Aglio Et Olio (Spaghetti with Oil and Garlic) Using Cat Cora’s Kitchen By Gaea’s Olive Oils

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Olive oil is becoming a not-so-secret ingredient for a nutritious diet. The word “oil” might carry negative connotations of fat and calories, but the main type of fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids. This type of fat actually may help lower the risk of heart disease by lowering total cholesterol levels and [...]

Chocolate Fondue S’mores With Homemade Graham Cracker Recipe For Non-Campers

Photo credit: Emmi Roth.

S’mores are a treat that people of all ages have come to love – who can pass up decadent melted chocolate and gooey marshmallow sandwiched between crisp graham crackers?

Well, not everyone loves camping, toasting messy marshmallows over an open fire, (aren’t those sticks sort of dirty?) and drooling the melted contents of the [...]

Corporate Philanthropy: Alternative Baking Company

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Official Logo (Photo Credit: The Alternative Baking Company)

We recently ran across some great vegan cookies here at Ask Miss A, made by the Alternative Baking Company in Sacramento, California. Their generously sized cookies contain no dairy, eggs, trans fats, hydrogenated oils, cholesterol, animal ingredients, artificial ingredients, or refined sugar, but are still [...]

Godiva Gives Day 2013

Photo Credit: Lady Godiva Program

Chocolate can make many women feel great, but how about when it honors women who are making a difference, now that’s grand. This is exactly what the Lady GODIVA program is doing to celebrate women from all over the world.

(Photo Credit: Lady Godiva Program)

The Lady GODIVA initiative was launched in April [...]

Strawberry Topping Over Mousse Au Chocolate Blanc Recipe

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In Michigan this time of year, strawberries are a celebration. One bite into this little red gem and the sweet memories come back that were lost during a long cold season. Local Michigan strawberries are smaller and sweeter than their California counterpart.

Enjoy this delicious sauce over a white chocolate mousse. This makes a [...]

Summer Picnic Dessert: Cake Batter White Chocolate Fudge

(Photo Credit: Linda Yao)

The elusive sun is finally beginning to take on a consistent presence as the summer days begin to settle in, and for many families in America, that means it is once again the perfect season for those weekend picnics. Choosing the right selection of foods to serve at these picnics is one of the [...]

Rum Runner Peach Dessert

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(Photo Credit: Debbie Moore)

One bite of my fresh peach ice cream and you will think you just picked a sun-ripened peach off the tree! This summer dessert is light and airy with small chunks of angel food cake dripping with sweet but mouth-watering rum sauce. The Jack Sparrow character from Pirates of [...]

Healthy Avocado Toast

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Photo Credit: Holli Thompson

Avocado toast is my idea of comfort food. Every once in a while I crave this perfect combination of creamy avocado, cayenne heat, salt, citrus and healthy fat.

It’s more of an assemble, rather than a recipe, but I think you’ll love it.

Ingredients

1 slice of your favorite [...]

Grilled Shrimp, Mango And Pineapple Whole Grain Salad

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The expectations of summer always remind us of food cooked on a grill – it’s what we look forward to for backyard barbeques or picnics. The excitement of this dish may just be the ingredients used in the marinade for the shrimp – Wasabi, horseradish, rice vinegar, Thai sweet chili sauce, just to [...]

Corporate Philanthropy: Whole Foods Market

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Heirloom Tomatoes From Durst Organic Farm (Photo credit: wholefoodsmarket.com)

Having been enamored with Whole Foods Market since I discovered it many years ago I was thrilled to do more research on the company. I knew from personal experience about their dedication to the communities that are home to their stores but I learned [...]

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