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Nutritional Breakdown: A Vegan Revamp on the Classic Brownie Recipe

Once a rare indulgence, brownies now deserve to be a regular treat! While the exact numbers vary, a traditional brownie serving contains nearly 400 calories, half of which comes from fat. The recipe usually calls for butter, unsweetened chocolate, white sugar, eggs, and all-purpose flour, all of which add no […]

Sunday Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Sea Salt

Avocados and chocolate like never before. Sometimes you need a decadent recipe that you can make in less than twenty minutes. This one is it. As we all know, there is no better combination than dark chocolate and sea salt. Made with avocados, the mousse is also vegan, but serve it to […]

Vintage Recipe Revamp: Egg Nests With Fresh Mint and Honey

Would you pay 42 cents for this 1977 version of egg nests? A 42 cent lunch would be nice! However, I’m not quite sure I’d even fork over that amount, measly it may be, for the above egg nest featured in a March 1977 publication of Homemakers. From the looks […]

Foodie Underground: The Secret Diary of a Foodie, Part Three

ColumnOur ongoing look inside the intriguing world of a foodie. While madly searching for food trucks, a good greens blog and love – we get another look into the secret life of a foodie. (Part 1 and 2 in case you missed them.) Saturday September 1, 2012, 7:33 p.m. Dear Diary, […]

Nutritional Breakdown: The Oreo Goes Gluten-Free

  Since its introduction in 1912, NaBisCo’s Oreo cookie has becoming the best selling cookie of the 20th century in the U.S. This classic snack – crème smeared between two chocolate discs – is a childhood classic. But despite its popularity in numbers – more than 362 billion Oreos have […]

On Salt Obsession: Isn’t It All Salty?

I’ve heard that, when asked what kind of salt to use for a dish, Julia Child once replied, “salt is salt”. Even though I’m not sure if she really said this or if it’s a Julia legend, it certainly sounds like something she’d say. I can relate. Sometimes, when faced […]

Sunday Recipe: Fig and Almond Energy Bites

Forget the oven, just mix and roll. These Fig and Almond Energy Bites are quick, easy, and don’t involve any baking. They go just as well with an afternoon bike ride or post-run recovery snack as they do with a Sunday evening movie. This is cookie dough without the need […]

Benefits of Sea Salt: Bring the Beach to Skin and Hair

Dreaming of the beach? You may be stuck somewhere less balmy right now. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring the beach to your beauty regimen. Get in on the benefits of sea salt beauty products. Winter tends to suck the life out of skin and hair. Or at least the […]

Foodie Underground: What Are You Traveling With?

ColumnWhen chocolate and sea salt just aren’t an option. Five minutes before I needed to be out the door I was running around like a madwoman. Leaving is always like this, even if it’s just for a short trip. Trash taken out? Check. Wallet? Check. Computer? Check. Computer charger? Check. […]

Sunday Recipe: Fig and Almond Energy Bites

Forget the oven, just mix and roll. These Fig and Almond Energy Bites are quick, easy, and don’t involve any baking. They go just as well with an afternoon bike ride or post-run recovery snack as they do with a Sunday evening movie. This is cookie dough without the need […]

Recipe: Zucchini and Goat Cheese Sliders

Create a new summer food staple to add to the family recipe archives. Zucchini is a summer staple in my kitchen. It’s light and versatile. I like to pair it with Italian flavors, such as goat cheese, tomatoes, and basil, and create unique variations of antipasti. This recipe bakes zucchini […]

Vintage Recipe Revamp: Del Monte’s Peach Kringle

Revamping American classics. This recipe is taking you back to the early 1950s, a November 1952 advertisement in Woman’s Day to be exact. The ad glorifies Del Monte peaches by providing readers with a recipe for Peach Kringle, which is essentially canned peach slices baked into cinnamon and sugar-coated biscuits. […]

Recipe: Vegan Pineapple Vanilla Bread Cake

Cake for breakfast? Of course. It’s a shame that so many cake recipes call for eggs, cream, and loads of sugar, when the same texture – fluffy, moist, flaky, and rich – can be matched sans the heavy ingredients and dangerous boost in blood sugar levels. Sure, there’s room for […]

Nutritional Breakdown: Vegan Cheesecake (In a Cup)

This cheesecake not only takes a vegan twist but lands itself in a cup. It would be too good to be true if one of our most beloved desserts loved us back, but cheesecake fails to follow through. It’s a dessert that tastes phenomenal but is enjoyed rarely because of […]

Foodie Underground: What Are You Traveling With?

ColumnWhen chocolate and sea salt just aren’t an option. Five minutes before I needed to be out the door I was running around like a madwoman. Leaving is always like this, even if it’s just for a short trip. Trash taken out? Check. Wallet? Check. Computer? Check. Computer charger? Check. […]

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11 Beauty Hacks to Simplify Your Summer

Summer is the season of fun and freedom. Who has time for labor intensive get ready sessions? Not us. Use these summer beauty hacks for a stress free beach season. 1. Sea Salt Scrunch // Hair should be easy, breezy this time of year. Put the blowdryer, straightener, and curling […]

Benefits of Sea Salt: Bring the Beach to Skin and Hair

Dreaming of the beach? You may be stuck somewhere less balmy right now. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring the beach to your beauty regimen. Get in on the benefits of sea salt beauty products. Winter tends to suck the life out of skin and hair. Or at least the […]

Foodie Underground: The Secret Diary of a Foodie, Part 4

ColumnOur ongoing look inside the intriguing world of a foodie. While madly searching for food trucks, a good greens blog and love – we get another look into the secret life of a foodie. (Part 1, 2 and 3 in case you missed them.) Tuesday March 5, 2013, 9:14 pm Dear Diary, I have decided […]

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