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How to make low-sugar Masala Chai Tea Latte at home

Exotically fragrant, supremely sippable, low-sugar Masala Chai Tea Latte soothes a winter chill, cools the summer heat, and is easy to make at home. mmmm…that sweet, spicy aroma. mmmm…that supremely sippable cuppa. Hot or iced, Masala Chai Tea Latte is good to snuggle on the couch with or put your feet up on the porch. I was at an Indian restaurant and had the most delicious hot Masala Chai. It was warm and spicy, fragrant …

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How to make beef stroganoff

Lean beef, extra vegetables, and creamy yogurt keeps this classic beef stroganoff recipe on the better-for-you side.  Creamy and flavorful, Beef Stroganoff was one of my favorite meals growing up. Lean sliced beef, mushrooms and onions in a creamy sauce served over rice or noodles. My mom nailed it. What is beef stroganoff? Named after a Russian diplomat, Count Paul Stroganoff, I updated and lightened up this 19th-century classic. Still pieces of tender beef, but …

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Step-by-step how to make your own yogurt

Homemade yogurt is easy and inexpensive. Milk + yogurt + heat = homemade yogurt. Here’s your recipe! Yogurt ingredients? Milk + yogurt + heat = homemade yogurt and it’s about that easy! Why make homemade yogurt? While store-bought yogurt is convenient, I like the sugar level. Low. I like reducing the number of plastic containers I throw away. A milk jug. I like the cost. A gallon of milk. What is fermentation? Fermented foods and healthy …

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How to Make Kale Quinoa Salad

Chopped kale, warm quinoa, toasted walnuts, sweet prunes drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar = one of my favorite salads Easy ✅ Economical ✅ Leftovers ✅ Good for you ✅ Well, hello! A lunch salad or salad for dinner, this is a healthyish, feel good and good-to-eat salad. It’s economical, quick to fix, makes enough for leftovers that keep well plus delivers healthy dividends. Warm quinoa kale salad pluses Make once, eat more than …

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How to Make Kale Turkey Bean Soup

Kale Turkey Bean Soup is quick to fix comfort food. Full of fiber and flavor, it’s ready in 30 minutes. This easy, hearty soup is a kale soup recipe perfect for winter.   I’m not happy.   I’m wearing socks. The weather has changed. I walked the dog in snow. It was freezing. Wouldn’t you know, he loved it!   I’m happier when socks are not required. When I wear flip flops or sandals. He doesn’t …

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How to Make Oven-Baked Chicken Schwarma

Fragrant spices make this easy Mediterranean chicken and rice dish pop with flavor THIS. I made it once. Then ate the leftovers. I made it again. Then ate the leftovers. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Guys, this is sooo schwarma-y good. Schwarma Schwarma is an old Middle Eastern cooking technique where meats are stacked in a large cone shape and twirled on a rotisserie. The meat is sliced off in thin layers as it cooks. If you’ve …

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How to Make Chicken Pot Pie

Shatter the puff pastry to spoon up creamy chicken and vegetable bites. Sometimes we fancy snazzy. Sometimes we covet simple. Sometimes we crave cozy. Like a soft blanket. Or a flickering fire. Or the scent of cooking. Like cookies fresh from the oven, or bubbling chili, or a baking chicken pot pie. But even the biggest bubble bath ever, doesn’t take the sting out of 2020. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Probably more than ever, we’re …

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How to make Black Bean Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers stuffed with creamy black beans smothered in homemade enchilada sauce If I searched “Mexican food near me,” this is what should show up. A roasted poblano pepper filled with spiced black beans draped in enchilada sauce. When I ordered the daily special in a little cantina in Mexico, I wasn’t thinking vegetarian. I wasn’t thinking healthy. I just wanted good. Si, is! It was all that! This is my effort to bring stuffed …

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How to make healthier Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Basil Bread is healthier zucchini bread! Yogurt, whole grains, protein, and fiber with less sugar and fat. Plus basil adds a flavorful twist. Does your counter look like mine? Piled with late summer vegetables? I love ’em. But it’s hard to keep up! Especially zucchini. All. That. Zucchini. I’ve stuffed zucchini, grilled it, sautéed it, and added it to salad. I avoided baking zucchini bread because so often these loaves taste like dessert. But the zucchs kept …

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How to make Nicoise Salad

Nicoise Salad, an easy summer salad, is perfect for al fresco dining. Tomatoes, olives, green beans, potatoes, tuna, and hard cooked eggs drizzled with vinaigrette. Let me just say, here and now, this is one of my favorite meals. If I were marooned on a deserted island, I would dream of this. If I were offered a celebration meal, I would order this. Tuna Nicoise An easy salad with layers of tomatoes, black olives, green …