The alfredo-like sauce on this pasta is made with whole milk instead of heavy cream, giving you the same flavor and texture, but not all the unwanted fat and calories. The trick is to start with a simple roux made from butter and flour, then to slowly stir in milk for a thicker consistency. Toss in some diced eggplant and fresh oregano, and you’ve got a delicious and filling vegetarian meal.
In the heart of winter, nothing seems to take the chill off like a steaming bowl or mug of soup. Cooking a soup meal can be a lovingly drawn out affair, or as simple as opening a can. Many people have found a happy medium by buying ready-made beef, chicken or vegetable broth, and adding their own fresh root and green vegetables in a slow simmer.
If you’ve got some extra brown rice leftover from last night’s stir-fry dinner, today’s breakfast is going to be a breeze! Stir in a scoop of almond butter, some applesauce, a pinch of cinnamon and a few other simple ingredients for a delightful, belly-warming bowl of porridge. Top with fresh berries for added antioxidants and sweetness.
My adoration for peanut butter might actually border a bit on obsession. I do have a jar on my desk at all times, after all.
If you’re a peanut butter lover like me, this post is for you. In honor of everyone’s favorite sandwich spread (and eat-by-the-spoonful treat), I’ve gathered three simple recipes that you need try, NOW:
If crust or crumble toppings are your favorite part of baked apple desserts, you’re going to love this Cranberry Apple Crisp. It’s covered with crispy-chewy whole-grain clusters, laced with bits of dried cranberry and rich dark chocolate. Serve warm with honey or Greek yogurt as a healthy dessert or unexpected breakfast treat.
It’s been a delicious (and healthy) year! Plates were piled high with colorful salads. Meatless Mondays trickled over into Tuesdays (and Wednesdays and Thursdays…). You kicked gluten to the curb. Burned out your blender on micro-greens smoothies. Fell harder in love with chocolate than you ever thought possible, once you tasted it raw.
Spruce up traditional stuffing with the clever addition of sweet, chopped dried cherries and crunchy sunflower seeds. This gluten-free side dish is made with brown rice instead of bread crumbs–so it can be enjoyed by everyone at your holiday table! Read more →
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