Cranberry Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Ingredients   1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup orange juice 4 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese Assorted crackers   Preparation   In a small saucepan, combine the first seven[…]

Rosemary-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These make-ahead mashed potatoes are perfect for potato lovers who are craving something sweet.   Ingredients   3 lb. small sweet potatoes 1 1/2 c. pecans, broken into pieces 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 tsp. cayenne 3 tsp. roughly chopped fresh rosemary 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup Kosher salt   Preparation   Heat oven to 425°F. Prick sweet potatoes[…]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) are delicious roasted and can be eaten either with or without the hulls. You may have seen the flat, dark green pumpkin seeds available at your local grocer, but unshelled pumpkin seeds are what you’ll use in this roasted pumpkin seeds recipe. This recipe also works for squash seeds, including the beloved spaghetti[…]

Healthiest Types of Salt for Your Diet

Salt is now available in a variety of colors and textures said to improve your cooking experience. There are also claims suggesting that some salts are healthier than others. The growing popularity of differing salts, like Pink Himalayan, has inflated the costs because these claims are believed.   Somehow, a different color and texture are[…]

Baked Salmon with Almond Flaxseed Crumbs

This recipe combines the crunch of nuts and flaxseed with the texture of tender salmon for a main dish with lots of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. The bulbs of the scallions are a source of FODMAPs, so using only the scallion greens in this recipe keeps it IBS-friendly.   Ingredients   1/4 cup toasted whole almonds 2 tablespoons flaxseeds 1/4[…]