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By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

How far can you reduce sugar in a pavlova? Surprisingly low

Pavlovas are dreamy. For the uninitiated, a pavlova (named after the famed ballerina’s fluffy tutu) is essentially a meringue shell baked at low heat until the outside is barely golden crisp, but the inside remains soft and billowy, like a creamy marshmallow. The shell then is typically filled with whipped cream, custard, or fruit compote.

With this cauliflower puree, you won’t miss mashed potatoes

Cauliflower entered the healthy food scene with a bang a few years ago as clever solution to our low-carb-seeking starch-loving woes. And with good reason: Cauliflower is incredibly versatile and can be used to replace simple carbs in endless recipes ‚from cauliflower versions of risotto, pizza crust and couscous just to name a few.

A cod recipe with some tricks becomes a richer, meatier dish

I think we all know that eating fish several times a week is a good call, both for our hearts and our brains. In the summertime, it’s easy. I love tossing a piece of fish seasoned with just a little salt and pepper on the grill, giving it a bit of char and squeezing it with bright lemon and serving it next to a lightly-dressed coleslaw or a chopped grilled veggie salad.

This edamame dish can be used as a side dish or as the star

I’m a fan of stocking my kitchen with healthy, nutrient-dense ingredients that can be used on the fly on those busy days when 5 p.m. sneaks up without notice. Even if I pay a little more at the store for “healthy convenience food,” I’m still coming out ahead, financially and health-wise, if it keeps me from ordering takeout.

This Frozen Bulletproof Coffee is creamy without the cream

I love coffee. My standard order is simple: coffee with milk, no sugar. I don’t veer off into milkshake-land or over-sweetened hot-chocolate-type drinks with folds of fluffy whipped cream.

So when bulletproof coffee — usually a mug of joe blended with butter — became trendy a few years ago, it was a non-issue for me. Why mess with 30 years of simple coffee-drinking perfection?