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Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2014

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2014

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Back by popular demand. Drum roll please… It’s time to celebrate the Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2014! All year long I collect and cook from countless healthy cookbooks both old and new. Year after year I am blown away by the innovation and creativity that emerges from competitive healthy chefs and bloggers...

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How to Make Preserved Lemons

How to Make Preserved Lemons

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Whether you are sun drying tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, or freezing fresh herbs, there are plenty ways to preserve the summer harvest this season. How about preserved lemons? Preserved lemons are a staple in Indian and North African cuisine. They are simple to make and can add zesty flavor to just about any dish! The goal of preserving lemons is to be able to use the rind to add extra lemon...

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Cottage Cheese Toast

Cottage Cheese Toast

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After making these delicious Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls from The Nordic Diet back in January, I decided to revisit the cookbook for more recipe  inspiration this week! After practicing my Dutch unsuccessfully in trying to pronounce Smørrebrød (the Danish word referring to an open-faced sandwich), I decided my time was better spent in the kitchen – enter my favorite breakfast this...

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars 00

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars

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If these finger-linking ooey gooey peanut butter bars don’t get you excited about a healthy dessert, I don’t know what will! These wholesome bars are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and free of refined sugar. Yay! You may not know, but I don’t bake – like, ever. Something about the exact science of baking soda, salt, sugar and baking powder...

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Endive Salad with Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Endive Salad with Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

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May is National Salad Month! In honor of this wonderful occasion, I’m sharing an easy and unique salad recipe that features the delicious summer flavors of fresh strawberries and crisp endive. Endive is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole, and frisee. Learn more about all the different kinds of lettuce varieties. Endive can be served raw or...

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes 00

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

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Spring is finally here and Easter is only a week away! What are you cooking up this Easter Sunday? Unfortunately I am not the one hosting Easter brunch this year, but if I was, here are a few things I would definitely have on the menu! These healthy Easter brunch menu recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free (just leave out the cheese!) and are sure to be crowd-pleasers!   Lemon Poppy Seed...

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Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

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Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras without all of the extra calories? These tasty and nutritious recipes will leave you feeling satisfied without affecting your waistline. Trade in your beignets, paczkis and king cakes for one of these healthy Mardi Gras recipes!   Simple Roasted Garlic Cauliflower and Potatoes by Jeanette’s Healthy Living – Use green, gold and...

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Coconut Nutella Mocha

Coconut Nutella Mocha

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What could be better than homemade Nutella mixed into a frothy coconut milk mocha? I’m pretty sure nothing. This rich and decadent warm beverage could easily be an after dinner dessert! Or just an afternoon treat to help keep warm during this frigid snowy Chicago winter. Along with the delicious flavor, this warm winter beverage also offers a little nutritional boost!...

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Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs

Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Most conventional BBQ sauces are full of added sugar and salt. But, by using sweet wild blueberries as one of the key ingredients, I was able to pack this tasty sauce with a...

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Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls

Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls

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These tasty, dense rolls are packed with fiber and 7g of protein per roll! Whether you need a nutrient dense bread for a small lunch sandwich or the perfect accompaniment to a warm winter soup, these rye poppy seed buns are just for you!   Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls Makes 10 buns Adapted from The Nordic Diet Ingredients: 1 1/2 Tbsp dry active yeast 3/4 cup plain nonfat...

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How to Make Kombucha

How to Make Kombucha

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Kombucha tea is gaining popularity as the beverage of choice for may health conscious people in today’ world. It’s no longer just for the hippies and can now be purchased in a variety of flavors at just about any supermarket. But at nearly $4/bottle, have you ever thought of brewing your own kombucha at home for a fraction of the cost? It’s a lot easier than you might think. All it takes is...

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Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013

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Check out the Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013! Are you finished with all of your holiday shopping yet? Me either. Get the foodie in your life one of these fabulous healthy cookbooks and check them off the list! While there are plenty of delicious healthy cookbooks published every year, these are my personal favorites (in no particular order) from 2013! You’ll be sure to find each one of these...