Author Archives: Diane Boyd

DIY Kitchen Basics: 3 Easy Scratch Dressings

Ditch the  bottled salad dressings. That’s my advice to you, if you want to enjoy better tasting salads for the rest of your life.  Most everyone can benefit from eating more vegetables, and  learning  to make a spectacular salad dressing … Continue reading

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The Complex Cranberry + Cranberry & Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Cranberries are rich in polyphenolic compounds (i.e. flavonoids) and they taste terrific anytime of year!  Disclosure: The Cranberry Institute has sent me research updates, cranberry tips, some seasonal recipes as well as dried cranberries. In exchange, I’m  sharing  this information … Continue reading

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Chocolate Plum Frozen Yogurt Float

Enjoy the health benefits of dried plums in this refreshing  frozen yogurt float.  Disclosure : I received free samples of California Dried Plums mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Dried … Continue reading

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Chocolate Tea Bread with Benefits

This chocolate tea bread is just one example of the delicious baked goods that can be created by using a dried plum purée instead of butter to  reduce fat and calories, add moisture, enhance flavor and boost the nutritional profile. … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: A Book Review

  Disclosure: I  received a signed copy of  The Vegetarian Flavor Bible to review and share with my readers. I was not  financially compensated to write this post. Opinions are my own. Flavor. That’s Karen Page’s answer to the question, … Continue reading

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