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  1. Healthy Recipe, Sweet Pea Pesto Crostinis

    Game-watching parties bring to mind greasy wings and fatty dips. But here’s an easy way to add a healthier option that tastes great and is easy to make. This twist on the Italian classic replaces bunches of fresh basil with sweet peas, probably already hanging out in the back of your freezer. Besides lending an […]

  2. Healthy Recipe, Broiled Gochujang-Glazed Salmon

    Gochujang is a Korean fermented pepper paste with a spicy-sweet, pungent flavor that can take the blandness out of practically anything. Here, it’s the key ingredient in a simple glaze that’s brushed on omega-rich salmon fillets. Pair it with your favorite green vegetable or any grain for a simple but elegant meal. Leftovers are great […]

  3. Healthy Recipe, Charred Broccoli

    “Scrumptious” isn’t a word you often hear to describe broccoli, but it applies to this recipe, lightly adapted from Michal Korkosz’s “Polish’d: Modern Vegetarian Cooking from Global Poland.” Charring the florets lends a smoky flavor enhanced by a drizzle of tangy soy-based dressing that gives a boost of umami, or “fifth flavor.” A dollop of […]

  4. Healthy Recipe: Stewed Chickpeas with Spinach and Goat Cheese

    This warm and fortifying vegetarian stew is adapted from one shared by Nadia Ghulam, an Afghan cook now based in Madrid, to serve refugees for a project featured in “The World Central Kitchen Cookbook” by the humanitarian organization’s founder, Chef Jose Andres. It’s quick and easy and loaded with flavor and goodness. The creamy, tangy […]

  5. Healthy Recipe, Holiday Orange Cocktails or Mocktails

    Whether you’re trying to dial back your alcohol or looking out for non-imbibing friends, include a zero-proof option in your cocktail offerings. This one, adapted from Toni Tipton-Martin’s “Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs, and Juice,” is exceptionally refreshing and suits the season well. Serves 4. – Susan Puckett Ingredients Instructions1. In a medium saucepan, combine the […]

  6. Healthy Recipe: Creamy Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic

    For many, a Thanksgiving feast isn’t complete without a side of mashed potatoes. But for those at the table watching their carbs, cauliflower can make a wonderfully satisfying stand-in. You may never crave mashed potatoes again. Serves 4. Ingredients Instructions Susan Puckett is a cookbook author and former food editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow […]

  7. Healthy Recipe, Skinny Chocolate Brownies

    Here’s an ideal way to get your holiday chocolate fix and share it – or not! From Yummy Healthy Easy.Ingredients·       3/4 cup all-purpose flour·       1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder·       1/2 tsp. salt·       1/4 tsp. baking soda·       1 cup packed brown sugar·       1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce·       1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream·       2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted·       2 large eggs·       2 Tbsp. canola oil·       2 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate choppedInstructions Nutrition139 calories, 23g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 5g fat, 17g sugar

  8. Healthy Recipe, Almond Thumbprints 

    You can enjoy thumbprint cookies even if you’re vegan, avoiding gluten, or watching your sugar. Follow this recipe, adapted from Yossy Arefi’s “Snacking Bakes” (Potter, $25). They’re super-simple to make, requiring only one bowl and one pan. The texture is softer than most cookies, and they’re satisfying and festive. Makes 12. — Susan Puckett Ingredients […]

  9. Healthy Recipe, Scattered Sushi

    Few of us have the time or inclination to roll sushi at home. But here’s an easy way to enjoy those flavors and textures at home when fussy presentation isn’t a priority. In her new cookbook, “The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen” (Norton, $40), Bee Wilson suggests cooking up […]

  10. Healthy Recipe, Winter Crisp

    Need something to do with cranberries and apples? Try this tart and tangy fruit dessert that’s just perfect on a cold winter night, from the National Institutes of Health. Ingredients For filling:  ½ C sugar or sugar substitute3 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 tsp grated lemon peel ¾ tsp lemon juice 5 C apples, unpeeled, sliced 1 C cranberries  For topping:  […]

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