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My Sweet & Skinny chocolate souffle, from my Desserts in a Hurry section of the book is almost too good to be true. First, it has only 110 calories per serving! As if that wasn’t reason enough to head to the kitchen, it only takes 20 minutes to make!!
I recently shared the recipe with the BBC’s Good Food Channel, and now I share the link here for all of you to enjoy too!
Have you ever had a layover that lasted half a day? Did you wonder what on earth you would do for an entire afternoon in the airport? Why not leave the airport and set out on an adventure? That’s what I recently did when traveling through Paris, and so can you! For the full details see my blog posting on The Huffington Post.
With 40 million readers the Huffington Post is one of the worlds most popular websites for articles related to current affairs, finance, and food! I frequently read the Huffington Post, and was ecstatic when they recently asked me to become a contributing food writer. Did you all hear the screams of joy resonating from my house? Here is my first contribution to the Huffington Post, it’s a posting about my travels in Greece and one of my favorite
Greek desserts, loukoumades. If you are not familiar with loukoumades, read on and learn all about the original donut. Even if you think you know all about loukoumades already, take a look at my article to get the full history and my current favorite shops for enjoying these golden honey balls.
If you are trying to keep from packing on the pounds this holiday season, Here are some great tips from me and a few other experts, to keep you fit and trim during the seasons festivities.
Well I guess Santa must be trying to trim down a bit this year, as Shape magazine has named Sweet & Skinny one of the top kitchen gadgets to have around the house during the holiday season! The book has an entire section dedicated to the holiday season, filled with recipes like chocolate peppermint Buche de Noel, gingerbread cookies, and pumpkin ricotta cheesecake. They are even giving away 30 copies of my cookbook to some lucky readers. For additional information, or to win a copy of Sweet & Skinny, just follow the link below. It looks like Santa might have an easier time getting down the chimney this year! http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/cooking-ideas/kitchen-gadgets-make-holidays-healthier-happier-and-easier?page=25
Who doesn’t love Whoopie Pies….especially when they’re Sweet & Skinny! Guile free whoopie pies, I think I’ll take two! My Sweet & Skinny whoopie pie recipe is based on my recipe which one first place on Food Network Challenge. If you missed that episode of Challenge just type my name into You Tube and find the Mystery Cookies video. Better yet, whip up my recipe, featured on Joonbug, to enjoy while you watch the video!
Halloween is just around the corner, and as the day gets closer, more and more people seem to be thinking about how to make our Halloween treats a bit healthier for kids and grownups. Here is a Sweet & Skinny recipe featured on Joonbug for Halloween, and stay tuned, as they will also be featuring my recipes for Sweet & Skinny Whoopie Pies and “Almond Joy” macaroons. Happy haunting!
In case some of you missed my post on the Random House author’s blog, check it out here! It’s filled with inspiring healthy Mediterranean recipes, as well as a little vacation inspiration.
Yes, summer has finally arrived! It’s time to head to the beach, time to think about vacations, and of course, time for that itsy-bitsy yellow polka dot bikini! Nothing pairs better than Sweet & Skinny with vacations and swimsuits….ok, maybe a free upgrade into first class. Then again, a perfectly fit bikini ready bod and a sweet smile just might get you that upgrade. You never know! In honor of summertime, Travel Curious Often has posted some Sweet & Skinny recipes to get travelers into shape before they hit the beach this year. So if you want to whip up a chocolate cake this weekend, follow the link below. There are plenty of Sweet & Skinny recipes there to choose from, including my favorite PB&J cookies (note:they are perfect for picnics, or to take on a flight, in case you don’t get that free upgrade). Enjoy and happy travels! http://www.travelcuriousoften.com/june12-food-quest.php
I recently caught up with Greg Pappas and the Pappas Post, to talk about Sweet & Skinny and my new Sweet Adventures!
I recently met Lisa Cain at the IACP conference in New York. If you are not familiar with her blog, Snack Girl, it is definitely not to be missed. Lisa’s blog focuses on snacks that are quick to fix and healthy. So I of course had to tell her all about Sweet & Skinny. Check out Lisa’s review, and hear which were her favorite Sweet & Skinny treats.
If you are a fan of Oprah, and who isn’t, then you should check out one of my new Sweet & Skinny recipes, which was just featured on Oprah.com
Like me, Oprah seems to enjoy a healthy breakfast, which includes chocolate…yes, I did say chocolate! So among the suggestions of how to enjoy a healthy chocolatey start to your day is my recipe for chocolate sour cherry muffins, at only 180 calories per muffin, you’ll be fitting into your skinny jeans in no time!
While speaking at the Women’s Power Strategy Conference last month in Marin I met blogger Simona Carini. Simona is originally from Italy, and so her Italian roots and my Greek heritage meant that we immediately hit it off. Simona loves to cook and bake, but is also very health focused, so she was quite enthusiastic about Sweet & Skinny.
Here is a great posting on her blog about the Oatmeal Sour Cherry & Chocolate Cookies from Sweet & Skinny, complete with photo and recipe. Happy guilt-free baking!
I must admit that I haven’t given ample thought to all the gay boys out there who love to cook, but still want to look perfect in their …..what are the gay boys wearing these days? Well whatever it is, I’m sure it is not going to be covering up any “love handles.” As a San Francisco native I should have thought about this sooner. But sometimes even I am behind the times. So it took me traveling to London to promote my book to start thinking NOT just about all the women who want to look good in their swim suits, but the men too. Or in this case the So So Gay men. They deserve to have guilt free desserts too!
I met Andrew Gonsalves at Primrose Bakery, and snuck him Sweet & Skinny samples under the table. I don’t think Primrose would have appreciated my bring your own dessert policy. But the British are so polite, had I been discovered, I doubt they would have said anything. While Andrew confessed to being a reluctant baker, he was very enthusiastic about the desserts, and the fact that you could, So So Gay, or not, find Sweet & Skinny in London. Here is the Brits review on the cookbook.
Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I have begun to make my holiday gift list. Apparently I am not the only one, who is searching for the right gifts to give to friends and family. Diets In Review just posted their own holiday gift giving article….and while my opinion might be biased, I could not agree more with their suggestions!
Take a look at the Diets In Review article, and find out more about their holiday gift basket giveaway. YOu could win Up to $330.00 in cookbooks, fitness accessories, and healthy treats. Merry Christmas!
I’m sure many of you are familiar with the popular website ifood.tv, which features recipes, cooking demos and blogs by some of their favorite celebrity chefs. In addition, ifoodtv has a monthly newsletter that they send out to all of their subscribers, this month’s theme, “Our top favorite four desserts.” I am thrilled to say that Sweet & Skinny made the cut, with my skinny version of buttermilk panna cotta with fresh berries. This dessert can be made both Sweet & Skinny, or Sweet & Sugar-free (with Truvia).
Sweet & Skinny has been getting some great press overseas, especially in Greece! So for all of you Greeks, Greek-American’s, or those who can read Greek, check out the September 24th issue of Miss Bloom – Gourmet. http://www.missbloom.gr/814/articles/2-glyka-me-liges-thermides-apo-tin-marisa/article.aspx
For any of you who have ever wondered what it would be like to be a celebrity chef; promoting your cookbook, filming shows, and whipping up new recipes, here’s a peek into a day in the life…..my life. From SF Chefs Food & Wine, to the Wine & Spirits in Beaver Creek, every moment was documented for the Clarkson Potter Recipe Club!
Eater was on hand this past weekend to document the various events, mayhem, and demos that made this years SF Chefs the most memorable yet. The cooking class I taught with David Barzigan, Louis Maldonado, and Aidia Mollenkamp, was a hit. If you did not attend….put it on your calendars for next year, and check out the article below to see what you missed!
For those of you who want a little extra advice on baking, and thinking Sweet & Skinny, check out the tips in my article “Baking Your Way to a Slimmer You.”