Posts Categorized: the lighter side

The Lighter Side: Pistachio Lemon Drops

Posted by & filed under brown sugar, cookies, lemon juice, Martha Stewart Cookies, pistachio, the lighter side.

As faithful readers know, TRB has been on a “quest” of sorts lately for recipes that not only taste good, but are good for you too. While recently flipping through Martha Stewart’s Cookies book (arguably, the “bible” of cookie baking), TRB stumbled upon the perfect “light” recipe: Pistachio Lemon Drops. Gooey, yet crunchy, these cookies make… more »

Healthy Like Sunday Morning: Banana Bread

Posted by & filed under applesauce, bananas, cinnamon, healthy, peanut butter, the lighter side, The Sugar Solution, whole grain pastry flour.

Having a bowl of Kashi for breakfast is a great way to start the day. But, then there are times when you just want something with a little more comfort-laden “oomph” — a muffin, a scone or (gasp!) even a donut. This Sunday was one of those days for TRB. Sticking to her 2011 resolution… more »

The Lighter Side: Cranberry, White Chocolate and Oat No Bake Cookies and Banana "Ice Cream"

Posted by & filed under dried cranberries, honey, maple syrup, no bake, oats, the lighter side, white chocolate.

It’s a brand new year, and what better time to hop back on the wagon and get in shape after all of that holiday binging? TRB has been on quite the health kick lately – a high cholesterol reading is usually enough to scare anyone “straight,” and TRB is no different! In general, cutting butter,… more »