| May 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The popularity of coconut doesn't end with hot-right-now coconut water. A variety of coconut-derived ingredients--from coconut oil to coconut flour and coconut milk--are increasingly being used in home kitchens, restaurants and packaged foods. But can a...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
This delicious guacamole recipe replaces half the amount of high-calorie avocado in a traditional guacamole recipe with a stealth low-calorie vegetable -- zucchini -- to cut 100 calories and 6 grams of fat so we can eat more guacamole with fewer calories....
| May 10, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - As I wandered around our (finally) snow-free backyard, I had the urge to get my hands dirty. Our three dogs already had accomplished getting their paws muddy in our soggy backyard as they scampered playfully, nipping at each other's heels....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Many years ago, my husband and I did a long, sweaty and grueling guided hiking trip in the Caribbean. At the end of the hike, the guide whipped out a machete, whacked a coconut in two, and passed the thing around, encouraging us to drink the water that...
| Oct 30, 2012
One of fall's many pleasures is rich, velvety pumpkin soup. Apples add a nice hint of sweetness to this recipe, which is easy to put together.
This comfort soup is satisfying yet low in fat and cholesterol, and high in potassium.
To cut a pumpkin,...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:44 AM
Store-bought pasta sauce can be perfect for a quick, nutritious dinner, whether it’s served up with extra-lean ground beef over whole wheat pasta, or spooned over baked chicken breast with a sprinkle of parmesan. But some sauces can be loaded with...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Recipe By Chef HudaGrand Marnier Whipped Cream 1 cup heavy cream1 ounce Grand Marnier liqueur2 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar4 oz of your favorite dark semi-sweet bar-grated chocolate
Fresh Berries2 cups of fresh raspberry2 cups of fresh...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:45 AM
The Crescent City Classic is this Saturday, so we’re talking pre-race meals. The right choice can enhance your performance, helping to maximize your energize and your race time. The wrong choice, though, can leave you feeling bottomed out, even...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:28 PM
"Free-from" food products, whether they're labeled sugar-free, fat-free or gluten-free, are fast becoming a trendy lifestyle choice, regardless of allergies or intolerance.
The popularity of these products, tastier and more widely available than ever, is...
| Jun 13, 2012
Carrots you can grow in a backyard garden provide an abundance of nutrition to the body as they are excellent sources of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin K, biotin, fiber, potassium and thiamine. Colorful and packed with antioxidants, this...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:27 AM
SELF Workout in the Park
Saturday, May 21
Butler Field, Grant Park
350 East Monroe Street
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine!
Special Guest Appearance on the Main Stage in Chicago: Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser and author
Tickets will be...