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5 Holiday Traditions to Start in the Kitchen

December 6, 2013 Jen Haugen

As the holidays are fast approaching, so are my to-do lists. You know the ones: shopping, cooking, wrapping, card-writing, etc. It leaves me feeling a bit overwhelmed.  But there’s something extra on the list each

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Lightening Up Your Holidays

December 2, 2013 Sharon Palmer

Americans steadily gain an average of .4 to 1.8 pounds each year during their adult lives, according to research, and it’s likely that the time of year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s may be to

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Finding Good Sources of Protein

November 22, 2013 Brandi Thompson

Protein is one of my biggest focus points with clients, patients and family members. Are you getting enough protein? Do you think about where protein comes from? Are you getting way too much protein? My

A Variety Of Dried Beans And Wooden Spoon
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3 Bean Dip Recipes

November 21, 2013 Crystal Petrello

Chickpeas and hummus are quickly becoming a staple in kitchens around America. Essentially, hummus is a Mediterranean bean dip and spread made from mashed chickpeas. But try mixing it up and get creative in the

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Anatomy of a Recipe

November 20, 2013 Tram Le

I don’t really have a hard time writing down recipes as I’m cooking. Because I’ve been reading cookbooks like novels for a long time, recipe writing comes naturally to me. I get an idea, write

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Quick Persimmon Jam

November 19, 2013 Carlene Thomas

Many people think the fall and winter seasons bring boring produce, but there are actually many interesting flavors to explore. Persimmons are a relatively “new to me” fruit. They’re rather odd looking with closely cropped

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If Sugar Addiction is Real, Now What?

November 15, 2013 Lauren Larson, MS, RDN

What do sucrose, fructose, glucose, dextrose, galactose, lactose, maltose, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, maple syrup, molasses, evaporated cane juice, muscovado, sucanat, brown rice syrup, malt syrup, barley malt, agave, and maltodextrin all have

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Pumpkin Spiced Energy Bites

November 14, 2013 Lauren O'Connor, MS, RD

Did you know that pumpkin treats can be quite healthy? I’m not talking about your traditional pumpkin pie loaded with sugar and cream. Pumpkin — even the canned kind — is rich in the antioxidant beta carotene,

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In Pursuit of Apples in North Carolina

November 12, 2013 Meaghan Mikulas

Some apples look amazingly delicious — plump and juicy and perfectly unblemished. So dreamy, it looks as if it was just harvested today and you can faintly smell the crisp fall air in it. You

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Caramelized Onion & Pear Jam

November 11, 2013 Maria Tadic, RD

It never fails that each year, as the cool weather comes around, I fall in love with all the delicious pumpkin and apple recipes. They're definitely my top two favorite foods of the season. But

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Gluten-free Apple Crisp for the Holidays

November 7, 2013 Alexa Barbee

Gluten-free eating has become more and more popular the past few years. About 3 million people in America have celiac disease, while many more are either gluten intolerant or just prefer to avoid this ingredient.

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3 ‘Hummus With a Twist’ Recipes

November 5, 2013 Holly Larson

Hummus, that fabulous middle-eastern spread made from chickpeas and tahini is a great dip for raw veggies, whole grain crackers and pita as well as a tasty spread on sandwiches and in wraps. My gripe?