TIP OF THE DAY: Make Spice Water

For Thanksgiving, infuse the water pitcher with seasonal spices and herbs. Try one or more of the following (we use all of them): Cardamom pods Cinnamon sticks Fresh ginger slices Lemon or orange slices Mint leaves Whole cloves   Refreshing and thirst quenching, the spices and herbs also add a boost of antioxidants to the…
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RECIPE: Fish Ceviche (Consider Trout!)

Trout ceviche. Photo courtesy ILoveBlueSea.com   Ceviche, raw fish or shellfish cured by acidic citrus juice, has been popular in Latin America for many centuries. In the early 1500s, the Spanish conquistadors wrote of an Inca dish of raw fish marinated in chicha, a fermented maize beer that dates back some 2,000 years. The concept…
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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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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker

A frozen banana (or your favorite fruit) goes into the machine, banana soft serves comes out in a minute. Photo © Corinna Gissemann | Fotolia.   Are you an ice cream addict but want to give up those refined sugar calories and carbs? Do you want to add more fruit to your diet? Now, you…
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COOKING VIDEO: Healthy Chips And Dip

  As a nation, we love crunchy snacks and creamy dips. As calorie counters, we don’t. In this video, chef Curtis Stone shows how easy it is to make your own lowfat baked chips (commercial chips can have 30% fat) and lowfat, low-calorie dips. They taste good and keep you looking good (Chef Stone looks…
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