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Moderation Maven

Dishing up the best ingredients for a healthy lifestyle

Recipe Rescue: Chocolately Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Fudgy or cakey, who doesn't love a good brownie? But they can pack hundreds of calories in just one small square. Here's a healthier version with 50% less fat and only 150 calories, with the added deliciousness of a cream cheese swirl. Yum! Original Recipe Ingredients (mak...

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Posted by Leia Kedem at 3:00PM on 6/5/2014
Categories: Featured Food Healthy Eating

Store Shelves Loaded with Milk Alternatives

June is National Dairy Month , a time to celebrate all the nutritious benefits of milk, cheese and yogurt. But what if you don't do dairy? Whether it's for food preferences, religious purposes or health reasons, there are lots of reasons why people may not partake. Food companies have responded by developing scores of products to meet those needs, and I get lots of question...

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Posted by Leia Kedem at 3:00PM on 6/3/2014
Categories: Featured Food Health Fads

Recipe Rescue: Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Today we're making over an all-American summer side dish – pasta salad! Mayo-based dishes like potato salad or macaroni salad can be filled with fat and calories. I think summer food should be light and tasty, so I took on the challenge of making over this Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad recipe....

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Posted by Leia Kedem at 12:00PM on 5/29/2014
Categories: Featured Food Healthy Eating

It's Grilling Season - Let's Be Safe Out There

I don't know about you, but I am fired up to fire up my grill after the brutal winter we had. Grilling is one of my favorite ways to prepare all types of foods — from the typical burgers, steaks and chicken to fish, vegetables and even fruit. It's a relatively low-fat preparation method, and the high temperatures help bring out delicious flavors (calorie-free) thanks to chemical reactions...

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Posted by Leia Kedem at 10:05AM on 5/20/2014
Categories: Food Safety Seasonal

Making Strawberry Jam

Wonder what goes into making jam? Let's walk through it in this photo post!...

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Posted by Leia Kedem at 11:00AM on 5/7/2014
Categories: Food Safety Healthy How-To Seasonal

Gear Up for a Safe and Productive Canning Season

Here in the Midwest, home canning has been a way of life for many since before they could even remember. But home canning has enjoyed a surge in popularity in the past few years, thanks to Americans' increased interest in the local food movement and desire to be economical in the wake of our recession....

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Posted by Leia Kedem at 10:00AM on 5/7/2014
Categories: Food Safety Seasonal

Making the most of your farmers' market visit

Farmers market season is almost upon us, a sure sign that spring is finally here. After a seemingly endless winter, many are ready to get outside and browse the stalls filled with colorful, fresh produce. And if you don't already frequent farmers markets, you might want to consider a trip. But why?...

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Posted by Leia Kedem at 10:56AM on 4/22/2014
Categories: Food Safety Seasonal


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