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Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crispy-chewy meringue nests envelop whipped cream and vanilla-scented summer fruit for an ethereal, and gluten-free dessert that is impossible to stop eating.

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From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outside Lands’ vendors offer an endless parade of imaginative pork creations, while the Queen of Bounce gets people twerking for beignets on the GastroMagic stage.

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Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The UCSF endocrinologist tells you how (and why) to start reducing sugar in your diet…and yes, you can still eat dessert.

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A Luscious Sweet Summer Nectarine Upside-Down Cobbler

A Luscious Sweet Summer Nectarine Upside-Down Cobbler

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

This cobbler takes the cake. It actually makes you forget about cake at all, because, who needs cake when you can have a crisp, chewy, buttery cobbler infused with vanilla and covered in bubbling tender juicy nectarines?

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Handmade Tofu and Mochi Keep Traditions Alive in San Jose’s Japantown

Handmade Tofu and Mochi Keep Traditions Alive in San Jose’s Japantown

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get it quick before it’s gone! Handmade tofu and mochi sweets in San Jose’s Japantown. Two devoted husband and wife teams have been quietly keeping tradition alive for more than 25 years with the sweetest results. No preservatives, no automation, just loving hands and hard work.

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Dreamy, Creamy, Orange and Vanilla Creamsicles

Dreamy, Creamy, Orange and Vanilla Creamsicles

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just thinking about these creamy orange-and-vanilla pops makes me want one right now. You’ll want to make a batch of these for the next beautiful sunny summer day!

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Give Yourself a Dairy-Free Treat This Summer with DIY Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Give Yourself a Dairy-Free Treat This Summer with DIY Coconut Milk Ice Cream

| June 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade coconut milk makes for a wonderfully creamy dairy-free ice cream, but there are a few tricks to getting it right. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Brûléed Grapefruit with Vanilla Yogurt

Brûléed Grapefruit with Vanilla Yogurt

| May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hot grapefruit might not sound like where it’s at. But imagine it covered in a melty, crunchy, sugary crust and topped with a dollop of gooey vanilla yogurt. Do I have your attention?

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Sweet On Sundaes

Sweet On Sundaes

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

With these ice cream desserts, it’s the construction, not the cooking, that counts. They’re a teensy bit fancy, but not too dressed up for a picnic or a barbecue.

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The Patron Saint of TV Dinners

The Patron Saint of TV Dinners

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Procopio shares a childhood story of spirituality, TV dinners and dessert disappointment. He makes up for Swanson’s flawed sweets with a recipe for Roman (Catholic) Apple Cake.

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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

| April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Obesity docs say it’s time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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‘Test Kitchen’: Have Your (Gluten-Free) Cake, And Love Eating It Too

‘Test Kitchen’: Have Your (Gluten-Free) Cake, And Love Eating It Too

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

America’s Test Kitchen knows how to make gluten-free food taste just as good as the regular stuff. They tell Fresh Air about the best packaged pasta, and the secrets of gluten-free baking.

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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.

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Hot Eats Round-Up: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Brews & BBQ from Dave McLean

Hot Eats Round-Up: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Brews & BBQ from Dave McLean

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd reports the juiciest updates on hot new spots from cult ice cream maker Humphry Slocombe–yes, there will be Secret Breakfast! Then there’s the Dogpatch project from Dave McLean, the beer maker behind Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery and Alembic–look for tasty BBQ (including smoked pork belly, beef brisket and house-made sausages) from Chef Dennis Lee of Namu.

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