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Thanksgiving Edition: Cranberry Pecan Maple Scalloped Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips

Thanksgiving Edition: Cranberry Pecan Maple Scalloped Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips

All of the traditional Thanksgiving colors are reflected in this unique twist on sweet potato casserole. I know some families are also pretty split on a sweet versus savory version. The creamy scalloped version, smoky paprika, and salt please the latter and the maple syrup and cranberries provide just enough sweetness for the former. The [...]

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Wild Blackberry Lemon Zest Scones (& the Glycemic Index)

Wild Blackberry Lemon Zest Scones (& the Glycemic Index)

I am going to get a little scientific first and discuss the glycemic index. Every food is designated a certain rating on a scale called the Glycemic Index (GI). This number (scale 0-100) correlates to the propensity a food has to raise your blood sugar. The faster and higher your blood sugar (glucose level) rises, [...]

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Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

I almost always make my smoothie for the next day the night prior. That way it is ready to go and I have no excuses. I have no idea why I have that motivation at the end of the day instead of at the start of the next! One way I like to leave a [...]

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