Recipe Makeover

A Good Friday Sweet: Whole-Grain Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns!  How Cross Buns!  Less butter, more whole grains… baked and iced for everyone! These rich, sweet, yeast bread delights show up every spring for Easter–served from English tradition on Good Friday. Topped with a cross of creamy white icing, these pop-able treats are more like mini cakes, filled with lots of buttery goodness, candied fruits, and warm […]

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How to Make Any Recipe a Clean Recipe

When it comes to eating clean, it’s often much easier than you think. Plus, you rarely have to alter the essence of your favorite dishes to achieve a cleaner plate. The key to turning them into  a “clean” dish is to start from the root—the ingredients. To build a cleaner plate, it first starts in the market where you choose your produce, whole […]

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Give the Fruitcake a Facelift!

Happy National Fruitcake Day! Wait! Before you click that ‘Back’ button, hear me out: I loathe fruitcake. Until I was in high school, I thought fruitcake wasn’t something you ate as much as it was something you wrapped up as a Dirty Santa gift for the neighborhood get-together. When I realized you could actually eat that gelatinous mound of sparkling sugar, well, […]

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Resolutions

A new year means new resolutions, goals, and diets. My resolution is to lose weight. I’ve plotted a 8-month regimen to help me reach my goal by my birthday. Basically, I will be making 3 simple changes to my already active lifestyle. 1) I’ll be eating off of salad plates and skimping on the bread. 2) My ever-so-active dog will […]

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