While there are plenty of healthy store bought snacking options out there, making your own vegetable chips allows you to control how much fat and salt you’re putting in your food. For The Biggest Loser Thanksgiving menu, the meal starts off with a Roasted Sweet Potato and Toasted Sage Dip and these roasted vegetable chips are a perfect pairing. If you don’t have time to make your own, you can serve the dip with crisp raw vegetable, quick blanched vegetables or whole grain crackers instead.
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Summer salads need no introduction — we believe a great summer salad holds equal stature to the classic summer burger or peach pie; a truly remarkable one puts all its others to shame. We’re also big proponents of the “a salad a day” philosophy, especially in warmer months when hemlines inch up and up. But perhaps you’re in need of a little inspiration, yes? After all, in these dog days of summer motivation can be lacking. So let us do the work for you— or some of it, at least, in terms of helping you find some stunning salad recipes.
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Oh, the pantry. It often gets brushed off as the black hole of kitchen storage and ends up with all kinds of mish-mosh, odds and ends foods. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Earlier today I talked about cooking from the pantry for the Family Food Summit and it got me thinking just how important a proper pantry is.
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I don’t mean to brag, but I got to cook for a god this holiday weekend and he was a big fan. Our July 4th celebration was a very last minute affair so we had an intimate group of friends and family over for some pooltime and a laidback cookout. Though my friends are a bunch of first-class eaters, the champion-of-the-day was 3-year old Thor who, fittingly to his super-human name, is a big fan of steak.
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We don’t know about you guys, but this year, we’ve been counting down the days to Memorial Day. The whole weekend is a glorious ode to summer, a trifecta of perfect weather, copious produce and playing hooky (so what if your boss knows beforehand?). Make sure you kick the season off to a good start with a menu that makes the best of all three.
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Easter is the true sign of spring for us – it’s the first big occasion of the season to splurge on the abundance of gorgeous produce! Naturally, then, we’re suggesting you go wild with the veggies when creating your Easter feast menu. Whether you’re planning a brunch, dinner, or fancy-pants cocktail party, we’ve got a list of Easter recipes and DIY decorations that will have you celebrating in style.
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Before winter runs out on us, we need to talk about Meyer lemons. Get to know these citrus darlings a little better so you can make the best of them in your kitchen.
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My favorite sauce of 2013 tops broiled polenta for an easy, gluten-free, vegetarian appetizer recipe: Broiled Polenta Bites with Green Harissa and Feta.
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A recipe for healthy Date Coconut Cacao Nib Truffles that I take with me when I’m traveling so I can eat on the go.
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A super simple late summer Plum and Prosciutto Skewers appetizer that takes mere minutes to make.
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