Category: Healthy Food

HOLIDAY: Cereal Donuts For National Cereal Day
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HOLIDAY: Cereal Donuts For National Cereal Day

[1] and [2] Cereal-topped donuts and milk from Show Me The Yummy. [3] and [4] Lactaid for everyone! (photo courtesy Lactaid).   March 7th is National Cereal Day, and here’s the big question: Do you drink the leftover milk in your cereal bowl? According to a survey by Wakefield Research*, 74% of Americans frequently drink...

July 1, 2017July 1, 2017by
TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Better Bean’s Yummy, Ready To Eat Beans
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Better Bean’s Yummy, Ready To Eat Beans

The Better Bean Company makes a terrific product that should take off nationwide. We hope it will be the next big thing in delicious, nutrient-dense food for all meals of the day. We hope you’ll try it. You can even get your first tub free (see below). A NEW WAY TO BUY BEANS The company...

June 12, 2017June 12, 2017by
TIP OF THE DAY: Olive Oil Polenta Cake
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TIP OF THE DAY: Olive Oil Polenta Cake

We have advocated olive oil cake before. But this is a variation with polenta (cornmeal) instead of white flour. Olive oil cake is a standard in some parts of Italy, substituting olive oil for butter as the fat. So is polenta cake, with a hearty crumb. Both are rustic, uniced cakes. When we first tried...

June 2, 2017June 2, 2017by
PRODUCTS: Five More Favorite Foods & Beverages
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PRODUCTS: Five More Favorite Foods & Beverages

Another roundup of some recently discovered “favorites,” in alphabetical order. 1. BAI BUBBLES Bai became a hot brand with its Bai 5 line of five-calorie drinks in great-tasting fruit flavors. Now, the brand has a carbonated line, Bai Bubbles: a “sparkling antioxidant infusion” in 11.5-ounce cans. We’re not inveterate soda drinkers, but Bai Bubbles achieves...

May 26, 2017May 26, 2017by
RECIPE: Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
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RECIPE: Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

May 31st is National Macaroon Day. Here, David Lebovitz, renowned pastry chef, blogger and author of cookbooks, shares his recipes for chewy, chocolaty macaroons. First, some macaroon history: MAC-A-ROON is the English name for the Italian almond meringue cookies (maccarone, mah-cah-ROW-nay) first made by monks, possibly in the 13th century. They most resemble today’s amaretti...

May 8, 2017May 8, 2017by
Best Easy Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe (dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free)
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Best Easy Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe (dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free)

Lately I’ve been sharing some of my favorite Meal Mentor exclusives with you…   Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce (with gluten-free, soy-free option) Sugar-Free Barbecue Sauce Lentil Gravy Caesar Salad Dressing (vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free)   Here’s one more simple healthy recipe I’m obsessed with!   This ranch dressing is RIDICULOUS.  Creamy, tangy, rich, and completely healthy.  It...

May 3, 2017May 3, 2017by
TIP OF THE DAY: Plateau De Fruits De Mer For Vegetarians & The Seafood Averse
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plateau De Fruits De Mer For Vegetarians & The Seafood Averse

One of our favorite I-deserve-a-treat meals is a big plateau de fruits de mer (PLAH-toe-duh MARE, platter of fruits of the sea—photo #1): a large pile, nicely arranged, of raw shellfish (clams and oysters in multiple varieties, scallops) and lightly cooked shellfish (crab legs, langoustine, lobster, lump crab meat, mussels, prawns, shrimp). Sometimes, in coastal...

April 10, 2017April 10, 2017by
TIP OF THE DAY:  Cook Sorghum For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cook Sorghum For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

When we first saw the word sorghum, it was as a tween, in the reading of “Gone With The Wind.” There was no sugar available in the blockaded, war-torn South, so Scarlett O’Hara sweetened her coffee substitute, chicory, with sorghum syrup, a molasses substitute. For decades, we thought of sorghum as a sweetener. After all,...

March 23, 2017March 23, 2017by
TIP OF THE DAY: National Hummus Day: Try A New Brand!
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TIP OF THE DAY: National Hummus Day: Try A New Brand!

[1] Black Garlic, one of 11 delicious flavors of Hope Hummus (photo courtesy Hope Foods). [2] One of our favorite ways to serve hummus: topped with salad ingredients and, as a lunch dish, with a hard-boied egg (photo courtesy Shayla | NOLA). [3] Woo hoo, chocolate hummus (photo courtesy Hope Foods).   May 13th is...

March 22, 2017March 22, 2017by
#MakeABook Tasty… Recipes!
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#MakeABook Tasty… Recipes!

OMG, I have been laughing so hard reading the #MakeABookTasty hashtag on Twitter today. I tweeted at Goodreads (where I store all my books… 121 this year and counting!) asking them to roundup the best and pair them with recipes, but then I thought WAIT I can do that.  Here are some of my favorite responses…...

March 3, 2017March 3, 2017by