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Toasting Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are essentials in my kitchen … especially walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, and pecans. I use them in my cooking and baking, and over the years, I’ve learned a little time-saving tip I’d like to share: Toast and freeze your nuts in advance, that way, they’re ready when you are, especially […]

Gently Cooked Gazpacho

Gently Cooked Gazpacho Looking for a nutrient-packed low-calorie soup that will give you a boost of energy? Try our delicious “gently cooked” gazpacho from The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook. It’s a winner for two reasons. The first reason is that quickly cooking the vegetables (and this means just bringing them to a simmer) prevents […]

Diabetes Corner: Costco Fruits Working for You! Learn How To Choose, Ripen, Store, and Use 8 Nutritious Fruits

  Summer and early fall are the perfect time of year to indulge in sweet, juicy fresh fruit loaded  with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. Farmer’s markets are a wonderful place to buy locally grown produce, but Costco’s boxes and containers of fresh fruits are also a great option. Some folks often wonder how to keep […]

Brown Rice and Lentil Salad

Brown Rice and Lentil Salad Lentils and brown rice are a winning combination. Together they are loaded with iron and vitamins, including folic acid. I created this salad years ago when I was recipe testing for Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be. It’s still a family favorite. I served […]