Do you know what my biggest pet peeve as a dietitian (and a health nut) is? Low-fat peanut butter. (See that play on words I did there? Health nut? No?) The fat in peanut butter is the good kind of fat. If you don't like peanut butter that's one thing, but if you avoid it because you fear the fat content, fear no more. A single serving of peanut butter (2 Tbsp.) provides approximately 8 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Of the 16 grams of fat in a serving, about 12 grams come from the healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated forms of fat. Peanut butter is also a good source of vitamin E, niacin, and manganese, among other vitamins and minerals. While peanut butter has been a pantry staple as far back as most of us can remember, it's not the only nut butter in town these days. Butters made from other nuts stack up nutritionally against peanut butter, sometimes even surpassing it depending on the ingredient list. So set your fat fears aside and start digging into a jar of theRead More »from Pumpkin Butter and Jelly! 7 Unique and Healthy Nut Butters to Try This Fall
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 26, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
At Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.
Today: Get in touch with your inner child with homemade cereal treats -- no recipe required.
Back in my elementary school bake sale days, one confection reigned supreme: Rice Krispie Treats. Their hands-on and carefree creation was an after-school activity, a pre-dinner party, or a just-before-bedtime reward. We'd double the amount of marshmallow and cut them into squares the size of our heads, creating a finished product that no 4th grader could resist. Our fingers would be gooey and our faces tinged with residual marshmallow streaks. When I brought them to the sale, I always sold out first.
I may not be in 4th grade anymore, but my love for this classic hasn't faded. In fact, I think it has grown because they are oneRead More »from How to Make Any Cereal Treats Without a Recipe
For tomato lovers, there is no better time of year than late July through September.For tomato lovers, there is no better time of year than late July through September. Also known has the heavenly tomato months (OK, I may have made that up), but it is when tomatoes are in season and taste the best. Yes, you can get them year round, but they don't have that incredible flavor that you get with heirloom and vine-ripened tomatoes.Read More »from 7 Tasty Tomato Recipes to Try Right Now
Most tomatoes from the farmers' market really only need a sprinkle of good quality salt when they are perfectly ripe - anything more dilutes the lovely flavor of them. However, they can also be used in a variety of dishes that taste infinitely better when made with fresh tomatoes in season. When shopping, look for tomatoes that are firm but with a slight give and without blemishes or bruises. And please, do not commit the sin of refrigerating them. They should be kept at room temperature, otherwise they will turn mealy in the cold and lose their flavor.
Tomatoes are not only tasty but also incredibly healthy: They are full of the carotenoid
The Pioneer WomanLike it or not, we're living in the "Era of the Blog." In a country where just about everyone has the ability, with the click of a mouse, to not only consume but create content, it seems like anyone with an opinion to voice has taken to their laptop and started a blog. This is obviously nothing new (as anyone who used to have a Xanga account can tell you), but the fact alone that anyone, anywhere, can set up a platform and instantly reach millions of readers is one worth celebrating. So for the fourth year running, we're ranking the top food-oriented blogs, ranked according to readership and social media following.Read More »from Read All About It: The Best Food Blogs on the Web
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There's plenty of time to argue the merits of what makes a food blog great, be it the amount of breaking news, quality of the recipes, layout, industry usefulness, or wide appeal, but for today's (and previous years') purposes, we took a very objective approach: we tracked down nearly 200 leading food blogs, using "best-of" lists from sites
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 26, 2013 11:26 AM EDT
Ben and Jerry's GraveyardHigh on a hilltop overlooking the Ben & Jerry's plant in Waterbury, Vt., is a small plot of land surrounded by a picket fence. Inside, tree limbs cast ominous shadows over a collection of nearly 30 gravestones, each bearing a solemn epitaph. This admittedly spooky place is none other than the Flavor Graveyard, the final resting place for notable flavors that have been cast aside.Read More »from The Flavor Graveyard: 5 Ben & Jerry's Flavors that Didn't Last
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These flavors found their way into the graveyard for reasons as varied as the flavors themselves. Some were longtime favorites whose popularity declined over the years (Devil's Food Chocolate); others popped up to take advantage of a fad or trend that quickly faded (Makin' Whoopie Pie). Still others were released with high hopes but just didn't sell (Peanut Butter and Jelly). Some were made only available in scoop shops (White Russian). And while once in a blue moon a flavor is taken out of retirement, the vast majority of these flavors will never see the light
- Martha Stewart | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
Ah, pancakes. A foolproof stack is the LBD of your recipe book -- strip it down, dress it up or bust it out for company, and it never seems to gets old. Just as in fashion, though, food rules were made to be broken. Celebrate National Pancake Day with our most tempting flapjack high jinks.
Pancakes served with bacon are nothing new, and Grandma has been frying them in leftover drippings for years. We've gone one step further -- whole hog, if you will -- and combined the two. To top it all off, put an egg on it.
1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
8 slices bacon
Pure maple syrup, (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk togetherRead More »from Jacked-Up Stacks: 7 Extreme Recipes for National Pancake Day
- Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:39 AM EDT
Did your favorite sports team just lose?Losing is hard to swallow for NFL fans - and they ease the pain of a loss by eating more junk food.Read More »from When Teams Lose, Depressed Fans Reach for Junk Food
Researchers Pierre Chandon and Yann Cornil examined data from Americans who took part in a nutrition study and found that those living in cities with an NFL team ate more the Monday after a loss. People ate 10 percent more calories and 16 percent more saturated fat, compared to their typical habits. In contrast, they ate slightly fewer calories and less saturated fat on the Monday after an NFL victory.
There was no pigging out on Mondays among people who lived in cities without an NFL team, the researchers reported in a recent online issue of the journal Psychological Science.
"Past research shows that when people are feeling down, they tend to consume comfort foods in order to feel better," says Cornil, a Ph.D. candidate at the graduate business school INSEAD in Singapore.
Cornil says fans can take the team defeat as a "personal defeat" and threat to their self-esteem.
Mom's Mac 'n' CheeseWho doesn't love a big bowl of pasta coated in a creamy, cheesy sauce? Our version of classic mac 'n' cheese is just how Mom used to make it.Read More »from The Only Way to Make Mac 'n' Cheese
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Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 350
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- 1 package(s) (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
- 3/4 cup(s) (about 1 1/2 slices bread) fresh bread crumbs
- 4 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine, melted
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tablespoon(s) dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cup(s) milk
- 8 ounce(s) (2 cups) Cheddar cheese, shredded
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1. In 3-quart saucepan, cook macaroni as label directs. Drain well.
2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch square baking dish or casserole. In small bowl, toss bread crumbs
- Country Living | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 25, 2013 6:15 PM EDT
Using sweet potatoes rather than traditional white adds flavorful depth and a vitamin boost to this recipe.
IngredientsRead More »from The Easiest Recipe for Sweet-Potato Fries You've Ever Seen
• 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
• 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground red pepper
• 1 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil
• 2 large (about 1 1/2 pounds) sweet potatoes
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1. Prepare the sweet potatoes: In a small bowl, combine cumin, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel potatoes, cut each in half lengthwise, and cut each half into 6 wedges. In a large bowl, combine the cut potatoes, oil, and spice mixture. Toss until potatoes are evenly coated.
2.Bake the fries: On a baking sheet, arrange potatoes in a single layer and place on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake until edges are crisp and potatoes are cooked through -- about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
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