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Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie with Whole Grain Crust

Recipe courtesy of Sharon Schneider, baker extraordinaire and neighbor From time to time we publish recipes that on the surface, may not traditionally be considered “healthy”. However, there is one common theme; they are made fresh, with whole foods and enjoyed as a celebration, not an everyday item. We present this recipe in the same […]

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fruit salad with mint


Recipe courtesy of Chef Suvir Saran who presented this recipe at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone Campus, St. Helena, CA during the 2012 Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives Conference. The fresh fruits in the recipe can be other kinds in season, such as strawberries, blueberries, melons, etc, however, pineapple and mango work very well with […]

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Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor This recipe was inspired by The Culinary Institute at Greystone in California but has been redesigned to my personal tastes. Most who have tried it believe this to be very addictive. It is excellent and nutritious as a snack straight up or as a dessert/breakfast mixed with yogurt or as […]

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Recipe courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O, Nutrition Editor We don’t talk about desserts much but I can’t think of  any time of the year better to do so. Most of the time I would tell you that the best and healthiest dessert is a piece of fresh fruit or a piece of dark chocolate (or […]

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Fruit Zest Sea Grape Jelly

Recipe courtesy of Donna Hargrove D.O., FACOG- Nutrition Editor I originally wrote a nutrition article about sea grapes and included in the article was the one recipe I could find for sea grape jelly. Chef Bren and I decided to try out some variations of this recipe with several different flavor ingredients. Fortunately sea grape […]

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Black Bean and Coffee Brownies

Original recipe courtesy of Weightwatchers and has been modified using re-hydrated and cooked dried black beans, cane sugar and several other ingredients to make them more fudge like. Equipment/ utensils required: Blender or food processor, baking pan, mixer, double boiler, and spatula. Ingredients: 2 spray(s) cooking spray, flour variant or a misting of olive oil […]

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