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Ann Pittman

Recent Posts By Ann Pittman

What Is Peanut Butter Powder? How Do I Use It?

You’ve probably started seeing powdered peanut butter on the grocery shelves—right there next to standard peanut butter. No doubt, it’s becoming increasingly available, but what exactly is it? It’s a product that’s made by pressing roasted peanuts to remove most of the natural oils, and the remaining peanut “particles” are ground into a fine powder. Out with the oil/fat go […]

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Breakfast Salads: Simple Salad with Honey-Lemon Ricotta

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar carb/sugar overload […]

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Breakfast Salads: Tomato and Avocado Stack

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar […]

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The Case for Meringue

Confession: I adore meringue—I even prefer it to whipped cream! To me, it’s just yummier, more marshmallowy-smushy-wonderful, texture-wise. I also love it because guess how much saturated fat it contains? Zilch. Whipped cream, however? You’ve gotta be careful with that stuff; an innocent 2-tablespoon dollop packs in about 4 grams sat fat. That may not seem like much, but what are you putting […]

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Breakfast Salads: Quinoa-Berry Breakfast Bowl

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar […]

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Breakfast Salads: Bacon, Egg, & Kale

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar […]

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Basic Kitchen Kit for Your Vacation Rental

Summertime = happytime! It’s the season of vacay, of road trips and beach stays, amusement parks and unabashed tourism. And if you’re an avid cook, chances are you’ll want to play around in your rental kitchen and whip up a good meal or two. You can usually count on some solid basics in a vacation rental—dishes, glassware, flatware, some standard cookware, maybe […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — June 22-26

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in 45 minutes or less so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. If you like having […]

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Breakfast Salads: Greek Cucumber and Chickpea Bowl

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing […]

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Breakfast Salads: Fried Egg and Rye

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing […]

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