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Spinach, Kale, and Steak Torte Recipe >

On 04.28.2016 by Angie McGowan

About two years ago, after years of struggling with my weight, I decided to make a real change in mine and my family's diet. I decided it was time to start cooking breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in a more traditional fashion. That meant almost eliminating our sandwich routines, french fry addictions, and after dinner sweet treats. I also really cut back on all those unnecessary processed carbs like breads and crackers and replaced them with healthy carbs like fresh fruits and vegetables. Over the years, I’ve continued to make other changes, too. I’ve limited sugar, cut down on soybean oil (which I’ve realized is found in just about everything, even the body oil I was using!) and limited dairy. I’ve tried to model our diet and Read More >

Chorizo and Potato Hash Eggs Benedict with Cilantro Hollandaise >

On 04.12.2016 by Laura Davidson

Four years ago, during my second week of professional culinary school, I made my very first eggs Benedict from scratch. I arrived to my classroom early and anxiously looked at the white board to see our menu for the day. The famous, sweat-inducing word appeared before me: Hollandaise sauce. Or, as my chef instructor preferred to call it, “the sauce that smells fear…”. Traditionally, Hollandaise sauce is served with eggs Benedict, a classic American breakfast consisting of toasted English muffin halves topped with Canadian ham or bacon, runny poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce. Hollandaise sauce is made from raw egg yolks, butter, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt. For that reason alone, Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs are essential for this recipe. Not only are Read More >

Spinach and Ham Sweet Potato Hash >

On 03.24.2016 by Matt Ivan

With Easter being the big food holiday in March, you may find yourself with a plethora of leftover ham—if you’re like me, you will for sure. My friends, family, and I make it a point to enjoy epic, elaborate meals that somehow always provide more food than we need. Good thing we all love leftovers too! You look in the fridge and see a large container of leftover bone-in ham plus extra sweet potatoes you tried to fit into the pan, but somehow that five pound bag doesn’t always fit. Naturally you should make spinach and ham sweet potato hash. All you need is a few more ingredients, including Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs, for a hearty Easter themed brunch recipe. It’s ideal for feeding Read More >

Light & Healthy Baked Huevos Rancheros–A Healthy Breakfast! >

On 03.08.2016 by Chantel Arsenault

Looking to jumpstart healthy eating? Why not start your day with light and healthy baked huevos rancheros—MyPlate style? The USDA resource called MyPlate tells us that everything we eat matters. The secret to good healthy eating? “Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition,” advises the USDA. Eggs in the MyPlate resource The MyPlate resource shows us that fruits and vegetables should fill up half the plate. One-quarter of the plate should be protein, such as eggs. The other quarter of the plate should be grains, especially whole grains. The dairy food group sits on the side and can feature foods such as milk, soy milk, yogurt, or cheese. Take a look at how the light & healthy baked huevos rancheros recipe fits into MyPlate: Easy, delicious, Read More >

National Nutrition Month® – Making the Most of Breakfast >

On 03.03.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

March is National Nutrition Month®, which makes this a perfect time to review some of the best recommendations for achieving a healthy diet. There is a lot of confusing and conflicting information when it comes to improving our eating habits. With new diet trends that focus on a “free-from” platform, it may seem that eating healthy is becoming increasingly complicated. We are being told to select foods that are free-from gluten and free-from dairy. There are dozens of other elements misleadingly being labeled as dangerous for our health. U.S. adults not getting enough fruits and veggies Let us take this opportunity during National Nutrition Month® to step back and practice the fundamentals of healthy eating. Before we remove anything from our diet, let’s start with Read More >

Baked Scotch Eggs with Guacamole >

On 02.17.2016 by Lindsay Livingston, RD

As a Registered Dietitian, I’m constantly touting the benefits of starting your day with a healthy breakfast. I’ve always been a breakfast lover and considering the fact that I pretty much HAVE to eat something within 15 minutes of waking up, I always find it somewhat baffling that there are people out there who don’t really care about breakfast. (Cough…my husband…cough). Say what?! Luckily for me, my 15-month-old son has definitely inherited my love of breakfast. In fact, his love is so strong that if he decides he wants breakfast and you don’t have it ready in about 30 seconds, a total meltdown will inevitably ensue. So, I do my best to plan ahead and make sure I have breakfast options cooked and ready in Read More >

Paleo Eggs Benedict >

On 01.28.2016 by Chantel Arsenault

Looking for a great paleo-friendly breakfast idea? Then you'll enjoy this paleo-friendly twist on a breakfast classic. Our paleo eggs Benedict is satisfying and easy to make. In place of the traditional English muffin, we use sweet potato cakes. Get the recipe for paleo eggs Benedict. Paleo-friendly recipes For a paleo-friendly breakfast idea to satisfy your sweet tooth, try our paleo crepes with strawberry jam. Visit our recipe center for even more paleo-friendly recipes.

Breakfast and Blood Glucose Control >

On 12.11.2015 by Molly Bray Yunek

If you are one of the 30 million Americans who skip breakfast you may be putting yourself at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Eating the most important meal of the day may be one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from developing a disease that is expected to affect nearly 40% of Americans during their lifetimes. Several studies suggest that a daily breakfast can significantly decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes and improve overall blood sugar control for individuals with the disease. Skipping breakfast leads to higher blood sugar One study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed more than 29,000 men to examine patterns between eating habits and type 2 diabetes. Over the 16-year study, Read More >

Paleo Crepes with Strawberry Jam >

On 03.19.2015 by Gina Matsoukas

Paleo. If you haven’t heard the word before you’ve likely been living under a rock (a pretty big one too) for the past five years or so as this diet has seeped out of the small fitness niche it lived in and pretty much taken over the world. Okay, slight exaggeration maybe but seriously, I hear it everywhere. As someone that does CrossFit regularly, I’ve of course dabbled with it myself from full out Whole30 months (omg, give me the chocolate!) to where I’m at now which is eating paleo-ish a good chunk of the time. Here’s thing, I don’t believe peanuts and beans and are going to kill me, but I also believe we eat far too many carbohydrates. And then there’s the whole Read More >

Nothing says I love you like…Buttermilk Bacon Waffles >

On 02.06.2013 by Chef Louise Mellor

Forget the bouquet of flowers, it’s so cliché. Do away with that heart shaped box of chocolates. She will love you now and hate you later when the box is empty and she can’t zip her dress. Lastly, don’t even think about that wide-eyed stuffed teddy bear cuddling a heart, what are you thinking? We are not in high school and drugstore gifts just won’t do. Let me help you out with a full proof Valentine’s Day plan. I’m a seasoned professional, a Love Doctor if you will, a certified romance expert … in the kitchen that is.  I have the perfect, no-fail, get out of jail free, Valentine’s Day plan.   Step #1 - Do not wait until Valentine’s Day night to let your sweetie know you Read More >