Stacy Sloan

Food and Recipes

Warm Up with a Shrimp & Coconut Curry

Making a curry is one of my most favorite recipes to develop when tinkering around in the kitchen. The warm and spicy aroma of a shrimp or chicken curry is the…

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These vegan peanut butter cookies taste great, save on fat and calories

As a chef, there's a certain point where you tire of the same old eating and cooking patterns, and you look for new ways to enjoy and experience food.

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Celebrate a dusting of snow with a warm pot of soup

As I look out the window this morning, I see the freshly fallen snow and know immediately what's on the dinner menu tonight. Today feels like a lazy…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with shallots and bacon

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be wondering how you can lighten up instead of gobble your way to a larger pant size.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe
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Morning Glory without the “Muffin Top”

Muffins are a special treat that I do not always allow myself to indulge in, mostly because they are often loaded with fat and extra calories that I just can'

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Cheaters’ Chicken Noodle Soup (for the Under-the-Weather Soul)

d like to say that I am not the under-the-weather person who inspired this post, but, alas, I am. Sniffles, coughing, headache and sore throat are the…

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Lentil Sloppy Joe’s

You've heard all about how adding a meatless entree or two into your recipe rotation can improve your overall health, but have you worried that making the…

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Braised Pork with Green Chile Sauce

One of my favorite meals is authentic tacos, made with shredded pork or chicken. Luckily for me, they are easy to make, thanks to my favorite cooking method…

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Wondering what to do with your crockpot? Why not make oatmeal

As summer draws to a close, there's a chillier feeling in the air and autumn seems like it's just around the corner. With the kids back in school and our…

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Boost nutrition and flavor with creative food combining

Several nutrition experts agree that combining certain ingredients makes not only for more delicious recipes, but also boosts the nutritional value of certain…

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A dessert to enjoy while whittling your waistline

If you're like me, a meal just isn't finished without a sweet ending. Many people looking to whittle their waistlines or just want to make more nutritious…

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If you’re afraid of butter, use cream

If you're afraid of butter, use cream", the famous words of Julia Child, America's first celebrity chef. This week marked what would have been her 100th…

cooking from scratch
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Refuel and refresh your body after working out with a decadent smoothie

Smoothies are the perfect snack or mini-meal in between work and working out.

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Getting hooked on fish tacos

Summer is my favorite season because of the warm weather and sunshine and easy, laid-back way it makes me feel. Cooking in the summer at my house is almost…

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is an ancient grain, full of protein and fiber. Make this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad on a hot, summer day.

Close-up photo of a clear glass jar of quinoa, shot from the top.

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