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Simple, savory, summer fruit tips from Mexico

In Hawaii, Maralyn and I enjoyed the tang of local salt on plums and pineapples. This year’s Mexican taste treat was adding hand crafted sea salt and fresh limes to our mangos, as well as rimming our margaritas. Our family discovered two savory sprinkles  to top sweet juicy watermelon at a weekend pot luck...

RealSmart Delicious Fruit Cube Recipes

by Lisa Barrangou Ph.D The summer season is upon on and what better way to cool off than with these fantastic frozen puree cubes. Based on RealSmart recipes, they are guaranteed to bring conversation at your next summer garden party or cookout. And we love the cocktail recipe…   Frozen purée cubes can be...

A Perfect How-To Guide For Real Smart, Foodie Moms

Author Lisa Barrangou’s “RealSmart Baby Food” Released As An eBook In Time For Mother’s Day RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – As a food scientist who previously worked for three different Fortune 500 food companies, Lisa Barrangou knows first-hand what processed food truly is. When she had her first child, she knew...

Squash Apple Soup Recipe From Rancho La Puerta

I’ve been a guest at Rancho La Puerta two times with Brenda. The first was as press and workshop presenters and last year as presenters. Brenda discovered it first. She raved about how great it was, and I agree 100%. I believe their repeat rate is approximately 70%. Besides all the wonderful activities, the...

Easy Appetizer: Nut-Crusted Brie with Cherry Chutney From The Biltmore Estate

Here is an easy appetizer ffrom The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. I’ve probably toured the estate 8 or 9 times as a visitor and guest. I’ve also been fortunate to interview many of their chefs. They always have wonderful recipes and ideas. Spending time with your guests is your priority, so you don’t...

Bigelow® Cinnamon Stick® Baked Apples

I’ve used Bigelow tea for years. I can remember when Constant Comment was one of the few flavored teas available. Here is a great recipe from Bigelow. Bigelow® Cinnamon Stick® Baked Apples Ingredients: 1 ½ cups hot water 4 Bigelow® Cinnamon Stick® Tea Bags* 6 medium apples (Cortland, Granny Smith, or any...

The Biltmore’s Cheddar Stuffed Apples

Cheddar-Stuffed Apples Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: • 1/4 cup chopped onion • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted • 2 cups cubed cinnamon-raisin bread, toasted • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided • 1 large egg, lightly beaten • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie...

Peachy Halibut with Herby Tangerine Salsa from FIORE

Our first experience with FIORE was a few years ago. We love the product and they ship. Herby Tangerine Salsa 1 can black eyed peas, drained 1 can black beans, drained 4 ears of corn, cooked & trimmed from cob 2 cans petite diced tomatoes and peppers 1 fresh jalapeño, seeded and minced 1 small onion, minced...

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa’s Chocolate Ice Cream

It’s been over a decade since I first experienced this and I am still making it.  Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa’s Chocolate Ice Cream Ingredients: 4 bananas, peeled and chopped ¼ cup skim milk or fat-free soy milk ¼ cup carob powder or Hershey’s plain coca powder ¼ cup date sugar (we use 1/8 cup) 1 tsp...

Chicken Honeydew Salad

Here is a simple summer salad in it’s own bowl. I enjoy the fresh, crunchy tastes as well as the presentation. Chicken Honeydew Salad Ingredients – serves two hearty appetites. !/3 cup mayonnaise. 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon 1 -1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped or...

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