HALLOWEEN: Gnosis Raw Organic Chocolate

You’ve heard that chocolate is good for you, but those claims leave out two key points: Many of the flavanoids, the healthy antioxidants in cacao beans, are cooked out of the beans during the roasting process. Chocolate contains lots of refined sugar—milk chocolate and white chocolate have the most sugar, bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Carb Pizza Alternative: Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini “canoes” substitute for pizza crusts. Photo courtesy Lucero Olive Oil.   It’s not the toppings that are the problem with eating pizza frequently. The crust is where the ne’er-do-well carbs reside. The late, lamented Goldberg’s Pizza in Manhattan offered a diet pizza by heaping the toppings into an aluminum pie plate instead of onto…
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PRODUCT: BettaSnax, Diet Biscotti

Bettasnax is an artisan bakery that specializes in better snacks. Using only premium ingredients, the bakery aims to “fill the gap”: the gap in healthy snacks, the gap between lunch and dinner. They’ve scored a hit with their first product, all-natural biscotti slices. Conventional biscotti have been whittled down to thin rectangles, approximately 1″ x…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Non Fat Mashed Potatoes

If you want your mashed potatoes laden with butter, cream and sour cream, here’s a recipe from Williams-Sonoma. Photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma.   Lovers of mashed potatoes have to be cholesterol-hearty: There’s lots of saturated fat-laden butter, cream and sour cream in each delicious forkful. But you can make an alternative version with nonfat versions of…
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ENTERTAINING: Toys & Food

Today we received this photo of a 1,100-pound car. But it can’t be driven: It’s a cake. Really. The life-size baked race car was created by the Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman, for a NASCAR promotion at Hendrick Motorsports in Charlotte, North Carolina. NASCAR star Kasey Kahne unveiled his new No.5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet…
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