Aug 5, 2013

Make the best pizza dough ever!

Hey, pan pizza lovers! Foolproof pizza dough has never been easier. And my video is proof that anyone can make easy and healthy pan pizza at home. I was so excited about this recipe, I could hardly wait to make a video because once you actually see it done (or not done – because there is nothing to do) you’ll see how this easy pizza dough rises all by itself overnight so all you have to do is put the stuff in a bowl… and it’s no-kneading, no-working, no-kidding!

Healthy pan pizza is my new favorite pizza because I’m a bread person and I like it crispy. Wait until you see (and hear) the crispy crust you get with a cast iron pan. You’ll never find pan pizza as good as this in any store so I hope this easy recipe motivates you to make your own healthy pan pizza at home. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Jun 18, 2013

Polish Pierogi

Pierogi are one of the two best Polish food there are to eat (in my humble opinion) with the other one being cabbage rolls. I used to be anxious about making potato and cheese pierogi but now that I have a simple recipe and a technique that works, I make them all the time. And oh, yes… I eat them all the time. It’s one of the meals I grew up on and I remember helping my dad make Polish pierogi with a potato-cheese filling. That’s my favorite filling, although they are also good with a mushroom-sauerkraut filling, and a lot of people fill them with fruit. Once you make the easy dough, you can fill them with just about anything but I’m telling you, potato-cheese rocks!

There are two ways to serve pierogi and I like them both. One is just to boil and serve them right out of the water and they are super soft and you can cut them with a fork. The other is to boil and then brown them in a little olive oil, like in the picture. That’s a good way to have the pierogies that have been frozen. Yes, they freeze beautifully. Growing up, we always had pierogies with crisp bacon bits and sour cream but no more of that! I suggest no bacon bits and using reduced fat sour cream. A little side of sautéed onions also works well with these healthy pierogi.  By the way, pierogi is plural for more than one. One would be a pierog… but try eating just one! Click here for the recipe.
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Jun 11, 2013

Easy Chocolate Brownies

Does anyone really need a video for such a simple recipe? Yes. I think once you see how easy it is to make healthy chocolate brownies, you will ditch your old “melted butter” version and choose a healthier brownie made with oil to add to your dessert recipes. I’m constantly challenging myself to find healthy desserts I can bake without butter and this simple, easy recipe is a winner. It’s a whole grain brownie made with no butter, heart-healthy dark chocolate, lots of toasted nuts, and trust me, it does not taste like health food. What you get is a fudgey, chewy, delicious chocolate brownie… that just happens to be good for you. This is the only chocolate brownie I will ever make.

p.s. This could be a nice healthy treat for your dad on Father’s Day… Click here for a printable recipe.

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May 7, 2013

Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Rich dark chocolate chunks + fragrant roasted almonds + some whole wheat flour = the most delicious and healthy biscotti you’ve ever had.  With dark chocolate for your heart, almonds for glowing skin, and some added fiber, there are many reasons to make this homemade biscotti. So I made this video to show it’s not that hard to make and once you make your own, you’ll never want the packaged kind again. I make this healthy recipe all the time because sometimes I just want something a little sweet with tea or milk that I can enjoy with no guilt, but it does make a great dessert, too.  And this recipe makes about two dozen so they last a long time… and they keep for a long time. Here’s a thought… wouldn’t a dozen homemade double chocolate almond biscotti wrapped in tissue and tied with a beautiful ribbon make the perfect Mother’s Day gift? She’ll never have to know you made more… 😉

Click here for a printable recipe.

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Apr 29, 2013

Easiest Lemon Brownies

To show how incredibly easy it is to make my healthy Lemon Brownies, I’ve made a video. These awesome low-fat brownies have no butter and it’s a simple, easy recipe… one bowl, no mixer needed. But even if they weren’t this easy, I’d still be making them all the time – they are that good! Click here for my healthy recipe.

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Apr 15, 2013

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

It’s blueberry season so you should be able to buy them without taking out a loan! And one of the best ways to use fresh blueberries is by making blueberry  buttermilk pancakes… from scratch. It’s easier than you think to make pancakes from scratch – actually less than five minutes to put the batter together but oh, the difference in taste, and fluffiness, and deliciousness! Even when fresh blueberries are not available, my recipe works just as well with diced apple, and even plain. Plus, it works with whole wheat pastry flour, too. By the way, blueberries are loaded with anti-aging benefits and help support your brain and pretty much everything else below. Click here for the recipe.

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Apr 2, 2013

Easy and Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes

There’s no need for guilt with my healthier, easier recipe for red velvet cupcakes. You’ll only have to wash a bowl and a measuring cup and while most recipes call for eggs and lots of butter, my healthy recipe uses no eggs and only one tablespoon of butter (in the frosting) but the cupcakes are moist and delicious. So it looks like now…  you can have your cupcake and eat it too! 🙂 Click here for the recipe.

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Mar 29, 2013

Chocolate French Toast

Chocolate French Toast? It sounds like dessert but it’s actually a healthy breakfast. My easy recipe is made with a soft 100% whole wheat bread and heart-healthy dark chocolate. The chocolate is a good way to get your family to eat more whole grains and nobody has to know it’s actually good for you. So it seems like a perfect idea for Easter brunch… (Click here for the recipe)

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Mar 19, 2013

My Top 10 Foods for Beautiful Skin

By popular demand, here are my top ten foods for beautiful skin. I’m often complimented on my skin and people always ask what creams I use but I believe my glowing skin is more a result of a healthy diet. Besides eating an overall healthy diet, using sunscreen, never smoking, and good skincare (I do my own facials at home), knowing what to eat for beautiful skin can make a difference.

Good skincare is a must but there are certain foods that will give your skin that healthy glow. If you’re wondering what to eat for beautiful skin, most of these foods are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

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Mar 6, 2013

Cabbage Rolls

Here it is! I hope you find my Polish cabbage rolls as delicious as I do. I learned to make them by helping my dad in the kitchen but I now make my own healthier, and simpler stuffed cabbage. Once you prepare the cabbage leaves, they are pretty easy to put together. So if you’ve ever wondered how to make cabbage rolls, watch my how-to video. And by the way, cabbage rolls freeze really well. My mother used to make them too and I remember her eating them cold, as a quick snack… okay, I’ve done that too! This Polish girl loves her cabbage rolls! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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