I was a little skeptical about this recipe when I first saw it. Flaked coconut is often a miss for me. The same is true of canned pineapple. But the convenience of each is undeniable, particularly in the dead of winter, when the idea of finding a beautiful, ripe Pineapple at the local Giant seems utterly fantastic. But on the strength of the Cooking Light name, I decided to give this recipe a fair chance.
In the course of cooking and posting recipes on my blog, Continue reading
The word “healthy” can be fraught with confusion. We all strive to be healthy, and healthy living is certainly an attribute. We try to make “healthy” choices during the day. Call me “healthy” and I’ll react with pride.
But call my cake “healthy,” and I might wince. For whatever reason, when healthy modifies a recipe – and especially a dessert – my first instinct is to shy away from it. For whatever reason, the word “healthy” seems strongly pejorative when it’s the adjective in front of a meal. Call my food delicious or creative or inspired, but please don’t call it healthy!
So, when Caitlin suggested we make this “Healthy Carrot Cake,” my first reaction was “Can’t we make a good carrot cake?” Which, of course, she found very upsetting. So I relented, Continue reading
Predicting another hot weekend in Saint Louis, I decided to freeze a pineapple and two mangoes. The next day, when the mid-afternoon sun hit, I was ready. I ran each fruit under some hot water to loosen the skin, diced the fruit, and then dropped them in the blender to make a cool lassi.
Lassi is an Indian drink with a yogurt base, Continue reading