Banana Fritters
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Banana Fritters

October 29, 2018 Natalie Rizzo

Baked banana fritters with a dollop of yogurt and sprinkle of nuts are a naturally sweet breakfast. SERVINGS: 5 SERVING SIZE: 3 fritters, 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1 tablespoon walnuts (80 grams) PREP TIME: 10

Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas in a bowl
Stone Soup

Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas

May 9, 2018 Natalie Rizzo

If a recipe uses some weird ingredient that I can only find at one particular grocery store, I’m definitely not making it. That’s why I love this simple recipe that features a lesser-used veggie in an easy way.


Edamame Bites

October 23, 2017 Natalie Rizzo

This delectable appetizer or snack brings together Asian flavors of edamame, ginger and soy sauce with quinoa and is baked in the oven for a tasty, better-for-you bite.


Beef on a Stick

October 19, 2017 Natalie Rizzo

Flank steak, bathed in a tangy and sweet marinade, grilled and served on a stick – easy and delicious!


Soy-Glazed Crunchy Chickpeas

October 15, 2017 Natalie Rizzo

Roasted chickpeas are a great crunchy and high protein snack to throw in your kids’ lunchbox. Also, since the chickpeas have a mild taste, they take on the flavor of the soy sauce marinade and make a better-for-you salty treat.

California Almonds

Spiced Apple Almond Cluster

August 31, 2017 Natalie Rizzo

This yummy snack mixes apple chips with chopped almonds, puffed brown rice and warm fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s all wrapped up into one little bite with a sweet coating of almond butter and

California Almonds

Chili Lime Roasted Almonds

July 25, 2017 Natalie Rizzo

One of the simplest combinations can be one of the best. This easy roasted almond recipe combines the savory flavors of chili powder, cumin and salt with the tanginess of lime juice and a dash of

January-February 2017

Decoding Food Label Claims: The Lowdown on Package Promises

December 19, 2016 Natalie Rizzo

While browsing supermarket aisles, you may notice food packages bearing various claims. “Low-sodium” and “nonfat” are established terms, but relatively new phrases such as “not bioengineered,” “no antibiotics” and “natural” are appearing on produce, meat,

Lekue Baguette
Kitchen Tools

Fresh Mini Baguettes at Home

September 8, 2016 Natalie Rizzo

Product Reviewed: ​Lékué Perforated Mini Baguette Bread Pan The only thing better than the smell of homemade bread in your kitchen is the taste of fresh, warm baguettes straight from your oven. But making delicious

Stone Soup

Do Gym-Goers Need Protein Shakes?

March 31, 2016 Natalie Rizzo

I hear the questions often. "How much protein do I need to eat?" "Should I drink a protein shake on the days I work out?" It's very difficult to make generalized diet recommendations for everyone,