Homemade Sugar-Dusted Graham Crackers

To beat the boredom of an uneventful Friday evening, I whipped up a batch of these graham crackers. Inspired by the Whole Foods iPhone app, I decided to use egg whites instead of whole eggs. A word of caution: make sure that your butter is very, very cold; if it’s too slick you’ll risk slicing your fingers when cutting it into small chunks. Expect to … Continue reading Homemade Sugar-Dusted Graham Crackers

Ultimate Salsa

The the world of condiments, there are few things that can top fresh, zesty salsa.  I decided to unify all of my experiments with this Mexican staple and make one competition-trumping recipe. Fresh, crisp bell peppers add a reinvented twist to the traditional tomato, garlic and jalapeno-based dip.  Black beans and corn provide another dimension and the zip of lime and bite of cilantro pull … Continue reading Ultimate Salsa

Stovetop Sweet & Salty Popcorn

I’m not a huge fan of “loaded” popcorn; recipes coated with cheese, chocolate or excess butter leave my stomach turning.  Instead, I prefer slight nuances of flavor using a handful of ingredients. Popcorn is a healthy snack if it’s prepared the right way.  This recipe uses minimal oil, salt and sugar without sacrificing taste. It’s cheaper to purchase corn kernels in bulk from natural foods … Continue reading Stovetop Sweet & Salty Popcorn

Tropical Trail Mix

Trail mix provides an ideal balance of fat, protein, and carbs. Careful, though. Many popular varieties contain upwards of 15 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup. The apricots are a bit high in sugar, so opt for unsweetened banana chips and other naturally dried, unsweetened fruit. Ingredients  1 C Dried Pineapple 1 C Dried Papaya 1 C Unsweetened Banana Chips 1 C Dried Apricots ¾ C Raisins ½ C … Continue reading Tropical Trail Mix