Nothing satisfies a sweet tooth on a warm afternoon like a blended coffee drink. But often times, these are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients that most of us would prefer to avoid. Here's a version that will give you the taste and health you’re looking for.
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When have you ever been able to make homemade "ice cream" in less than 10 minutes? Now! This banana soft serve with Divine chocolate chunks tastes rich and decadent but contains no added sugar beyond the chocolate. It’s sure to be a family favorite, so better start freezing those bananas.
I love carbonara. But sometimes I find the egg sauce a bit, well, slimy. To fix that I often dilute the eggs with cream. While this tastes pretty darned good, it happens to have a pretty darned bad effect on my hips. So lately I’ve been using yogurt instead. You can use any kind of plain yogurt in this recipe (from non-fat to whole milk). I’m still partial to the whole milk version, but again, I swap it out for lower fat when my mind is on my hips. I also swap out the traditional bacon or pancetta for the much lighter Canadian version.
Corn Pudding is one of my husband’s family recipes that I have come to love, and so do my kids. It’s a fabulous side for holiday or Sunday dinners. I have lightened it up using yogurt and lowfat milk. Up next is tweaking the recipe so I don’t use the corn bread mix from a box.
Have you wanted to try making Indian food but were too intimidated by the laundry list of spices? Try this easy, lightened-up yet flavorful version of Chicken Korma, a subtly-spiced dish combining chicken, spices, and yogurt, which introduces you to the flavors of the subcontinent from the comfort of your kitchen.
These are incredible! Moist and not too sweet. I was served these scones with breakfast while staying at the Tabor House Inn in Vermont. They were so good I asked the inn’s owner, Jennifer Bright, for the recipe! If you want to impress breakfast guests — make these. I promise no one will be disappointed.
This recipe was inspired by my father who eats oatmeal every single morning and never tires of it. Nope- he’s a regular with the oats and this holiday season I’ll be visiting him at the beach … I’m going to surprise him by making this baked oat recipe; I know he'll enjoy it!
Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed Shells is a perfect in season meal for a fall/winter night. When you gather acorn squash from your garden or farmers market take it home, roast, puree and place in baggies until you are ready to use. Makes its easier for those busy weeknights.