Giada Coming to Houston!

I’m so excited that Giada De Laurentiis will be in Houston tomorrow as part of her book tour. She has a new book out: “Giada at Home” and will be doing a book signing at Sur La Table. I’m planning to attend the event and also try to get a 5-minute interview with her (keep […]

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Recipe of the Month!

I got this recipe from last month’s Women’s Health Magazine and it looks great. I bought all the ingredients this weekend and plan to make it tonight. *To reduce fat…you can use less sesame oil and/or peanut oil (both are mainly for flavor). Black Sesame Tofu & Vegetable Stir-Fry 1 1/3 cups cooked instant brown […]

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Meringues Sandwiches I found this recipe from Cooking Light and decided to make these cookies for a party last night and they were surprisingly good! The best part is they are only 70 calories each! But, I have to warn you..it’s not an easy recipe…getting the eggwhites right is pretty tricky. Also, I […]

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Recipe of The Month

I saw Giada make this recipe on her show and decided to give it a try last night. It’s a great healthy option for Thanksgiving! It’s pretty easy to make but it just takes time to cook the pears. I cut the recipe in half and also did not use any ice cream or gelato […]

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Tone It cUpcakes! I decided to try this recipe from the “Tone it up” girls this weekend and I was very surprised…these things are actually really good! Katrina and Karena of “Tone it Up” came up with this exclusive recipe on their own. It’s great because they use protein powder, wheat flour and stevia instead […]

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Recipe of the Month!

Summer Chopped Salad by Giada De Laurentiis I don’t know about you…but I’m not ready for summer to end! Extend your summer a little longer with this great, light summer salad loaded with fresh summer veggies. I made this salad last night without shrimp as a side to go with my grilled fish and it […]

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Recipe of the Month!

I found this amazing recipe in this month’s Self magazine and can’t wait to make it this weekend! Tomato- Watermelon Soup Two of summer’s tastiest offerings help you spoon up more of the skin-saving antioxidant lycopene. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 cups cubed watermelon (about a 2 1/2-lb piece) 2 tomatoes (about 1/2 lb), quartered 2 […]

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Recipe of The Month!

Last month’s Shape Magazine featured many great Spring hors d’oeurves and snacks that feature healthy veggies, fruits and grains. One of my favorites is the Sweet Pea and Prosciutto Crostini. If you are watching sodium or prefer a vegetarian option, top with some minced red peppers or add a thin slice of parmesan or gruyere […]

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Recipe of The Month!

I love this recipe from Giada DeLaurentiis. She always has great recipes that are almost always healthy (except for her desserts!) and include many veggies, fruits and natural ingredients. I also like that she uses whole wheat pasta, wheat bread and olive oil in many recipes. This is one of my favorites and it’s super […]

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Miso Glazed Sea Bass! My friend Nancy made this Miso Glazed Sea Bass the other night for a dinner party and it was FABULOUS! I still haven’t been able to get the recipe from her, but I think this is close: Ingredients: 1/3 cup sake 1/3 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine) *available in Asian […]

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Recipe of the Month!

Spaghetti Squash with Jalapeño Cream Time: 1 1/4 hours. Toss spaghetti squash with a spicy cream sauce and bake it, mac-‘n’-cheese-style, for a warming, hearty side dish that doubles easily and reheats beautifully. *Tip: to reduce calories and fat even more…substitute nonfat milk for 2% or whole and use butter sparingly. Yield Serves 8 Ingredients […]

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Recipe of the Month

Did you know that October is Vegetarian Awareness Month? I think it’s always a good idea to swap your burgers or chicken breast for vegetables, tofu or other meatless option at least once a week. I’ve been doing this quite a bit and I feel healthier and glad I’m helping the environment. Plus, the more […]

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Recipe of the Month

SESAME CHICKEN! INGREDIENTS: • 4, 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce • 1 tbsp smooth natural peanut butter • 2 tsp sesame oil • Juice from 1/2 lime • 4 tbsp unbleached flour • 3 tbsp sesame seeds • 1/8 tsp four-blend pepper • Canola oil cooking spray INSTRUCTIONS: […]

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Recipe of The Month

Sweet Potato Salad! Serves: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Nutrition Score per serving: (1 cup): 167 calories, 2 g fat (10% of calories),1 g saturated fat, 35 g carbs, 3 g protein, 5 g fiber, 77 mg calcium,1 mg iron, 263 mg sodium Classic potato salad is made with lots of […]

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Recipe of The Month

SLIMMED-DOWN BACON CHEESEBURGER MEATLOAF ‘MUFFINS’ 1 pound 96 percent lean ground beef 6 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and finely crumbled 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar made with 2 percent milk 1/2 cup egg substitute, such as EggBeaters 1/2 cup quick-cooking raw oats 1/4 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon […]

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