TIP OF THE DAY: Eat More Legumes

Top: A chopped salad with spring peas. You can substitute sugar snap peas, or any other legume. Photo courtesy The Foster’s Market Cookbook. Bottom: This creative salad wraps leafy greens in prosciutto, with a side of cannellini beans in vinaigrette.   Nutritionist advise that we eat more legumes. But most people don’t know what a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Diet Baked Apples

Diet baked apples: Make them in the oven or microwave, eat them warm or chilled. Photo © J. Volodina | IST.   When you’re trying to cut back, dessert is the trickiest course to navigate. Personally, we avoid all “reduced calorie” versions of fattening desserts. It’s better to have a small piece of the good…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Holiday Cupcakes

December 15th is National Cupcake Day. When a holiday like this falls right before Christmas, there’s only one way to go: Christmas eat cupcakes. You can turn the food holiday into a seasonal holiday party, with a DYO (decorate your own) cupcake party, with holiday flavors and garnishes. Whether you bake them from scratch or…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Recipes For National Lemon Cream Pie Day

Frozen lemon cream pie with a hit of lemon-flavored vodka.   National Lemon Cream Pie Day is November 29th. This year, we’re serving up something special courtesy of a recipe from New Amsterdam Vodka: a frozen pie with vodka. Don’t want the alcohol? Don’t want a frozen pie? There’s a very creamy lemon cream pie…
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RECIPE: Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies From Quaker Oats

[1] Quaker’s most popular recipe is for its Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies (all photos courtesy Quaker Oats. [2] What great-great grandmother would have purchased. [3] Today’s canister reminds us that oatmeal is a heart-healthy food.   THE HISTORY OF QUAKER OATS One hundred years ago, Quaker introduced the now-iconic cylinder package for Old Fashioned Quaker Oats.…
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