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A Quick & Cool Chocolate Fix: Microwave Chocolate Ramekin / Mug Cake ~*Recipe ReDux*~

23 Jul

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I am a member of a community of health and dietitian bloggers called The Recipe Redux. The Latin “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, and the aim of The Recipe Redux is to reinvent the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach.

On the 21st and 22nd of each month, members of this community receive a unique recipe challenge. This month’s challenge is all about beating the heat. Whether you go slow or fast, just don’t turn on the oven. 

I am using the microwave to indulge my chocolate cravings without heating up the entire apartment. While this is not nearly my favorite type of cake, it hits the spot for a quick and kinda healthy-ish single-serving fix.

This chocolate ramekin / mug cake is made with equal parts flour and cocoa powder, uses 1/4 teaspoon liquid fat (melted coconut oil, butter, or canola oil) and a few spoons of applesauce or yogurt.  Continue reading

“Savor Cooks” Series for Savor Health Blog

26 Jun

For the past 6 months I have been blogging for Savor Health‘s “Savor Cooks” series highlighting a seasonal fruit or vegetable of the month with corresponding recipes.

The recipes are posted every month on the Savor Health blog.

See below for some of the recipes I created so far this year, and don’t forget to eat your fruits and veggies EVERY day!

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Matcha Kiwi Banana ‘Ice Cream’ Continue reading

Strawberry Simple Syrup ~*Recipe ReDux*~

22 May

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I am a member of a community of health and dietitian bloggers called The Recipe Redux. The Latin “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, and the aim of The Recipe Redux is to reinvent the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach.

On the 21st and 22nd of each month, members of this community receive a unique recipe challenge. This month’s challenge is all about making healthy, colorful cocktails and mocktails for spring and summer celebrations.

I came home from the store this week with a carton of strawberries– my first strawberries of the season! After eating a few right out of the sink, I set to work preparing a strawberry simple syrup.

With strawberry simple syrup on hand, I can make my own strawberry soda by topping a shot or two of syrup with seltzer water. What a pretty way to stay hydrated on a sunny spring day.  Continue reading

2+ Ways to Use Dried Cranberries ~*Cranberry Bog Blog*~

25 Apr

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Every few months I get a package with a Cranberry Bog Blogger Recipe Challenge. This month is all about using dried cranberries.

Dried cranberries add fiber and sweetness to snacks and meals, and they store well at room temperature. This video from the Cranberry Marketing Committee shows how to enjoy Dried Cranberries, 5 Ways featuring:

  • Cranberry Chicken Salad
  • Baked Brie with Dried Cranberries
  • Spinach Salad with Cranberries
  • Cranberry Trail Mix
  • Ladybugs on a Log

Below are 2 recipes I created that use dried cranberries:

  • Cranberry-Fig-Pecan-Almond Charoset
  • Cranberry, Carrot, and Acorn Squash Salad with Parsley and Feta

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Saving My Scraps for Compost ~*Recipe ReDux*~

22 Apr

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I am a member of a community of health and dietitian bloggers called The Recipe Redux. The Latin “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, and the aim of The Recipe Redux is to reinvent the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach.

On the 21st and 22nd of each month, members of this community receive a unique recipe challenge. This month’s challenge:

Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’re challenging ReDux members to show how they reduce food waste.  Continue reading

Mark Bittman’s Cornmeal Pancakes ~*Recipe ReDux*~

22 Mar

IMG_3623.JPGI am a member of a community of health and dietitian bloggers called The Recipe Redux. The Latin “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, and the aim of The Recipe Redux is to reinvent the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach.

On the 21st and 22nd of each month, members of this community receive a unique recipe challenge. This month’s challenge:

“Spring Clean the Kitchen: Cook with at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. Try not to go to the store to buy anything new. Give tips on how to make a healthy dish out of whatever you have on-hand.” Continue reading

Chloe Coscarelli’s Straw and Hay Pasta

7 Mar

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Here’s a recipe that’s perfect for one of those very chilly winter nights when all you want to do is stuff your face with pasta and sit on the couch with a good show on cue, but still feel kinda healthy.

It’s Chloe Coscarelli’s Straw and Hay Pasta from her first cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen. Continue reading