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Recipe Renovation: Something’s Got to Give

Whenever I renovate a recipe, my main goal is to make comfort food a better investment without sacrificing taste. Sometimes it works and sometimes my attempts are dismal failures, but I keep trying different approaches. What I’ve realized after years…

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  • 4 Tips For Saving More Money

    It doesn’t matter how much money you make – it’s always a good idea to save money when you can. Having savings...

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  • Get Better Hair, Faster

    Your hair is an important part of your identity, so treat it well and don’t wash it too often. Your own natural hair o...

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  • Riding the Wave: Risk, Balance, and Surrender in Your Relationship

    Dating is like surfing. If you don’t want to fall, you need to pay attention to the natural rhythms of your relationsh...

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  • Food

    Celebrate World Pasta Day With My Healthier Baked Ziti Recipe

    I’m not going to eat a pound of pasta in one sitting, but I love pasta and I eat it often. Whole grain pasta in a sensible serving size is a great investment and an important staple to keep in…

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  • Green Chia Seed Smoothie

    Green smoothies seem to be everywhere these days but buying one from a cafe or juice bar can get pricey. Don’t let the...

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  • Easy, Protein-Packed Snacks to Eat at Work

    We’ve all felt that midday drag, and when you’re at work, it can be hard to find a healthy option that will get you ...

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  • 4 Ways To Eat Fresh Veggies

    Do you get your five servings of vegetables in every day? Veggies provide fiber that helps fill you up and keeps your di...

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  • Food

    Bethenny’s Homemade Salsa

    You can always find a pretty good salsa in the store and doctor it, but salsa is so easy to make that I recommend trying it at home at least once. You can be creative with salsa, and it’s a…

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  • Lemon Ricotta Hot Cakes

    These Lemon Ricotta Hot Cakes from Chef Sam Talbot are heavenly. Wake up a little early this weekend so you can enjoy th...

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  • Vegetarian Tacos

    Tacos are quick, fun and easy to put on the table, especially when you have to feed more than just yourself. “Regular...

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  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Skinnygirl Wine + Chocolate Pairings

    You don’t need an excuse to drink wine, but Valentine’s Day is as good a reason as any. The only thing better t...

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  • Food

    My Healthy Version of Pad Thai

    Pad thai is a great comfort food, but the problem with most restaurant versions is that they are very high in fat, sugar, and starch, and it’s easy to overstuff yourself on the noodles. I decided I needed to create…

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  • Your Go-To, Guilt-Free Steakhouse Meal Plan

    With Valentine’s Day coming up, having a meal strategy can take the stress out of your romantic dinner plans. I get ma...

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  • Vegetable Brown Rice

    Sometimes you don’t want dinner to be a big deal. You are a little bit hungry, but you want something light and health...

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  • Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    Denis Leary used to be a client of mine when I was a full time natural foods chef. He loved this stuffed mushroom recipe...

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  • Food

    Want to be Naturally Thin? Don’t Snack While Cooking

    You can eat an entire meal’s worth of food just by nibbling while you cook. Then you sit down to another meal. That’s a heavy habit to break right now. You need to taste the food you are cooking to…

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  • Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

    This frosting is so good you’ll lick the bowl. The recipe makes double what you’ll need for the cupcakes, so...

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  • Don’t Get Stuck in a Salad Rut

    I consider salad not only a delicious way to eat vegetables full of fiber and nutrients, but a tool for being naturally ...

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  • Pumpkin Spice French Toast Waffles

    Whenever I can’t decide between French toast and waffles, I make French toast… and cook it in the waffle iron. It’...

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  • Food

    Your Herbs & Spices Cheat Sheet

    Herbs and spices add interesting flavor to so many different foods, and I recommend using them liberally. You can sometimes substitute dried for fresh or fresh for dried herbs, but fresh and dried herbs have very different flavors, so keep…

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  • Bethenny’s Bites: The Main Dish, Part 3

    Contrary to popular belief, I don’t know it all – but I do know food. I’ve traveled around the country (and th...

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  • Easy Artichokes

    If I’m going to make a fancy, complicated stuffed artichoke dish, then peeling fresh artichokes is worth the trouble. ...

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  • My Not-So-Red-Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

    The inspiration behind this skinny recipe was to replace artificial red food coloring with beet juice — an all-nat...

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