[1] Alinea’s clear pumpkin pie (photo Alinea | Chicago). [2] Hannah Kaminsky’s version, recipe below (photo Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Perhaps the most innovative restaurant in the country, Chicago’s Alinea set the internet on fire once again with another avant-garde culinary masterpiece, propelling pumpkin pie it into a viral video hit. It’s a […]

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You may traditionally bring your Thanksgiving hostess/host a bottle of wine; and that’s a traditionally acceptable hostess gift. But unless you’re bringing something memorable (if it’s a Mouton Rothschild, please come to our house for Thanksgiving!), your bottle will be grouped with all the other bottles of wine. After the cards are removed and the […]

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When considering healthy pregnancy diet tips there’s no one particular must-have nutrient for mums to be, there are a few necessities such as folate (folic acid), iron, calcium, omega-3 fats and fiber which play an important factor in relation to a healthy pregnancy. Folate-rich leafy green vegetables, beans and citrus fruits are high on the […]

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[1] Greyston’s very fine brownies are nut-free. there’s also a vegan chocolate brownie version (all photos courtesy Greyston). [2] All of the brownies are individually wrapped for freshness, and grab-and-go. [3] Greyston’s are the brownies in Ben & Jerry’s Double Fudge Brownie ice cream.   As you contemplate gift-giving this holiday season, how about gifts […]

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People do not buy a fat loss program that does not work. They buy into a fat loss program that can give an answer to their problems. People also want to find a safe way to lose weight and keep it off, but when they see the plan that is too complicated or too expensive, […]

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“Visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” So goes a line from the immortal poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas.”* Yet how many of us have recited or sung that line without knowing exactly what a sugar plum was? No matter what today’s confectioners sell as sugar […]

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If you’re like us, you never know exactly how much food to make, so you make—much too much. In our family, one of the greatest social sins is to run out of food. This year, we’re using this servings planner from Whole Foods Markets. Just enter the number of guests, and the tool will calculate […]

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[1] Pouring the hot, foamed milk into the espresso (photo © Olesyk | Pinterest). [2] A standard cappuccino (photo courtesy Truvia | Erika Dodge). [3] Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother, an electric frother (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [4] Aerolatte milk frother wand, a battery-operated frother (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma).   November 8th is National Cappuccino Day, a beverage […]

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[1] Chocolate-covered almonds with sea salt. Photo courtesy Paleo Leap. [2] For a bigger bite (and they’re even easier to make): chocolate-covered nut clusters (photo courtesy Lindt USA). [3] Nuts setting on parchment paper (photo courtesy Paleo Lezap).   November 7th is National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day, which made us think: Why don’t we […]

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WHAT IS BONE BROTH Bone broth is an alternative to stock, a flavorful liquid made by slowly simmering bones, cartilage and tendons, with some bits of meat that remain attached. The difference between stock and bone broth is that while stock can be made in three or four hours, bone broth is simmered for 24 […]

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