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Roasted Chickpea “Nuts”

Roasted chickpeas make an excellent clean snack because they are high in fiber and protein, and low in sugar. When roasted, they become crunchy and dense, like a cross between a roasted nut and a corn nut, but with far fewer total calories.

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Simplest Homemade Vinaigrette

Making your own salad dressing is easy and inexpensive and the fresh flavor is far superior to anything you can find in a bottle. Vinegars keep virtually indefinitely and there are so many different varieties to choose from, so when you see something that looks interesting, buy it and add it to your collection.

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Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Everyone has a favorite comfort food and unless you’re working toward an extreme fitness goal, there should be occasional opportunities for indulgence in the average diet. But comfort foods don’t have to be nutritional nightmares to provide the pleasure and familiarity we’re looking for. Following are ten easy ways to improve the nutritional impact of popular comfort foods while preserving the flavor and texture qualities we love.

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The Spice Rack – Excerpted Chapter

I wrote my first book, Simple Food for Busy Families, as a resource for families who were struggling to help their school-aged children to get out of the sandtraps of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). There is a wealth of information about cooking whole foods, including lots of "templates" for making basic dishes and this wonderful chapter on herbs, spices and how to use them to balance flavors in family cooking. I've excerpted it here for you as a special kind of "Cheat Sheet" resource.

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What To Do With Winter Squash

Though there are many different types of winter squashes available in grocery stores and farmer’s markets, you can cook them all in basically the same ways with two notable exceptions.

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Wildcrafting Edible Weeds

In warm seasons you can find dandelion greens and chive blossoms in the natural food stores and even some supermarket chains, but it’s cheap and easy to wild craft your own right from your own yard.

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