‘Tis The Season For New Recipes! What We’re Lovin’ Now From Cultured Cook!

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‘Tis the Season for No-Cook Pumpkin Pudding Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to eat those pumpkins! (Or it’s time to buy canned pumpkin, which is nearly tumbling off pumpkin-populated grocery store shelves.) Pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, even pumpkin beer. During autumn, pumpkin goes with everything. So how about some […]

Broccoli: More Than a Pretty Flower

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Fall is firmly in the air; gardens are winding down. Time to make the most out of every plant! In my case, I have a lot more broccoli leaves than broccoli flowers. Luckily, the leaves are edible, too — just treat them as you would any other dark leafy green. By that, I mean briefly […]

Recipes: Our Fav’s For August!

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Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms I can never resist any variety of mushrooms. They are nutritious, versatile, and make for a hearty meal. I absolutely love them grilled on the barbeque, but for this recipe, they roasted beautifully in the oven. My preschooler isn’t a huge fan of this large variety of mushroom, but the nice thing […]

Protein-Rich Breakfasts Prevent Unhealthy Snacking in the Evening, Study Finds

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Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but up to 60 percent of American young people consistently skip it. Now, Heather Leidy, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, says eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar […]

Recipes of the Week: Lemon Squares, Cheesecake and other Yummy Treats!

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DIY Cream Cheese Makes the Freshest Cheesecakes! If you’ve ever been to one of my culinary/health talks or have spent much time hanging out in my online kitchen, you know I’m forever singing the praises of plain whole-milk Greek yogurt. Why? For many reasons. It has one-quarter the sugar of low-fat flavored yogurt, for one […]

Recipes of the Week: Warm Winter Favorites

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Upgrading the Classic Tuna Salad Want a tastier, healthier substitute for commercial mayo? Try using plain whole-milk Greek yogurt whenever you’d normally reach for the mayo. If you want to give it even more of that mayo-like tang, just stir a squirt of fresh lemon juice and a small spoonful of mustard into the yogurt. […]

Recipes of the Week: Breakfast Brownies, Healthy Dressing & More!

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An Omelet for Any Meal Our favorite foods are all about contrasts: sweet flavors make savory flavors more savory, soft textures emphasize crunchiness, and the visual appeal of different shapes adds to the “yum!” factor. In this omelet, the umami-rich, savory bacon is the perfect foil for the slightly sweet peas, just as the creamy […]

Create The Perfect Holiday Dinner with The Cultured Cook!

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One-Pot Green & Red Pasta Penne Alfredo with Kale & Broccoli What to do with hearty garden greens? Make pasta! Now that the weather is cooler, kale and chard and beet greens and turnip greens are enjoying a growth spurt. Luckily, they’re so versatile that you can use them in everything from soups to stir-frys. […]

Dr. Oz Reveals How to Rev Up Your Metabolism All Day Long

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A good friend in her late 30s was recently telling me about her struggle to lose the five pounds she’d put on last winter. It wasn’t unusual for her to gain a little weight during the holidays, she said, but in years past, it would melt off by spring. This year was different. She was […]

Healthy Protein Food Sources

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Protein can help you shed those unwanted pounds and keep your belly full. But it’s important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get the health benefits. Seafood Seafood is an excellent source of protein because it’s usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in […]