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Chef Notes: The 101 on Vinaigrettes

One of the quickest and easiest sauces to make is a vinaigrette. I’m not talking about the gloppy, over seasoned, too sweet vinaigrette’s you buy at the grocery store. A

Nutrition

What’s So Great About Carbs?

Two weeks out from the excesses of the holiday feed fest and it might be tempting to jump on the low carb train, headed for Skinny Town, alllll aboard…”no ma’am,

Drinks

Get Your…Vitamin A: Maya’s Morning Smoothie

Every week Kathy Magilton, the funny and wonderful writer of our What’s So Great About column, sends me into a twirl. Each Monday, like clockwork, we get her column, read

By Season

Lisa’s Letters Home: Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake

Back in the olden days, our mothers would haul us to the doctor’s every time we had a sniffle and the doctor would promptly prescribe some sort of antibiotic. When

By Meal Type

Black Bean and Spinach Quesadillas

We’ve got lots of new recipes coming at you soon (like, later this week!) To tide you over I’m bringing back an oldie but goodie. Laura and I are both

Articles

Healthy Habits: How to (really!) keep your resolutions

By Theresa Albert www.myfriendinfood.com This New Year your only resolution will be to change one habit. That’s it. And, if you do it well many, many other habits will follow and you won’t even

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Chef Notes: Hollandaise Sauce

We’ve talked about the five French mother sauces before. They are béchamel, espagnole (brown sauce), hollandaise, tomato, and veloute.  Virtually all sauces, with the exception of quick pan sauces, are

Articles

What’s So Great (And Bad) About Peanut Butter

I ate my body weight in homemade chocolate peanut butter cups over the holiday. Or at least it was my body weight… until the peanut butter cups… Well you get

Nutrition

Lisa’s Letters Home: Don’t Say Diet, Damn It!

You know it’s the new year when Pinterest goes from deep-fried Nutella-slathered triple layer brownies to nothing but lentils and salad. I’ve heard lots of friends make resolutions to lose

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Roundup: Healthy Dinners

Happy New Year everyone! I don’t know about all of you, but I definitely indulged over the Holidays. Now, what is done is done, and it’s time to move on

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