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Author: Katie Warner

Black Peppercorn Gimlet TOUCHED

Black Peppercorn Gimlet

This edgy imp of a drink is actually a classic cocktail, (and we’re big fans of the gin version.) Pepper takes center stage for this gimlet, providing a warm counterpoint to the crisp refresher of lime and icy spirits. It’s important to freshly grind or crush your whole peppercorns in fairly large pieces to get the flavor and texture right […]

Zucchini Black Bean Burritos 5 PREFERRED

Grilled Healthy Zucchini Black Bean Breakfast Burritos

Making your own burritos and choosing your ingredients wisely is a great way to ensure this popular one-handed meal isn’t a forbidden calorie overload. At home you have control over what goes into breakfast, enabling you to make tasty substitutions for unhealthy ingredients. We’ve taken the standard breakfast burrito and instead of starchy seasoned rice […]

Lemon Herb Salt

Lemon Herb Salt

From infusing vinaigrettes to meat, fish and poultry rubs, as a fat-free veggie seasoning and an amazing fresh kick to your scrambled eggs, this all-purpose seasoned salt is sure to become a mainstay in the kitchen. Why this upsurge in fancy salt, you ask? Check out our comparison article and learn the science of sea salt […]

Reservation-Free Valentine’s Day Dinner

A Reservation-Free Valentine’s Day Dinner

You’ve probably heard it: the way to men’s hearts is through the stomach. (This applies to most girls I know, too.) And nothing says I love you like a home-cooked meal, especially if it’s healthy and delicious. Whether it’s a Valentine’s Day dinner just for you, or two of you, the whole family or the […]

Steak with Red Wine Peppercorn Sauce LG

Steak with Red Wine Peppercorn Sauce

Aside from an apple a day or a glass of red wine with dinner, a few dashes of freshly ground black pepper may be one of the easiest, most economical tips to keep the doctor away! Better yet, the New York Times suggests cooking with red wine still retains all the anti-inflammatory properties that make it a […]

Salt and Pepper Parsley Potatoes

Salt and Pepper Parsley Potatoes

This is one of those simple recipes (only 5 items including salt and pepper!) with surprisingly big flavor when done with quality ingredients. Don’t scrimp, get good grass fed butter and grind seasonings like pink Himalayan salt and fresh peppercorns as needed. You won’t be sorry! Using red potatoes instead of crusty bread or pasta as a side dish provides more clean-burning […]

Valentine's Muffins

Top Ten Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Need some new Valentine’s Day ideas? The St. Valentine’s holiday history is an eclectic mix of flying cherubs from Greece, several Christian clerics named Valentine, forbidden Roman marriages, pagan fertility rights and chaste, courtly love. This year we thought we’d simplify things; skip the long-stem roses, mystery-filling chocolates, mass-produced cards and heart-shaped jewelry for a […]

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