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What recipe has all the flavors of Thanksgiving without any of the foods that cause the bloating, weight gain, and general discomfort we usually associate with the post-Thanksgiving food coma that inevitably follows the day most Americans spend over-eating? Ding, ding, ding, you guessed it! My Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad, gluten-free, dairy…(Read More)

¬†Family. Food. Tradition. In an Italian family those three things are our holy trinity. No gathering is complete without all of them. As I made a traditional Italian pastry, cujinites -no, we have no idea how they are really spelled, speculated as calcunetta- with my Dad, Mom, uncle, and hubby a couple weeks ago, this…(Read More)

Holiday Cocktail Tips


Tis the Season to be Jolly But does jolly have to equal fat? Not if you know what to avoid, what to limit, and what to substitute. Holiday cocktails. So yummy. So tempting. So full of sugar and fat. It’s easy to fa-la-la-la-la yourself right up the scale and out…(Read More)

Have Your Cocoa and Drink it Too Yum doesn’t mean bad fat and sugar. It means flavor. In a meal or a drink. Two rules for this healthy hot cocoa recipe: You must be a chocolate lover You must use high-quality, dark, unsweetened cocoa I get mine from King Arthur Flour, Double Dutch…(Read More)