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Kids and Cooking – Always a Winner!

Kids and Cooking – Always a Winner!

“Kids Who Love to Cook” is launching its second season of webisodes and cooking videos. The newly-launched website and cooking series takes you into the kitchen with seven real-life kids to show their love of food and to teach viewers about cooking, and how to bring the family together at home. The website and series,…

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Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

I love to make food that looks pretty.   As of late, I’ve with fallen in love with red lentils & turmeric. Who can resist the orange hue of the lentils and the deep golden color of turmeric? Simply Gorgeous… yet, not just another pretty face. Packed with protein and antioxidants, my Red Lentil Soup is…

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Nancy’s Sassy Salsa

Nancy’s Sassy Salsa

No secret, I’m a big fan of farmer’s markets. I especially enjoy going this time of year because of the tomatoes. Yes, I LOVE these babies that taste sweeter than anything you can buy in the “regular” grocery store. Of course, many of you grow your own and quite frankly, I’m jealous. Unfortunately, I did…

Kids Who Love to Cook

Producer Giselle Deiaco today announced the creation and launch of an innovative new webseries called “Kid Who Love to Cook.” The website and series, which feature cooking videos, recipes, food adventures and contests, for the beginner cook, future chefs, and foodies can be found online at Kids Who Love to Cook. “This project has been…

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XyloSweet® Heavenly Spice Cake

XyloSweet® Heavenly Spice Cake

Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3 tablespoons prune puree ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream 2 eggs, separated 1 ½ cups XyloSweet® 2/3 cup finely chopped prunes (cooked and…

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XyloSweet® Pumpkin Bars

XyloSweet® Pumpkin Bars

Crust: 1 ¼ cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked 1 ¼ cups spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour ¾ cup XyloSweet® ¾ teaspoon maple flavoring ½ cup finely chopped pecans ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

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Hang on to Summer with Agua Frescas

Hang on to Summer with Agua Frescas

Summer may be over but in Southern California, we still have a couple months of sunshine and heat! One great way to hold onto to Summer is with some fun cold beverages, like fresh Agua Frescas. These Mexican coolers are a lot more exciting than their name, “water refreshments” suggests. They are actually a great…

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XyloSweet® Banana-Nut Bread

XyloSweet® Banana-Nut Bread

Xylitol is derived from the fibrous parts of plants. Many fruits, like raspberries, plums and bananas are rich in xylitol and as a result, substituting regular sugar with xylitol makes natural sense when baking with these types of fruit. This bread recipe yields a sweet bread with a wonderful, tropical aroma that makes the whole…

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Sweet Summer Corn

Sweet Summer Corn

Fresh corn is starting to appear in tall piles at the grocery stores and Farmer’s Markets – that means summer it here! With all the talk about high-fructose corn syrup and the prevalence of corn in our diet, corn has gotten a bad rap in the last couple years. But while it’s true we get…

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