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5 Ingredients: Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Holidays, March 16, 2011
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is simple to make: Since baking soda instead of yeast is the leavener, there’s no waiting for the dough to rise. Our 5-ingredient version of this quick bread is perfect served warm with a smear of jam or dunked into a savory soup or stew (Irish or otherwise.) Whip up a loaf of this classic rustic bread for St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t forget to mark it with the classic cross-hatch pattern before placing it in the oven –  it’s believed to ward off evil!

Make 5-ingredient whole-wheat soda bread »

10 Ways to Use Cajun Spice Blend

by in Healthy Holidays, March 8, 2011
Cajun Shrimp and Rice
Cajun Shrimp and Rice - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

So you bought Cajun spice blend to cook up New Orleans-style fare for Mardi Gras…now what? The sassy mix of black pepper, red pepper, garlic, paprika and dried herbs is good for more than just gumbo and jambalaya — here are 10 ways to add some Cajun to your cooking.

Cajun spices, 10 ways

5 Last-Minute Valentine’s Treats

by in Healthy Holidays, Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011

No bake chewy truffle cookies

Still searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat? Don’t resort to the drugstore box of chocolates just yet — here are 5 quick ways to show your Valentine that you care. (Bonus: They also happen to be healthy.)

Our favorite quick Valentine’s treats »

5 Ingredients: Hot Chocolate Cake

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011
Dana's Hot Chocolate Cake
Dana's Hot Chocolate Cake

Gooey chocolate cake in a perfectly-portioned package — what more could you ask for in a dessert?! This recipe is a little beyond our standard criteria for Healthy Eats desserts, so make it a special treat for your Valentine.

Get the recipe »

28 Days of Chocolate

by in Valentine's Day, February 8, 2011
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

There’s more to loving chocolate than candy — in honor of cupid, here are 28 ways to get your chocolate fix this month.

28 ways to love chocolate »

In Season: Passion Fruit

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Valentine's Day, February 8, 2011
Passion Fruit
Ripe Passion Fruit

Some cultures believe that after eating a passion fruit, you’ll fall in love with the next person your eyes fall upon.  Even if you’re not into folklore, this lovable fruit is worth celebrating during this passionate month.

See why we’re passionate about this fruit »

Robin’s Healthy Take: Last-Minute Appetizers

by in Healthy Holidays, December 24, 2010

Caprese Tartlets and Stuffed Peppers
Caprese Tartlets and Stuffed Peppers

Looking for hostess gift for a holiday party? Or are you hosting your own gathering and need quick, easy nosh ideas? I was just faced with an impromptu gathering at my house and needed refreshments for a hungry crowd. Here are 5 festive ways to feed your friends and family, fast.

Get Robin’s last-minute appetizer ideas »

Top Holiday Recipes, Lightened Up: Alton’s Free Range Fruit Cake

by in Healthy Holidays, Meal Makeovers, December 23, 2010
Alton's Free Range Fruitcake
Turn fruitcake into a parfait topper for a festive, lighter treat. Photo courtesy Food Network Magazine.

Love it or hate it, ‘tis the season for fruitcake! Alton Brown’s version is a recipe worth trying, but all the brandy, dried fruit, and nuts can weigh you down. Here are 6 ways to lighten up this famously heavy holiday treat.

Healthier fruitcake you’ll want to eat »

Spotlight Recipes: Bone-Warming Drinks

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 20, 2010
Low-Fat Eggnog
Low-Fat-Eggnog

Come in from the cold and cozy up to these winter-warming drinks. With 200 calories or less per serving, these soothing bevvies are a guiltless pleasure.

Recipes to try:

Top Holiday Recipes, Lightened Up: Paula’s Rib Roast

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 15, 2010

Paula's Standing Rib Roast

Paula’s Foolproof Standing Rib Roast is a holiday favorite. With only 4 ingredients, there’s not much more to the recipe than tossing this bad boy in the oven.  Making this recipe healthier is also pretty simple.

Get our tips for a lighter main dish »

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