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Chocolate for breakfast. I confess.

  • March 21, 2019
I probably wouldn't admit this if I hadn't read the results of the study. The one that concludes that dessert after a balanced breakfast "can help dieters to lose more weight and keep it off in the long run". Talk about food for thought, huh?
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Dessert, Deprivation and Diet

  • March 20, 2019
This is Sweet Tooth Week. Yeah, let's talk about desserts. I make them and write about them because making traditionally craved and satisfying desserts with minimal sugar is really important. And because, well, I like them. Don't you?
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Almost Spring Risotto

  • March 19, 2019
You can't make the spring asparagus and morels grow faster. But you can make an equally luscious risotto with green beans and shiitake mushrooms. Right now. Pretty easy to make a great risotto in 30 minutes. Just stir.
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Irish Soda. No Bread. Pop.

  • March 16, 2019
Green soda. Way Better than green beer. Delicious. Five minutes to make a batch that'll keep in the fridge for five days. Just squirt in some sparkling water whenever you want a glass of soda. Make your own. Improve your health. Save money and planetary wear and tear.
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Green Mashed Potatoes

  • March 14, 2019
Not just for St. Patrick's Day.You could eat these every day. Not just because they're luscious and full of flavor. Because they provide complete nutrition. A lot of Vitamins A, B and C. Many minerals. Protein. Carbohydrates. A little dietary fat.
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Cassoulet Shortcut: Not pork & beans

  • March 13, 2019
Onion, garlic and herb-scented. Tomato-sweetened. Earthy, creamy beans. Smoky bacon. Rich, plump sausage. And a whole flavor experience much greater than the sum of its great parts. A classic in 45 minutes.
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Tomato+Corn+Beans: The Posole Three

  • March 12, 2019
Two great couples make a terrific threesome. Tomatoes and corn taste like summer. Corn and beans make complete protein. All in one bowl of soup that's deeply delicious, rich and fat-free. $1.75 for a great big bowl of it.
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Bolognese “Sauce”. E pluribus unum.

  • March 6, 2019
$2 per serving for a deeply delicious meat "sauce" that elevates pasta, mashed potatoes or pizza crust to greatness. So many flavors. After two or three hours of simmering together, they make a huge, complex one.
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Greened Beans: White Beans, Basil Pesto

  • March 5, 2019
Substantial, satisfying, earthy and herbaceous. A late winter basic with a touch of late spring flavor. High-protein vegan. Great and simple. Must be the weather. I really needed another seasonal transition.
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