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Thanksgiving Recipe: Maple-Apple Cranberry SauceRecipes
Are you looking to cut back on refined sugar this holiday? Or perhaps you’d like to jazz things up in the cranberry department? This cranberry sauce features maple syrup, apples, and apple cider for a lovely autumnal flavor. I think I like it better than the standard version! Most cranberry sauce recipes call for sugar, which not only balances out the tartness of the cranberries but also helps to thicken the sauce.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Moroccan-Spiced Carrot HummusRecipes
This hummus is so addicting, both in flavor and in color — bright orange! The Moroccan spices add such a lovely dimension, too. This is the kind of warm-and-spicy flavor combination I crave as the days get shorter and chillier. I have a feeling you will be whipping it up more than once this holiday season to share at dinner parties and potlucks. We are in the thick of the carrot harvest at our farm and this hummus is one of the first autumn carrot recipes I’ve made.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Blueberry Pie SmoothieRecipes
Spring is a lovely time of year to be a farmer. Yes, the days are incredibly busy from sunup until sundown, and most of that time is spent hunched over the dirt in a back-breaking position. But on our farm, we’re are never bitter in springtime (which is quite a contrast to the middle of August!). Right now, the unfolding of the summer seems bright and full of promise. Spring is also a great time of year to start eating lighter and healthier meals to fuel our bodies for long days ahead.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Banana-Date SmoothieRecipes
Calling all cardamom-lovers!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Smoothie Breakfast Bowl with Berries & GranolaRecipes
I love granola. I love it especially because granola sneaks things like chocolate chunks, coconut flakes, and sugared pecans into my bowl and yet still passes the breakfast-appropriate test. On summer mornings, granola and milk is my go-to, but September is here, which means I’m back on campus during the days and I need breakfasts that keep me satisfied until lunch.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie SmoothieRecipes
When temperatures drop, my smoothie consumption usually begins to taper, but this year I’ve been experimenting with adding fall ingredients to the usual blender suspects. My family’s most admired autumnal smoothie to date is this thick and creamy pumpkin pie version. It’s sweetened enough (with fruit!) that the pumpkin and spices bring pie to mind, but not so decadent that it strays into dessert territory. You can definitely still have this for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Super-Power Morning SmoothieRecipes
Now and then, a girl needs a little magic to get through the day and fly above it all. I have a couple of pretty gigantic projects going on right now, and while moving a mile a minute isn’t my preferred way to live, it’s been a reality. At times, I move so fast that I forget to eat, and I get clumsy and frantic. That’ll knock the wind right out of a lady’s magic fairy wings. To make sure I stay on top of it all, I need a nourishing and energizing breakfast.
Jan 29, 2020
Dairy-Free Dessert Recipe: Strawberries & “Cream” Chia PuddingRecipes
Chia seed puddings are all the rage these days, and for good reason. When stirred with water, juice, or milk, the seeds gel up and thicken, creating the most delightful tapioca-like texture. It’s easy (no heat required!) and contains all the nutrition of chia seeds, which taste neutral enough that you can play with your favorite flavors. In my case, that means a sweet spring combo of strawberries, coconut, and lime.
Jan 22, 2020
Easy Sweet Recipe: Kumquat Tarts with Almond-Date CrustRecipes
When I first conceived of these bright little tarts, I imagined them as dessert. Later I decided that they were even better as a fancy, yet healthy (gluten-free and sugar-free), breakfast. Either way, they are a luscious pairing of two winter gems: kumquats and dates. Kumquats and dates are some of my favorite treats from the winter farmers’ markets here in Southern California.
Jan 21, 2020
Gluten-Free Recipe: Rhubarb Coconut Honey TartRecipes
Jammy pink rhubarb, coconut custard, and a honey-rose water drizzle! Who needs gluten (or dairy or nuts or refined sugar, for that matter) when you’ve got all this going on?! A weeknight dinner was an unusual inspiration for this dessert, but the idea took hold as soon as I made the Fennel & Coconut Tart recipe from Vegetarian Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl of Green Kitchen Stories. (A review of their excellent new cookbook coming later this week!
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Paleo Chocolate Chip CookiesRecipes
While I don’t follow a Paleo diet, I do believe in filling my life with delicious, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies as often as possible. These cookies are soft and chewy, with just a touch of firmness around the edges, and have a very generous helping of melty chocolate bits. Basically they’re everything you’d want from a classic chocolate chip cookie. And if they happen to skip the grains, refined sugar, and dairy, well that is just fine by me.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Seasonal Fruit ChaatRecipes
And it's all thanks to chaat masala.
Jan 21, 2020
Breakfast Recipe: Savory Muffins with Prosciutto & ChivesRecipes
I grew up in a sprawling, voracious family that loved cereal so much we didn’t wait until breakfast to indulge. When my mom came home from the store with a load of “healthy” cereals and one special box of Golden Grahams, we all knew to pour a bowl immediately; it wouldn’t last until breakfast. My dad munched Cap’n Crunch as a late-night snack, and we anticipated our grandmother’s visits partly because that was the only time we’d get Honey Nut Cheerios.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Whole Grain Gingerbread MuffinsRecipes
I don’t often write about muffins or even make them at home because, to be honest, I just don’t like most muffins! The typical coffee shop fare tends to have big, domed tops and are often too sweet for my taste. I’m drawn to those dense hippie muffins that are packed with a good bit of whole grain flour and interesting flavors and textures — which is exactly the kind of muffin I’m sharing today.
Jan 21, 2020
Baby’s First Birthday Recipe: Dairy-Free Banana-Date CakeRecipes
Last week my sweet nephew turned one! As any culinary minded aunty would do, I set about to make something celebratory for my favorite little human. What I came up with has no refined sugars and is full of dates and bananas. Even the grown ups enjoyed a slice or two after the baby fest. I know there are many different points of view on how to feed our kids, in particular baby food.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast CookiesRecipes
I love a good breakfast cookie. I mean what’s better than having a sweet little treat first thing in the morning? These breakfast cookies are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and loaded with oats, walnuts, shredded carrots and raisins — making them perfect for a quick breakfast. Make them on Sunday, and grab them for breakfast all week long. I was inspired to make these after seeing a recipe on Heidi Swanson’s blog 101 Cookbooks.
Jan 21, 2020
How I Decided to Eat Less Sugar (It Made a Huge Impact on My Body and My Mind)
My Healthy 2020
After completing a Whole30 challenge 3 years ago Hannah Slabaugh, an engineer in Michigan, decided that eating less sugar was her version of healthy.
Jan 21, 2020
10 Low-Sugar Groceries That’ll Still Satisfy Your Sweet ToothGroceries
We're pretty sweet on these finds.
Jan 18, 2020
Recipe: Lemon Pepper Oven-Baked WingsRecipes
Oven-baked wings inspired by the greatest roast chicken of all time.
Jan 13, 2020
How To Make Instant Pot Vanilla ExtractRecipes
Is there anything the Instant Pot can't do?
Oct 18, 2019
Alternative Sweetener: Monk FruitPeople
Monk fruit is the latest darling of the alternative sweetener world, but what is this exotic fruit, and how does it compare to sugar and other substitutes? The monk fruit is a small, sweet melon native to China and Southeast Asia. Legend has it that Buddhist monks cultivated the lemon-sized fruit in the 13th century. In China it’s known as luo han guo and has traditionally been used in herbal medicine.
Aug 3, 2019
How To Make 3-Ingredient Energy Bars at HomeRecipes
Prepare for your mind to be blown. Ready? Homemade energy bars. Three ingredients. No cooking. No tricks. No kidding. I am a huge fan of chewy, nutty, fruit-filled energy bars of the sort made by Lärabar. These little bars are enough to spur me on to an afternoon work-out and keep The Hangry at bay. It was looking at the ingredient list of my favorite Cherry Pie Lärabar that made me first consider making them myself. The ingredients were just dates, almonds, and cherries. So simple.
Jun 5, 2019
How To Make DIY Instant Noodle CupsRecipes
Skip the weird artificial ingredients and flavorless nubs of dehydrated vegetables and make your own instant noodle cups.
Jun 5, 2019
Snack Recipe: Deluxe Tropical Trail MixRecipes
I long to be one of those people who packs a healthy, well-balanced meal when they travel. I have friends who pack lunches for their plane journeys — thinking out which foods will complement others and how it will affect the way they feel mid-flight. I don’t do this. Usually I can barely manage to eat a decent breakfast before I get out the door.
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe: Curry Coconut Savory GranolaRecipes
It’s about to begin, the parade of sweet treats through your office, your holiday parties, and probably your very own kitchen. Consider this granola a much-needed savory break for you and anyone lucky enough to receive it from you as a gift. Savory curry granola?, you may be thinking. That’s right: salty, crunchy, curry-spiked granola studded with toasted pecans and browned coconut chips.
Jun 5, 2019
Healthy Desserts: A New App From Green Kitchen StoriesPeople
Looking for more feel-good recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out Healthy Desserts, the newest iPad and iPhone app from the food blog Green Kitchen Stories, which is full of gorgeous photos and recipes for an assortment of sweets, many of which are grain-free, vegan, or raw — and totally tempting.The app collects all of the dessert recipes from the blog, along a few new recipes, and will be continually updated with new desserts as they go up on the site.
May 30, 2019
Recipe: 3-Ingredient Strawberry Nice CreamRecipes
It's so simple and refreshing, you'll quickly know the recipe by heart.
May 28, 2019
Lessons Learned From Traveling With Dietary RestrictionsPeople
When you have severe or multiple dietary restrictions, traveling can be frustrating, depressing … or a lot of fun, especially if you do some advance planning. Here are a few things I’ve learned from personal experience on the road and in the air. allhangry Research, research, research. Yes, it takes some of the spontaneity out of travel, but prior research can make the trip more enjoyable for yourself and your traveling companions.
May 24, 2019
Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt LassiRecipes
It’s not officially summer quite yet, but the recent temperatures here in New York say otherwise. I decided to take advantage of the early days of strawberry season and cool off with an icy strawberry lassi. A lassi is a traditional Punjabi drink made with yogurt. The most traditional forms are salty, rather than sweet, and are believed to aid digestion. Sweet lassis often feature mango, sometimes with rosewater.
May 3, 2019
Snack Recipe: Savory Cheese-Herb GranolaRecipes
A few months ago, Megan’s post on savory granola got my wheels turning. A truly savory, unsweetened granola seemed like a unique, gluten-free alternative to croutons on top of soup. And indeed it is — but it is also a light, addictive snack I can’t stop eating by the handful. The inspiration for this recipe came from a recipe for savory pumpkin seed and rye granola on CHOW.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bread PuddingRecipes
Elvis and I were born on the same day. Perhaps this connection explains my unyielding, everlasting, over–the–top love for all things banana and peanut butter? At a young age, I listened to our Graceland tour guide explain that the King used to love banana, peanut butter, and bacon sandwiches. Instead of being repulsed, I was downright inspired! Here’s an easy breakfast bread pudding bursting with salty sweetness, just perfect for a lazy morning.
May 2, 2019
Springtime Refresher: Dr. Oz’s Green Tea, Tangerine and Mint TonicRecipes
I’m not a fan of quirky weight loss and health food claims. It’s seems like every week there’s a new litany of superfoods promising to keep us forever young, slim and healthy only to be replaced by a different list the following week. I long ago stopped paying attention to most of them. So I was a little surprised when this tonic, which was originally called Tangerine Weight-Orade and is straight from weight-loss and health guru Dr. Oz, caught my eye.
May 2, 2019
Any Ideas for Simple Diabetic-Friendly Desserts for a Baby Shower?Recipes
Q: I’m planning a baby shower for a colleague who has gestational diabetes and is on a strict sugar-free diet. My challenge is providing desserts that the guest-of-honor and guests will want to eat, besides a fruit bowl. Any ideas for simple, crowd-pleasing, sugar-free desserts?Sent by CallieEditor: One thing you might do is ask the mother-to-be for a list of ingredients that are ok for her to eat and whether she has a favorite dessert she’d like at the party.
May 2, 2019
The Other Chocolate Chip: Carob ChipsSkills
I have always felt alternately fascinated and frustrated by carob chips. They’re advertised as a low-sugar chocolate substitute, but as any true chocolate devotee will confirm, they are definitely not chocolate. So what’s up with carob chips? Do you ever bake with them?Carob chips are made from the pod of the carob tree, a small Mediterranean shrub. The pods are dried, roasted, and ground into carob powder before being made into chips or used in other applications.
May 2, 2019
Skip the Weird Additives: Make Your Own Protein PowderRecipes
Smoothies made with protein powder are a great post-workout snack or breakfast on the go, but many commercial powders are loaded with artificial flavorings and other weird additives. Here’s an economical and less processed alternative: make your own tasty, vegan protein powder!There are high-quality plant-based protein powders with straightforward ingredient lists out there, but they are often quite expensive, and plant protein powder can be hard to choke to down plain.
May 2, 2019
A Fresh, Sugar-Free Alternative to Soda: Sparkling Ayala’s Herbal WaterGroceries
For the health conscious, Sparkling Ayala’s Herbal Water hits all the notes: it’s organic, sugar-free, and made without sweeteners, preservatives, additives, or colorants. But the best part is what it does contain: creative herbal extract combinations that make this an elegant standalone beverage or cocktail mixer.
May 2, 2019
Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea CrawleyPeople
If you think raw food has to be austere, Amber Shea Crawley’s Practically Raw Desserts will surely change your mind. From cookies to cakes, brownies, pies, puddings, candies, and other sweet treats, the recipes in this cookbook are full of flavor and also flexible so you can adapt them to your tastes, dietary needs, and ingredients on hand.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Cakey, Oaty Energy Bars Packed with Fruits & SeedsRecipes
When I had to adopt a restricted diet last year, I also got a crash course in planning ahead for snacks. Grabbing an impromptu bite to eat became a lot more complicated, and even store-bought energy bars were off-limits due to various food allergies and intolerances. I quickly developed the habit of always — always! — carrying something edible and energy-boosting in my bag.
May 2, 2019
Elana Amsterdam’s Paleo PantryKitchen
I spent last week in Boulder, Colorado, where I got a chance to meet up with a blog friend — Elana Amsterdam, who writes cookbooks on Paleo and grain-free cooking, and who blogs at Elana’s Pantry (remember her strawberry gluten-free cupcakes? So yummy!). So I thought it would be especially appropriate to bring you a peek into Elana’s real-life pantry. What does a Paleo pantry look like? What does she stock and use regularly?
May 2, 2019
Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free by Ricki HellerPeople
Can’t eat gluten, dairy, eggs, or refined sugar? Don’t despair — even you can have dessert! In Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free,Ricki Heller (of Diet, Dessert and Dogs fame) shares 100 allergy-friendly and vegan recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, and other treats that nearly everyone can enjoy.
May 2, 2019
Gluten-Free Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Sesame Coconut Ginger CookiesRecipes
Moist and naturally sweet with gingery bite, these cookies contain just five ingredients (four if you don’t count salt) and couldn’t be easier to make. Though you can also bake them in the oven, I love eating them raw, just firmed up in the freezer. Sometimes simple really is best. I came up with this recipe in the process of experimenting with a homemade version of Go Raw’s gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free Ginger Snaps Super Cookies.
May 2, 2019
8 Things I’ve Learned About Cooking Without Gluten, Dairy, Nuts and SugarSkills
A year ago, if you had asked what my favorite foods were, I would have replied, bread, butter, bread, almonds, bread … and did I mention bread? I pitied my gluten-intolerant friends and rolled my eyes at the trendiness of “everything-free” diets. So of course it happened: I found myself struggling with health problems, followed by the discovery that I, too, was one of those people who couldn’t tolerate gluten, dairy, nuts, or refined sugar.
May 2, 2019
The Guilt-Free Gourmet by Jordan & Jessica BourkePeople
Brother and sister team Jordan and Jessica Bourke are adamant that healthy eating shouldn’t mean denial. In their cookbook The Guilt-Free Gourmet, the Bourkes draw upon their experiences in food and nutrition to share recipes free of sugar, wheat, and dairy, yet full of flavor.
May 2, 2019
Ideas for Salad Dressings Without Added Sugar?Recipes
Q: I am kickstarting 2014 with a healthy eating challenge that restricts the use of all added sugar. This eliminates most salads, as many dressings need a pinch of honey, maple syrup, or just plain old sugar. What are some good recipes for dressings or salads that don’t use added sugar? Or what is a good substitute for “added sugar” in salad dressings?
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Spiced Cucumber Sticks with Chaat MasalaRecipes
One of my favorite things about India is its fantastic range of street food. From pav bhaji and vada pav, to vegetable chaats and bhel puri, every corner of India boasts its specialties — and no two street food vendors are alike. “Secret” ingredients abound and no one gives away any recipes for their signature dishes. These spiced cucumber sticks are probably the most ubiquitous of all street food.
May 2, 2019
The Oh She Glows Cookbook Taught Me That I Can Be Vegan & Still Eat NachosPeople
Book: The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon Price: $25.00 Overall Impression: Filled with recipes that will impress vegans and non-vegans alike. The Homies 2014 award winner Oh She Glows has tons of fans and it’s no wonder. Angela Liddon’s recipes are fresh, enticing, and approachable.
May 2, 2019
From Paleo Pancakes to Bean-Free Chili, The Paleo Kitchen DeliversPeople
Cookbook: The Paleo Kitchen: Finding Primal Joy in Modern Cooking by Juli Bauer of PaleOMG & George Bryant of Civilized Caveman Overall Impression: This book is a great resource for people interested in trying out the Paleo lifestyle without having to sacrifice their favorite comfort foods! The Paleo diet has gained a huge following these past several years.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Blackberry Chia JamRecipes
A low-sugar, all-natural jam that takes only minutes to prepare? Yes, there is such a thing! All you need is fresh fruit, lemon juice, chia seeds, and honey, and you can have a batch of homemade jam that is not only quick but quite low in sugar, too. Besides being rich in antioxidants, chia seeds are special because of their gelatinous properties: once immersed in liquid, the seeds inflate and give off a jelly-like texture.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Whipped Yogurt with Apples and WalnutsRecipes
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been attracted to dishes that could straddle the line between breakfast and dessert. Mounds of berry pancakes with whipped cream fit the bill. Chocolate chip waffles? Absolutely. In my recent cookbook, I even managed to work in a recipe for breakfast cookies!
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Chickpea Waldorf SaladRecipes
This simple chickpea Waldorf salad takes a lighter approach with flavors that take you from the warmer weather into fall and winter. Food like this makes the transition a little easier, so double up on the apples and add a bit of heat from red pepper flakes to warm you up. A traditional Waldorf salad is generally made with fresh apples, celery, and walnuts, and dressed with mayonnaise. I’ve seen a lot of versions that add chicken for a more complete meal.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Tahini and Cardamom-Spiced GranolaRecipes
Too often, the jar of tahini paste gets tucked away in the back of the pantry and only gets taken out for the occasional Middle Eastern salad dressing or batch of hummus. But tahini, ground sesame paste, is exceptionally versatile and can be used like any other nut or seed butter in your cupboard — it’s delicious in cakes, cookies, and even granola! Put your tahini to good use this fall and get baking. This delicious spiced granola is proof that tahini has a world of uses.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Hazelnut & Cherry Whole-Grain CrackersRecipes
If you’re anything like me, homemade gifts have become more and more appealing in recent years — they’re often cheaper than buying gifts at the store, and a homemade gift is sure to be something different and unexpected. This year, these simple and delicious hazelnut and cherry crackers have made my list. They’ll stay crisp and fresh for weeks, so you can make a few batches now and have them ready to go when you need a quick gift.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Kohlrabi and Cabbage Salad with Maple Lemon DressingRecipes
Yes, I grew up eating kohlrabi, also known as a German turnip. It tastes like a mild version of broccoli and has the texture of an apple. I suppose it was part of my childhood diet because it is available year-round — at the grocery store, even. While my mother prepared it simply — sliced and drizzled with lemon juice — I prefer a slightly more interesting take, paired with cabbage and tossed in a delicious sweet-tart dressing.
May 1, 2019
5 Ways to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Taste Like Halloween CandyPeople
I don’t know whether this has something to do with being an adult or is just the result of what my body is used to, but these days I can’t handle eating much candy. This poses a dilemma around Halloween, when the flavors of my childhood are calling to me, but I know how crummy I’ll feel after a candy-coated trip down memory lane. Enter: these sweet and salty pumpkin seeds, roasted until crispy and then dressed up like all our Halloween favorites.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Cranberry MorsRecipes
Mors is a tart, berry-based refresher that has a heck of a pedigree — it was first mentioned in the sixteenth-century Russian homemaking manual “Domostroy.” Although it’s frequently made from cranberries, mors can easily be made with just about any kind of wild or cultivated sour berries.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Turmeric SwitchelRecipes
This bright new riff on the classic switchel features turmeric, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antiviral agent. I love sipping turmeric switchel after a workout, or using it as a cocktail mixer with fresh sugarcane spirits like cachaça and rhum agricole. I highly recommend using fresh turmeric, which has a livelier flavor than the dried version.
May 1, 2019
4 Tips for Guarding Your Gut During Passover (or Anytime)Skills
I was raised in an Ashkenazi Jewish family, which means that unlike my friends from Sephardic or Mizrahi backgrounds, who eat rice and legumes and corn on Passover, I was instructed to avoid them all, along with any grain-based products that aren’t matzo. As such, I grew up associating Passover with an upset stomach. (This is what happens when you subsist on seder leftovers, matzo pizzas, and matzo spread with butter and jam.
May 1, 2019
How To Bake a Whole EggplantRecipes
Baking a whole eggplant is something of a culinary metamorphosis. The hot oven transforms eggplant’s firm, spongy interior into a luxurious, velvety texture, which in turn lends its merits to savory dips and vegan bolognese. Yet cooks cannot agree on just how eggplant should be baked. Should we halve it and score it, or poke it and wrap it in foil as you would a Russet potato? Our testing resulted in a dead-simple solution with stellar results.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Tomato Water PopsRecipes
Let me introduce you to your new summer BFF: tomato water pops. These blush beauties are a savory snack on a stick that will make you a hero at every backyard BBQ between now and September, or even just your own personal hero at midnight on a hot August night. These pops are packed full of tomato flavor and studded with fresh basil, making them a fast and fancy appetizer option for serving a crowd. Here’s how to make these tomato Popsicles this summer.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Grapefruit and Avocado Winter SaladRecipes
If you’re feeling the winter blues right about now, this salad is the antidote you need. With ruby red grapefruit and creamy avocado at center stage, plus a little help from crisp fennel and a handful of greens, it’s a cold-weather staple in my meal plan for light lunches and simple dinners that I’ve been leaning on in various forms for years.
May 1, 2019
5 Low-Sugar Ways I Bake Dessert for My FamilySkills
In our house, we do our best to eat meals that give our girls ample opportunities to eat lots of fruits and veggies. But since I know that life is more enjoyable when there are regular treats, we also do a lot of baking. I often feel like my kids are being offered sugary treats everywhere we go, so the baking I do at home is always lower in sugar.
May 1, 2019
5 Toddler-Friendly Fruit and Veggie Pouches with the Least Amount of SugarPeople
And toddlers will still like them — promise!
Mar 8, 2018
Recipe: Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and CheddarRecipes
I’ve become an oatmeal connoisseur. I’m that woman who orders oatmeal when eating out at relatively nice restaurants or on vacation to see just how they do it. When on a train trip a few months ago, I even became quite enamored with Amtrak oatmeal and would look forward to it each morning (it was a long train trip). Like you, I’m sure, I’ve had really great oatmeal and my share of pretty awful bowls, and I’ve learned a lot in between those experiences.
Oct 5, 2015
Recipe: Breakfast Barley Bowl with Mango, Coconut, and BananaRecipes
I’m a sucker for a good whole-grain breakfast bowl. In many ways, I consider it the perfect breakfast; grains are a great vehicle for seasonal fruit, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and yogurt. While I tend to stick to cooking grains with water or broth when making dinner, in the morning I like to get a little creative and cook them with something other than water. Lately my go-to has been coconut milk, and this tropical barley bowl is evidence that it can be a pretty delicious move.
Sep 13, 2015
Recipe: Grapefruit Honey Ginger SodaRecipes
Though it may be chilly outside, I think the beginning of the year is an excellent time for a glass of homemade grapefruit ginger soda. I came up with this recipe when my partner swore off commercial soda, and after months of holiday indulgence, the light and tangy fizz is most welcome. The soda is sweetened with honey, not sugar, and the ginger provides a note of warmth for winter. This recipe is for a syrup that you can mix with carbonated water (store-bought or homemade).
Jan 6, 2014
Raw Recipe: Tahini-Date Salted CaramelsRecipes
I considered waiting until the holidays to share these salted tahini date caramels with you, but they are so swoon-worthy that I just had to post the recipe right now. Plus, if you can get your hands on caramel-like Barhi dates, which won’t be in season for long, they will make these confections all the more special.
Oct 9, 2013
Recipe: Easy Bourbon Peach SorbetRecipes
Bourbon and peaches were made for each other, and not just in cocktail form. Here’s a grown-up sorbet that marries golden peaches with the vanilla and caramel notes of bourbon — it’s a bowl of cool refreshment and warm summer sunshine all at the same time. And you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make it. I call this grown-up sorbet not only because of the booze, but also because it isn’t overly sweet.
Jul 24, 2013
5 Tips for Making Healthier Banana BreadPeople
It’s true that when the weather turns warmer, I don’t bake as often. But when you live in Seattle, that tends to be a slow, evolving process with many people here insisting that summer doesn’t actually start until after July 4th. In other words: we’ve got some baking days left in us yet! I’ve been experimenting with wholesome quick breads for breakfast and had great luck turning oil-laden, sweet recipes into healthier morning options.
May 31, 2013
Craving a (Not Too) Sweet Dessert? 7 Desserts Without White SugarRecipes
Dessert is one of my favorite meals. Let’s face it: I have a pretty fierce sweet tooth. But many of us are trying to watch our sugar intake or, at least, cut down on the pure white stuff. Here are seven desserts that satisfy a sweet tooth without using any white sugar at all.   So what are they? They’re a list of a few inspired and varied desserts that don’t rely on processed white sugar (or chemical/artificial sweeteners) to craft delicious, satisfying desserts.
May 13, 2013
Perfect Bacon In The Oven
Perfect Bacon In The Oven
Jan 17, 2018
Slow Cooker Applesauce
Slow Cooker Applesauce
Sep 19, 2018
Stovetop Green Beans
Stovetop Green Beans
Jul 31, 2018