Nutritious Spin on Peaches and Cream Using Canned Foods

Try this dessert made with condensed milk and canned peaches

As a chef, dietitian, and busy mom cooking for a family, I have always enjoyed canned foods at home. My favorite go-to’s that I always keep on hand include canned beans (vegan protein in an instant), canned pasta sauce (my girls love), canned green...
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Ricotta-Stuffed Jackfruit with Cinnamon

These stuffed jackfruits are sweet and creamy enough to serve as dessert.

These stuffed jackfruits are sweet and creamy enough to serve as dessert. You can enjoy them right away with a fork-and-knife wrap them individually and freeze, nibbling on them as a frozen treat. Pull them from the freezer a couple of minutes before biting...
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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Garlic Chips

Combine tender shishito peppers with garlic chips My first shishito pepper encounter was more than five years ago at Elements restaurant at Sanctuary. Tender, with a salty, sweet and deep smoky taste. While shishitos were once reserved for fine dining and niche Japanese restaurants, today...
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Soy-Honey Alaska Cod with Sunkist® Lemon

Alaska cod is an incredibly family friendly fish–mild and flaky, it easily takes on any flavor you throw at it. It is also a sustainable fish, making it an easy choice to increase your family’s fish consumption! I created this recipe for Sunkist® and Alaska Seafood Marketing...
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Orange-Pomegranate Roy Rogers Mocktail

Traditional kiddy cocktails are made with grenadine syrup, which is loaded with sugar and artificial red dyes, which may be linked to attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity in children. This updated crowd-pleasing mocktail gets it color from antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice, and its sweetness from fruit,...
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Salted Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters

Sea salt flakes, dark chocolate, fruit and nuts add up to delicious treats.

Dark chocolate treat won’t cause guilt How to Temper Chocolate in the Microwave Recently I put myself on a low-in-refined-starches-and-sugars diet in the hope of saving my hormonal skin (It is working! More on that later.). Needless to say, I’ve been jonesing for some sweets. While my nightly...
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Your Go-To Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

I get excited when I spot pulled pork on a restaurant menu, at a catered event or at a party. I can expect–even crave—the pork’s savory juices running down my palm, melt-in-the mouth tenderness and succulent layered, yet down-home flavors. Pulled pork might seem...
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Recipe: Mango & Date Parfaits with Cardamom Greek Yogurt

I recently hosted a Moroccan themed baby shower and created this spiced yogurt to accompany fruit skewers. My sister is still talking about “that yogurt” and begging for the recipe, so I decided to make it official and share. Mangos, pistachios and dates complement...
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Endive Salad with Beets, Blue Cheese, and Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Recently I received a gorgeous bouquet of California endive as a gift and was excited to prepare it my favorite way with sweet salad ingredients to balance the leaves’ mild bitterness. Endive is available fresh year round at many major supermarkets and specialty stores. Wrap...
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