Blackberry Vanilla Crisp (Gluten Free)

by cooking ala mel ( For berries: 3 cups blackberries, rinsed 2 Tbsp honey 1/8 tsp liquid stevia (or 2 more Tbsp honey) 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (or 1 Tbsp vanilla extract) 2 tsp cornstarch For the crisp topping: 3/4 cup almond meal 3/4 cup oats* pinch of salt 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/2 tsp liquid stevia (or 1/2 cup more coconut sugar) 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup (4 Tb... »

Sustainable Eating Made Easy

(Family Features) The needs of grocery shoppers are seemingly always evolving, and now more than ever, they want to know where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment. This is commonly referred to as “sustainable eating,” and its popularity is growing among shoppers. Plant-based diets are a tenet of sustainable eating and mushrooms are often included as part of the... »

Try the Trendiest Flavors

Try the Trendiest Flavors Tonight New seasonings make it easy (Family Features) Exotic flavors common in the Middle Eastern region of the world like harissa, za’atar and shawarma are having a moment, appearing on restaurant menus and in popular make-at-home recipes. Now is the perfect time to give these flavors a try. Thanks to new global seasonings from McCormick Gourmet, the spice combinations a... »

Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind

Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind (Family Features) Planning health-conscious New Year’s resolutions typically includes cutting back on unhealthy foods during meals from breakfast to dinner. However, it’s also important to cut out sugary, calorie-laden snacks that can counteract all your hard work throughout the rest of the day. Rather than skipping snacks entirely, it’s po... »

Farmer’s Casserole

Farmer’s Casserole Plan ahead for your weekend brunch with this delicious Farmer’s Casserole recipe.  You’ll enjoy this hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and a little bit of spice with some jalapenos.  You can also prepare this recipe the night before and let it chill till you are ready to pop it in the oven. Farmer’s Casserole Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups frozen sh... »

Get Zesty with this Healthy Ranch Dip Recipe

Trocaire College’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program empowers graduates to become entry-level nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered in a variety of settings. With an interest in healthy living, the program is designed to meet the community’s growing need for professionals trained in both nutrition and food service management. Nicole Klem, Program Director, offers this great healthy r... »

30-Second Chocolate Cake – Just 100 Calories!

It’s freezing in Buffalo, and cold weather always makes me hungry. Here’s a decadent recipe with only 100 calories. Yum! 2 tbsp. flour 1 1/2 tbsp. no-calorie sweetener (or real sugar) 2 tsp. cocoa powder 1/4 tsp. baking powder Pinch of salt 2 tbsp. milk 1 tsp. oil 1 drop of vanilla extract Spray a mug or ramekin with cooking spray. In the cup combine the flour, sweetener, cocoa powder,... »

Bolder, Healthier and Easier Meals

(Family Features) One of the challenges of cooking at home is creating bold and unique flavors with healthy, organic and wholesome ingredients without spending hours in the kitchen. With the right tools, you don’t have to go to extremes or make drastic changes to eat healthy. Try these tips to prepare tasty, healthy meals in less time: Double or triple up on ingredients: If you’re making a r... »

Happier Healthy Holidays

(Family Features) The holidays are filled with temptations and opportunities to over-indulge, and if you’re managing your health and weight, the season can feel anything but merry. Depriving yourself of your favorite holiday treats isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also unnecessary. Many experts recommend that instead, you focus on building a healthier lifestyle through a well-balanced, long-term eating... »

Easy Back to School Dinners

7 Easy Back-to-School Dinners (Family Features) When the school bells start ringing, putting wholesome and tasty family dinners on the table can get a lot harder to schedule. These simple, seasonal recipes – from one-pot taco skillets to sheet pan pork tenderloin – can help you own the school-year dinner routine. With all the cleanup time you’ll save, visit or find McCormick on Faceb... »

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