Inside the snap of a dark chocolate shell lies a tender coconut-cocoa filling: a mix of naturally sweet dates, cocoa and coconut flour. Coconut flour is a healthy way to add decadent coconut flavor to this coconut-dark chocolate truffle recipe and other baked goods. It packs a whopping 5 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons (with only 2 grams of ...Read more
As someone who consumes far too much muesli with yogurt, it's not surprising that bircher muesli (or "overnight oats," as it has popularly become known) is also a favorite of mine. Overnight oats are incredibly easy to make ahead of time, and they're perfect for on-the-go breakfasts.
This ...Read more
"Nachos!" That's pretty much the best answer you can give to your kids' favorite question about what's for dinner. And when you make them on potatoes and top them with a mix of flavorful toppings like beans, greens and cheese, parents will be happy too.
The beauty of these potato nachos is ...Read more
The football game is over. The score is in the record books. The bets are paid off.
Interesting fact: over $4.2 billion is bet on the Super Bowl worldwide. Most of that is illegal betting; the kind that happens in the office pool, the corner bar, or even a house party.
I can make a bet too and have pretty good odds. I bet whatever resolution ...Read more
This is the wine that started it all for Chile: cabernet sauvignon. Roughly 30 years ago, it was this wine style that emerged from Chile, a South American country that obviously was well-known on its own but that lacked a reputation for being a wine-producing nation. Chilean cabernet sauvignon started showing up on American shelves, and people ...Read more
Thai peanut sauce and coconut milk add an intriguing flavor to tilapia. For this recipe they are simmered together creating a flavorful sauce to gently coat the fish.
Peanut sauce is the base for many Thai dishes and is made from roasted peanuts, soy sauce and spices. There are several types in the supermarket. I choose a thick one when it is ...Read more
Salmon and avocado are two of my favorite foods. For this Valentine's Day, why not pair them together for your sweetie?
I chose salmon for a couple reasons. First, it's a good source of lean protein and is lauded for its omega-3 fatty acids. Secondly, I think salmon has that "special meal" feel because a nice fillet makes for a pretty ...Read more
Nothing says "I love you" like chocolate. It's the universal way to melt your valentine's heart. It's also good for your heart. Thanks to flavanols, antioxidants also found in berries, red wine and grapes. So in small amounts, chocolate is good for you. Many health experts recommend eating a 1-ounce square of chocolate a day. And the darker the ...Read more
Love Pour Over MeDenise Turney
Love Pour Over Me, a story about restored love amid heart wrenching contrasts, recounts Raymond Clarke’s tumultuous, yet triumphant life experiences. Just when Raymond thought he was free from his alcoholic father, he finds himself pulled into an unresolved murder.
This rich pasta dish calls for bright and lively wines that will either complement the richness, cut through it or, in an ideal pairing, both. Any of these three wines-- a Champagne, a gruner veltliner from Austria or a sauvignon blanc from California -- will do the job nicely.
With the food processor running, drop 3 ...Read more
Sausages are synonymous with good times. Think about it. We grill them on hot summer days, top bratwurst with onions and mustard at music fests and indulge in frankfurters at ballgames. Delicious and fun. So why not enjoy them in the middle of winter?
In addition to great flavor, there are a couple of bonuses: Sausage cooks quickly. It's also ...Read more
"Carrots keep you healthy and help you see in the blackout," read one 1940s war propaganda advertisement.
While carrots are indeed loaded with vitamin A, which is necessary for good eyesight, eating them can't improve night vision.
Smithsonian Magazine notes the exaggeration didn't stop the British government from pushing the carrot's ...Read more
Cake and ice cream make a good couple. They balance each other out. One's churned cold, the other's baked hot. One's creamy, the other crumbles. One loves cold weather, the other resents it.
Blistering marital bliss. Ice cream insists on arctic temperatures; show it a cupboard or countertop, and it goes all drippy. Give cake a shelf in the ...Read more
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a corrected version of the previous recipe. Baking powder was missing from the ingredient list and instructions. PHOTO: One color photo goes with this column. Caption: Cut the cake to reveal velvety bits of caramel that slightly melted as the dessert baked in the oven. Credit: Betty Rosbottom, Filename: 20180122msfst-d....Read more
When it comes to macaroni and cheese, it's time to think outside the box.
You know the box we mean. It's bright, shiny blue. And the macaroni and cheese that comes out of it is bright, shiny orange.
The boxed stuff is fine for kids. It's fast and cheap, and they can't tell the difference. But for adults, it's time to do something better. It's ...Read more
I still remember my first Pepperidge Farm Mint Milano cookie (Chicago, 1980, given to me by my friend Betsy). Could anything match the simple, subtle elegance of such a thing? As it turns out, the Pepperidge Farm folks have done it themselves, with a salted caramel chocolate variety. The thin layer chocolate is the main flavor here, after the ...Read more
At the start of the new year, you probably promised yourself that you were going to eat healthy and exercise more. Your Pinterest board was filled with Buddha bowl recipes, and that pair of gym shoes was getting more action than it used to. But as January marches toward its end, you find yourself taking fewer Mason jar salads to work, and you ...Read more
If you have read any of my cookbooks, or eaten in my restaurants, you may have noticed that I have a certain fondness for dried fruit. You'll find them in my desserts, of course. But you'll also find them turning up in many savory dishes, from stews braises, and sautes to appetizers and side dishes, to salads and soups.
Some of those guest ...Read more
Three powerhouse Napa Valley wineries dominated the top awards over the weekend at the ninth annual Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego. The Winemaker Challenge is one of only two U.S. wine competitions judged exclusively by professional winemakers.
V. Sattui was named winery of the year for the second consecutive ...Read more
Q: Are there any benefits to taking collagen peptide supplements?
A: Eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep are already recognized as contributing to successful aging, but many people long for more than that. They want to continue to look and feel young. ...Read more
I love french fries, but I try to be good when I am out at a restaurant. If I really want them I make them myself. French fries aren't hard to make. They just require some advance organization and a few tools: a sharp knife, a deep fryer or a deep heavy cast iron skillet, a fry basket and a deep fry thermometer.
The keys to crisp french fries ...Read more