Peanut butter has been around for centuries and by now the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich is old news. Being a 2013 trend, chefs and lovers of all nut butters got creative with new recipes that pack in the nutty flavor along with the heart-healthy fats, protein, potassium and fiber. Take it beyond the PB&J in your own kitchen with these recipes, swapping out the peanut butter for your favorite nut butter.
When roasted to perfection, sweet potatoes are nature's candy. A simply dressed tuber dosed with nothing more than a touch of unsalted butter and a sprinkling of pecans puts a nutritious finishing touch on many family meals. For something a little more special, the background hint of maple is the perfect fit in this savory sweet recipeContinue reading...
If you’ve never heard of pichuberry or sacha inchi, they’re worth getting to know. These two foods are among the “superfoods” celebrated in the new book, Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-Aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes.Continue reading...
Think salads are boring? Guess again! This one's loaded with flavor and comes complete with a DIY citrusy dressing. So good!Continue reading...
Can you really live longer if you eat more fruits and vegetables? Yes you can! Go beyond the number of servings recommended for longevity and the health and weight loss benefits rise. How can you eat to maximize your health and just how many servings of fruits and vegetables will extend your life?Continue reading...
When a marinade recipe calls for wine, is it ok to substitute something else? Yes! Grape juice is a delicious alcohol-free addition to a marinade. Head on out to the store and pick up a tasty non-tenderized flank steak, a lovely bunch of red grapes, and a bottle of 100% red grape juice. While the coals are heating up, let this excellent marinade work it's magic.Continue reading...
Pumpkin is not just for pies. The bright orange squash is perfect for savory dishes like curry. Skip the store bought curry paste and learn how to make your own mild yellow curry. Chop up a mountain of pumpkin, sweet potato, and onion. Then let the flavors merge and mellow to perfection in your pan or wok.Continue reading...
These chicken 'n cheese enchiladas are FRIGHTENINGLY good. They even come topped with black-olive spiders!
While the Great Pumpkin rises in the cool mist, stay snug and warm in your kitchen cooking up a steaming pot of Pumpkin, Apple, Chicken Sausage Soup. Apple goodness merges perfectly with the earthy flavor of pumpkin in this easy to make savory soup.Continue reading...
When fall weather arrives, it is time to start your oven and get stewing! This delicious Italian Beef Stew was updated from an old family recipe. I've reducing fat, sodium, and calories - but left in all the great flavor. Mama D, would have been proudContinue reading...
Wonton-wrapper pie crusts cut carbs, but not flavor. These teeny shepherd's pies are loaded with veggies and topped with mashed-potato goodness!Continue reading...
Need to lower the fat in your day, but still want a bit of dessert? Sub in apples and applesauce for some or all of the fat in baking. The only fat in this delicious Apple Cake comes from a sprinkling of healthy walnuts. Make it tonight, it will be even better tomorrowContinue reading...
Whether or not you follow a Raw Food Diet, you can’t deny the satisfying crunch of biting into a raw veggie. Roasted, sautéed, and boiled vegetables are delicious, but there are benefits to be gained from incorporating a raw veggie or two onto your plate. Save some cooking time and explore new flavors with these recipes. You might not have even known you can eat them this way!Continue reading...
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