Escarole with Caramelized Onions and Beans

This tasty recipe was developed by friend and dietitian colleague Regina Ragone. Her grandparents were from a very poor region of Southern Italy so their whole diet was based on inexpensive leafy...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters

My favorite go-to chocolate treat made easily in the microwave. Friends beg me for this recipe and yours will too. Also makes the best gifts for the holidays. 

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How to Easily Cut and Slice an Avocado

Marlene shows us how easy it is to cut and slice an avocado in this quick how-to video. So many health benefits. Listen to podcast #36, 7 Reasons Avocado Should be on Your Bariatric Plate to find...

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Golden Turmeric and Ginger Latte

"One of my all time favorite drinks during cozy weather is a golden turmeric latte" says my University of Nevada Reno dietetics student Pitchaya Pattasema. "I first saw this drink being offered at...

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Zesty Pomegranate Mocktail

How about a fun drink for the holiday season? This Zesty Pomegranate Mocktail tastes as good as it looks without any added sugar! Perfect for that bariatric lifestyle or if you prefer a mocktail....

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How to Quickly Cut a Pomegranate

Pomegranates are in season during December which is why you see them frequently in recipes and cocktails. I found what Fresh Market dreferred to as a giant pomegranate and was it ever. My friend...

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Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn

Chocolate calling your name? You’re not the only one so we came up with a simple 2-minute snack: Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn! With only 85 calories, it's packed with six grams of fiber. No...

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Mediterranean Salmon Cakes

This recipe for yummy Mediterranean Salmon Cakes was developed by my good friend and long-time collaborator, Regina Ragone.

She shares her story growing up with fish during Lent, something...

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Tofu with Pad Thai Peanut Sauce

Thank you to my student Pitchaya Pattasema, Undergraduate in Nutritional Science and Dietetics, University of Nevada, Reno for developing and sharing this recipe.  

Growing up...

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