Meringue Pie Crust (one 9-inch crust) 2 large egg whites ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 1/8 tsp teaspoon salt ½ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract METHOD Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is very stiff [...]
A recipe from our friend Carol Murray, and adapted from Whole Living magazine, October 2012. INGREDIENTS (Serves 2) 1/2 lb beets, peeled and diced 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup parsley, fresh, chopped and extra for garnish 1.5 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped 2 large eggs, organic 1/2 tsp garlic powder salt and pepper to taste METHOD In a medium skillet, add beets and potatoes to [...]
My family and I just returned from vacation with my in-laws and my brother-in-law’s family. My father-in-law told me that my pancakes were going to make him fat! My mother-in-law taught my kids a song about a fat girl that no one wants! And the usually simple act of feeding my kids in public appeared as dysfunctional as an SNL skit! For example, I was feeding Bobby salmon or tilapia to ensure that he consumed some protein, or even gnocchi—one [...]
Recipe courtesy of Candice Kumai INGREDIENTS Salad: 4 cups Italian kale 1 fennel bulb, trimmed 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds 1 (3.5-4 ounce) can sardines packed in olive oil, oil reserved Caesar Dressing: 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp roasted garlic 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp reserved sardine oil from can 1/4 tsp fresh black pepper 1/8 tsp sea salt METHOD To make the salad: Thinly slice the kale [...]
What are you dishing out this Halloween? This mom and RD started celebrating early. Last Friday we hosted our first annual “Healthy and Haunted Halloween Party!” I wrote about planning such a party in early October for Modern Mom’s magazine. You can download their app to get detailed instructions for making it a really good time for mummies and their ghouls.
Dear Restaurants: Are Your Chicken Fingers Real?? My family recently traveled to South Carolina for spring vacation. I chose not to bring any food along for the kids in order to both decrease the amount of schlepping and expand their intake. I recognize, as a registered dietitian, that my children’s exposure to food is probably more limited than if I were just a regular mom. Their pickiness may partially be my doing; but after seeing some of the chicken fingers [...]