Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

17

Jan
2018

Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Looking for a good muffin without added sugar. Well, I have the recipe for you! These oatmeal cinnamon muffins use bananas instead of added sugar to provide a sweet treat.
As bananas become overripe, their starch begins to break down into simple sugars which results in a sweeter taste. You can add them to muffins to...
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08

Jan
2018

Celery, it always seems to be underestimated. How many times have we heard someone say or maybe you have even said. Celery is a “negative- calorie”. Meaning the caloric expenditure from eating and digesting it is greater than then the calories it contains. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to support this fun claim. However, with...
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04

Dec
2017

spirulina
Spirulina is the superfood of the moment. With a wide variety of health claims from curing allergies to detoxifying the body or aiding in weight loss, is this blue-green algae worth all the hype?
 
Unfortunately, these health claims are backed with little science evidence. “The Natural Medicines Comprehensive...
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29

Nov
2017

Adopting a healthy diet can flex your wallet. With these tricks you can be successful at the grocery store and in class.
 
First start with some simple planning:
Plan out meals before grocery shopping. This might seem like a lot of work, but it can REALLY make a difference when you’re wandering the...
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20

Nov
2017

For centuries many cultures have embraced fish as wonderful cuisine. Over more recent years research and culinary innovators have shown how good fish actually is.
 
Fish are a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help control inflammation and clear arteries which reduce one's risk of blood clots...
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15

Nov
2017

It seems like recipes from popcorn to smoothies are calling for turmeric these days. Turmeric has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. This spice also pairs well with potatoes, lentils, cauliflower and rice. Turmeric is touted as a treatment for inflammation...
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08

Nov
2017

tofu
Tofu has been around a many years now, and it seems like a kitchen staple and can be utilized in a number of ways. For one it is an affordable source of protein and can be included in stir-fries or silken pies.
 
Silken tofu is one of my favorite versions because you can add creaminess without the cream. Silken...
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31

Oct
2017

Food Dye
Color additives, what are they and are they safe?
 
A color additive includes food dyes and pigments that can be made from plants, animals, mineral sources, or synthetically. Manufacturers add color additives to our food to enhance natural colors.
 
What I hear the most concern about is...
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26

Oct
2017

apple
As the old saying goes an apple a day keeps the doctor away. There may be a bit of truth in the saying an apple a day keep the doctor away. An unpeeled apple offers a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. An apple is best consumed with the skin. The skin...
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16

Oct
2017

tomatoes
Tis the season of tomatoes. Botanically speaking tomatoes are fruit even though they are often referred to as vegetable. The tomato’s nutrient content is more similar to a vegetable than a fruit, as it contains fewer calories and sugars than other fruits. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and C and also a good source of...
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