All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Winter Activity Foods

by in Healthy Recipes, January 8, 2012

spinach artichoke dip

Winter has arrived! Whether you’re hitting the slopes or in the backyard building a snowman, being active in the cold weather is a workout. Come in from the cold and recharge your batteries with these satisfying, bone-warming foods.

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mulled Apple Cider with Ginger and Orange

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31 Days of Citrus

by in Uncategorized, January 5, 2012

Brighten up a winter’s day with sweet, tart and tangy citrus fruit.

1.    Grow your own.

2.    Read up on lemons.

3.    Liven up a beet salad.

4.    Make (lightened-up) margaritas.

5.    Turn leftover holiday cranberries into orange and lemon-spiked chutney.

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Is It Healthy? Coconut Sugar

by in Is It Healthy?, January 2, 2012

The health claims surrounding coconut products are controversial in the nutrition world. Is the newest craze a healthy choice? Here are the sweet facts on coconut sugar.

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5 Ingredients: Stuffed Mushrooms

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, December 28, 2011

A light, flavorful and bite-sized app that’s perfect for your next soiree. You can’t go wrong with savory stuffed mushrooms.

Here’s why they’re healthy:

Earthy and low in calories, these vitamin and mineral-filled delights make a terrific vessel for finger food. Read more about why we love them.

Goat Cheese
Have you tried goat cheese? You only need a little of this creamy soft cheese to get big flavor.

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Top 5 Ways to Cook More

by in Healthy Tips, December 21, 2011

Lots of folks want to cook more often, they just aren’t sure how to go about doing it. Our 5 must-know tips will help you get fast, fresh and healthy meals on the table without the stress.

1.) Gather Recipes
Place a folder in your kitchen in an easily accessible spot. As you come across intriguing recipes, add them your must-try pile. Read through them from start to finish and pay attention to prep and cooking times – cap it to 45 minutes or less for weeknight meals.

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Homemade vs. Store-Bought: Eggnog

by in Healthy Holidays, December 19, 2011

Are you planning to celebrate with this creamy classic this holiday season? Do you buy it in the carton or make your own? Which is the better way to go for this holiday treat?

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31 Days of Cranberries

by in Uncategorized, December 12, 2011
perfect cranberry sauce
Perfect Cranberry Sauce from Food Network Magazine (photo courtesy of Food Network Magazine)

Enjoy this ruby-colored fruit dried or fresh, sweet or savory — you can even get a little crafty with cranberries! Here are 31 ways to love these holiday treats.

1. It’s prime time for cranberries: they’re in season from October through December.

2. Homemade Cranberry Orange Vodka makes a great homemade gift.

3. Dried cranberries are a classic ingredient in homemade trail mix.

4. This recipe for cranberry sauce lives up to its name.

5. Want something more adventurous than a basic cranberry sauce? Try our make-your-own cranberry sauce tips.

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Spice of the Month: Nutmeg

by in Healthy Recipes, December 8, 2011
Nutmeg is available whole or ground; whole is much more potent.

It just wouldn’t be the holidays without this warm and nutty spice. Impress friends and family at the dinner table with some trivia. Did you know nutmeg is actually the seed of a type of tree?

Nutmeg Basics
Cut open the fruit of a tropical variety of evergreen tree and you’ll find this inch-sized brown seed. It doesn’t look like much but this little baby packs in warm and earthy flavor when it’s freshly grated. Ground nutmeg is also widely available, but isn’t as potent.

Native to Indonesia, the Caribbean and part of India, the outer covering of nutmeg is cultivated as an entirely different spice known as mace.

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12 Days of Holiday Gifts: Stocking Stuffers for the Food Enthusiast

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 7, 2011
meat thermometer
Fill their stockings with useful gifts this year.

Stockings are a big deal in my family so coming up with fun, creative, and USEFUL gifts are a must. Here are 5 goodies for the food lover in your life. Best of all, they won’t break the bank!

1.) Penzey’s Spices

Give the gift of flavor with everything from four-color peppercorns to Vietnamese cinnamon

2.) Parchment Paper Half-Sheets

No more fumbling to flatten rolled up pieces of parchment! These make covering your baking sheets a breeze.

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Nutrition News: EWG Exposes Sugary Cereals

by in Food News, December 7, 2011

I’m always warning parents about the amount of sugar lurking in their kids’ favorite breakfast cereals. Even brands that market themselves as whole-grain-filled, healthy choices rank up there with candy. Our friends at Environmental Working Group (EWG) are weighing in with some shocking facts. Are you serving your kids dessert for breakfast?

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