My four daughters all inherited the love for sugary treats that my husband and I share. So to try to keep things in balance, I gravitate to treat recipes that are lower in sugar and add a bit of protein and fiber to level out all those sugar rushes.
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By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press
In their natural form, cranberries are quite healthy, full of vitamin C and fiber and packing just 4 grams of sugar per cup. In fact, they only become nutritionally worrying when they get doused with sugar around the holidays.
Heading into crisper weather, I start to crave the holiday classics that beg to be made this time of year. One of my favourites is stuffing (technically “dressing” since I haven’t stuffed it in the turkey ever since Alton Brown talked me out of it over a decade ago when I read his recipe for roasted turkey).
When did Brussels sprouts go from healthy food our moms couldn’t get us to choke down to trendy gastropub fare? Answer at the instant someone realized that the tender little sprouts could be fried in bacon grease.
School, kids, work... It’s always something. Whatever the culprit, we are all busy. And on those crazy-busy days, dinner can sneak up on me, and suddenly I find my whole family ravenous. And the busier and more hectic the day, the more likely we are all craving something satisfying and hearty.
Rice salads are a summertime staple, perfect for picnics and al fresco dining. It just makes delicious sense. They are versatile, unfussy and can be served warm, room temp or chilled. Rice salads also are the perfect side dish that can be turned into a main meal just by adding some rotisserie chicken, tofu or fish.
In the farm-to-table food world of today, we often praise the cook who keeps recipes simple, letting the ingredients speak for themselves. Yet once I get started in the kitchen, sometimes I can’t help but add in a final touch, an extra this or that (or two or three) that will make the whole recipe really sing.
I am a complete sucker for baked treats and simple sugary carbs. Walking into a kitchen that smells of batters baking ‚Äî the floral aroma of vanilla filling the air, sugar caramelizing comforts me. So I blame my children’s sweet tooth on genetics. My whole family loves all things baked.
Back-to-school is kind of like New Year’s Day for my kids. It’s the perfect time to revisit personal goals, which range from mastering fractions to eating more vegetables.