French Vanilla Ice Cream

  You’ll Need: · 2 cups Half-n-Half · 2/3 cup sugar · 5 egg yolks · 1 cup cream into finished custard · 2 tsp vanilla extract Getting ready Begin by heating the H&H over medium heat almost to scalding. Meanwhile, blend egg and sugar until pale yellow and...

Functional Foods Flounder

Sprinkle in a multivitamin into a box of Fruit Loops, then suddenly it turns from a dye and sugar fiesta, into an important part of a balanced breakfast. But this idea … of spiking food with individual elements such as omega-3 fatty acids … is running into trouble. Click...

Blackberry Crisp

  This juicy and highly flavored crisp becomes thicker upon cooling.   Delicious served with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. You’ll Need 1 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup flour, divided 1/2 cup butter 6 cups Blackberries – fresh or whole frozen Preheat oven to...

Chevre Chaud Appetizer

  This appetizer is perfect in its simplicity and its small deliciousness. It is a model for small eating as well, because you could down it in two bites if you were there were McChevre Nuggets at the drive thru. But why would you want to? I never want...

Walk-ability

Older, more feet-friendly neighborhoods can help keep waistlines trim, U.S. researchers report. “We were excited to find that … living in an older neighborhood and higher proportion of residents who walk to work — both predict lower weight,” said lead researcher Barbara Brown, a professor of family and consumer...

Jalepeno Strawberry Soup

  Great for summer, with a little spicy kick that you can crank up (or down) to your own spice tolerance level   You’ll Need: 1/2 cup olive oil 2 quart onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup ground cumin 1/4 cup ground coriander 1 T ginger 1 T minced garlic...

Vitamin “C” does NOT stand for “Contradiction”

The new findings in the Archives of Internal Medicine followed some 21,831 men and women over 12 years, for us to learn that increased blood levels of vitamin C may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by a full 62 %! Here is the science-speak conclusion: “The strong independent...

Kids’ egg allergy? Let them eat cake!!

In order to “treat” egg allergies in kids, Greek physicians have turned to eggs themselves as the solution. Heat modifies certain egg allergens and, in turn, allows some children with egg allergies to tolerate ever increasing amounts of egg baked in a cake, according to Dr. George N. Konstantinou,...

Cherry Crisp

  Ingredients: 3 cups red pitted tart cherries, drained ½ teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup sifted flour 1 cup Quaker oats (uncooked) ½ cup brown sugar (packed) ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter (melted) Directions Preheat oven to 375 Combine cherries and vanilla; place in greased 8-inch square baking pan....

100% fat free fructose linked to fat build-up

“Eat Fat, Get Fat.” This notion has driven nutrition science and policy for 40 years. But the simplicity of the dogma is revealed as being a bit simplistic. In fact, in the most recent issue of the Journal of Nutrition, researchers from the University of Texas found that fat...

Banana Muffins

Ingredients: 6 Tablespoons melted butter ½ cup maple syrup 2 eggs-lightly beaten 4 ripe bananas mashed 1 cup quinoa flour 1 cup cornmeal 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ teaspoon salt Directions: Blend together butter and maple syrup. Add egg bananas and mix. In a separate...

Why are American’s overweight?

Diagnosing Our Weight Problems The US government recently announced that Medicare can pay for obesity treatment, officially making excess weight a “disease.” But this gross influenza of the waistline is particularly American. Why is that? A generation ago, American families were thinner while eating eggs, breads, butter, vegetables …...