Category: Healthy Food

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
NEW “Slimming” Option added to Meal Plans (lower fat, bread-free for BLE)
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NEW “Slimming” Option added to Meal Plans (lower fat, bread-free for BLE)

Hold on to your forks… There’s a new “Slimming” option on the meal plans! STARTING THIS WEEK! (August 2 2017 meal plan) The “Slimming” option includes the lower fat modification you already know and love PLUS bread-free suggestions. If you are trying to eat less processed grains, live a flour-free life, follow BLE (bright line eating),...

February 4, 2017February 4, 2017by
Shortcut to Slim Season 2 is coming back August 6th!
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Shortcut to Slim Season 2 is coming back August 6th!

The ‘must-listen’ research podcast on dieting and nutrition is back! Shortcut to Slim season 2 starts Sunday, August 6th With a new episode every week! Get ready to learn all about neuroscience, your brain, environmental triggers, and the incredible psychology behind why we eat, overeat, binge, plateau, and sabotage ourselves this season. Catch Season 1’s...

January 24, 2017January 24, 2017by
TIP OF THE DAY: Bunless Burgers
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bunless Burgers

Most store-bought burger rolls are pretty blah: a form of white bread used to hold the burger. Earlier, we suggested 25+ alternatives to the burger bun, from baguette to brioche to pretzel roll. Even when the roll is special, it begs the question: Does the bread serve any purpose other than enabling utensil-free eating? We...

January 2, 2017January 2, 2017by