Skinny Turkey Meatloaf

This millet and veggie filled turkey meatloaf changed my opinion of an icon of American cuisine. I don’t think I’m a picky eater but I have never cared much for meatloaf, or as I call it loaf-of-meat. In general I find this classic American comfort food greasy, mushy, and lacking in flavor. It seems to me that most people are…

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Maple-Cranberry Granola

I use the word granola is a loose sense with this recipe. It contains neither oats nor nuts. It does have a generous helping of dried cranberries and some very hearty cereal flakes. Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp cereal provides the base for this alternative granola. This fiber and protein filled cereal is gluten free making this recipe a potential alternative…

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Whole Wheat Weekend Waffles

This month we have settled into a comfortable weekend-morning routine. Mr. Second Helpings and the Little Helping wake up and work together on preparing coffee and smoothies. I indulge in a few additional minutes of head-on-pillow time before following them into the kitchen to make pancakes or waffles. There was no discussion leading to this arrangement it just came about…

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Eat a whole grain breakfast

Eating breakfast everyday is a super important habit to make part of your healthy lifestyle. I have two favorite breakfasts. The first is a bowl of hot oatmeal. Every time I make oatmeal it is a little different. I like to change the type of milk I use, try various sweeteners, mix in a wide variety of fruit, and season…

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Rhubarb Muffin Tops

I love working in the kitchen, carefully leveling flour in a measuring cup, and then defiantly flicking in one more pinch to make it look the way I want.  I relish the occasional tap of a pot lid that has been briefly lifted by the fragrant steam it is holding in.   Standing at the counter listening to liquids bubbling or smelling…

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