The Twelve

4 Whole-Grain Flours You Really Need to Try in Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

I favor an approach that is different from what you’ll see just about anywhere. Instead of tiptoeing into whole-grain baking, using a small percentage of whole-grain flour with a larger amount of refined all-purpose, just go for it and go all in. I’ve found that bland all-purpose flour dilutes flavors, while nutty whole-grain flours amplify buttery, toasty, and chocolaty notes. […]

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The Burger You’ll Be Ordering Soon

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to flip your burger! The protein in your burger, that is. Chefs and major food-service companies alike have had huge success with plant-forward burgers because they’re delicious, satisfying, and better for you. Chef Jenn Louis recently shared why she says no to all-beef patties now, and chef Hugh Acheson whipped up some Cremini-Lamb Burgers at a James Beard […]

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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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Worlds Collide: The Walking Dead and Whole Grains

I am an openly devout fan of The Walking Dead: love it, never miss it, obsess over it, dream about it. (I typically cannot handle anything in the horror genre—but this show is about so much more! It’s character-driven, you know.) And I never, ever thought that the show would touch on anything related to my work life. But that all changed Sunday […]

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5 Brussels Sprouts Recipes That Will Change Your Opinion on Sprouts Forever

Brussels sprouts have come a long way in the past decade or so. Before then, they were hardly beloved; squishy, overcooked versions defined most folks’ sprout experience. Now, though, Brussels sprouts are adored for their earthy and slightly sweet flavor (when properly cooked), whether sautéed, quick braised, roasted, or raw. With as little as a few minutes of quick prep, a splash […]

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Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon and Garlic Pasta

It’s hard to go wrong by parring lemons and garlic in a pasta dish. Add scallops and you’ve got a winning combination. Pan-searing scallops only takes about 5 minutes and this seafood provides about 200 mg of omega-3s. Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 10 minutes; Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 4 scallops, 1 cup pasta Ingredients: 1 large lemon, […]

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Tips for a Brighter Breakfast

We’ve all heard it before – breakfast is such an important meal of the day – especially for kids. Studies have shown that children who regularly eat breakfast are more likely to meet their recommended dietary intake for vitamins and minerals, and a good breakfast can promote mental alertness and consistent energy intake. So when you have a short window […]

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Mussels in Garlic Broth

Mussels are packed with omega-3s, averaging around 900mg per serving. They are a versatile seafood with lots of flavorful parings to choose from. This recipe focuses on garlic, tomatoes, and clam juice. It’s a quick recipe that will have you sitting at the dinner table in no time flat. Serves: 4 Cost Per Recipe: $6.69 Omega-3 Per Serving: 900 mg […]

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Italian Tuna Salad

From the shores of Italy to your lunchtime table, this Italian tuna salad includes all your healthy favorites – cherry tomatoes, black olives, green beans, cucumbers, mix greens – and of course canned tuna in olive oil. Using albacore tuna will provide about 1,000 mg of heart healthy omega-3s. Serves: 4 Cost Per Recipe: $9.22 Omega-3 Per Serving: 150 mg […]

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Cod en Papillote

Cooking in parchment paper, en papillote, is a simple and healthy way to prepare fish. This cod en papillote recipe is packed with vegetables, potatoes and herbs and has 200 mg of omega-3s per serving. It is also a great, low sodium option.           Cod en Papillote Yield: 10 servings Ingredients: 10 Cod tails 5 cups […]

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