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6 tips to make any baking recipe healthier, part 1 of 2

At the Zermatt in December, I taught these six tips for making a baking treat healthier. You don’t have to know anything about recipe development. These are no-brainers. Three tips today, three tomorrow. (All of this information is in Ch. 11 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.) 1.           Substitute finely […]

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sugar replacement: possibly the best solution

You know I recommend only sparing use of any concentrated sweeteners. A while ago, I posted a recipe featuring COCONUT SUGAR. I’d been given a sample of it, and I was enjoying substituting it for Sucanat (my previous “standby” for baked goods). I didn’t realize how hard to find it was until y’all wrote me […]

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one of my favorite weekend breakfasts, pumpkin waffles

So my Breakfast class at the Zermatt Resort last week was great fun. Just one strange thing, I discovered after class when I went to sample the food: the chef apparently made my Pumpkin Waffles . . . without pumpkin! Weird. But my newsletter with these recipes went out, and one reader immediately went out […]

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2 cake recipe contributions from a reader

These recipes were submitted by RuLea Taggart when I blogged about my kids’ birthday cake last August. (I have made healthier ingredient substitutions for these two recipes. Note that I have not tested the recipes, and any comments are welcome!) If you don’t have Original Crystal Himalayan Salt, read my report on it here with […]

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Quinoa cookies

Brigham Young University’s alumni magazine just ran a story on some researchers who are distributing quinoa cookies to starving populations. The idea is that quinoa is a very nutritious food that is high in protein, important for people in third-world countries. 12 Stepper Kris and I have altered the recipe that ran in that publication […]

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Good, Better, Best . . . Part II

GRAINS Good: eat whole grains and quit eating white flour. Better: eat soaked whole grains (this requires planning a little ahead, as my cousin noted). Best: eat sprouted, raw nuts, seeds, and grains. SWEETENERS (Note, that I am uneasy about fructose, xylitol, “organic sugar,” or dehydrated cane juice crystals—ways to spend extra money on refined […]

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okay, okay! here’s the recipe!

To everyone emailing me wanting the recipe NOW,  alright already!     I was going to post it tonight, but I wouldn’t want to hold you back from beet heaven. Chocolate Beet Cake This cake is great for birthdays and parties.   My kids beg for this decadent but nutritious dessert.   I also have […]

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flax seed uses

Flax seed uses are featured prominently in my recipe collections, especially the dehydrated/crunchy snacks and breakfasts–as well as the good fats and whole-grain  chapters of 12 Steps.   Here’s a recipe my family likes that also features another food you know to be antioxidant-rich, blueberries. And coconut oil increases the absorption of EFAs in the […]

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The zucchini recipes my daughter Libby bragged about

My  zucchini hater Libby (age 10) apparently said I would tell you my zucchini fritter and zucchini bread recipes, so here they are (I also have  my two very favorite  zucchini recipes, whole-wheat zucchini pitas and zucchini carpaccio,  in my $7.95 collection): ZUCCHINI BREAD 3 eggs, beaten  –  1 Tbsp. vanilla — 1 cup coconut […]

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