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Kristen Swensson Sturt

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  • Favorite foods: A life without sweet potatoes isn't worth living.

Healthy & Delicious: Homemade Peppermint Patties

@kgomez: I think the top ingredient was eliminated when the site switched to a new format.

It should be: 2 cups powdered sugar

Healthy & Delicious: Frittata with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Parmesan

@wildbluehugh: Please read the column, which explains why the yolks are being cut out. I'm not a nutritionist - just a girl who likes bacon, and would like to fit into pants.

Healthy & Delicious: Poblano Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Apologies - it's been fixed.

Healthy & Delicious: Chicken Pecan Bulgur Burgers

@micheyd: You can do that, as well.

Healthy & Delicious: Chicken Pecan Bulgur Burgers

It's fixed! My apologies again, you guys.

Healthy & Delicious: Chicken Pecan Bulgur Burgers

@tamidon, I apologize - I skipped part of a step. Both the cooked onion and the pecans go in right before everything is mixed with your hands.

Healthy & Delicious: Parsnip Soup with Vanilla

Good questions! For substitutions, most sources say 1 to 2 teaspoons of extract. I'd try one, see how it tastes, and proceed from there. As for storage, I roll mine up at the sliced end, and try to use it within the next few weeks. The innards dry out a bit (but not entirely), and the husk keeps pretty well.

Healthy & Delicious: Baked Wheat Bulgur with Sweet Potatoes and Almonds

@brownriver, @Laura Robichaux: The original recipe calls for 2 cups uncooked quinoa and 5 cups broth (no water at all). So just about the same.

Healthy & Delicious: Baked Wheat Bulgur with Sweet Potatoes and Almonds

That's raw, DrGaellon. Good question.

Healthy & Delicious: Tofu and Mushroom Marsala

@Paul R @Erin: You guys, I'm really sorry it didn't work out. The Marsala taste is very strong, and I should have mentioned that in the post. We ate it with lots of bread, so maybe it diluted the flavor a bit? You're right - a stock or wine would probably work well. Apologies again.

Healthy & Delicious: Cider-Poached Pears with Yogurt and Toasted Almonds

@germanowife: These stats come from the Biggest Loser site:
Calories 120
Total fat 1g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 15mg
Total carb 26g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar 19g
Protein 4g

Healthy & Delicious: Cider-Poached Pears with Yogurt and Toasted Almonds

@AJ12754: My apologies. It's 1/2 cup orange juice, and a single teaspoon of zest. It shouldn't appear in there twice.

Healthy & Delicious: Italian Egg-Drop Soup

@Daniel: Completely. It's Eating Well's version of that traditional recipe.

Healthy & Delicious: Clam-Stuffed Mushrooms

@Handougies, @MandyEats: Point taken. Sometimes, in this column, I go for lighter versions of traditionally high-calorie foods, rather than straight-up healthy recipes. If you look at past dishes, I think you'll find a good balance of the two.

@Seasons: Amazon has a pretty decent selection, and Crown Prince tends to get good reviews.

@blackcalx: Yes! It's excellent for two baseball teams or all the members of Funkadelic. Bootsy loves him some 'shrooms.

Healthy & Delicious: White Bean Bruschetta

@FeastontheCheap: Thank you! Hope you like it.

@seriousb: Merry Christmas?

Healthy & Delicious: Provençal Deviled Eggs

@Salanth: They're added in Step 3 along with the other ingredients. My apologies for not including it.

Healthy & Delicious: Provençal Deviled Eggs

@ighez: Cooking Light says to set the remaining four yolks aside for something else.

Healthy & Delicious: DIY Hot Pockets

@Agnes: My apologies for the delay in response, The recipe was cut off when the site changed formats. The rest should read like this:

7. Using a rolling pin or your hands, shape each dough ball into a 6- or 7-inch disc. Divide the spinach mixture evenly among the discs. Fold over and pinch closed, taking care not to create any gaping holes. (They will be near-overstuffed. Don’t worry) At this point, you can refrigerate them for a few hours or cook right away.

8. Brush each pocket with leftover olive oil from the bowl. Place on baking sheet and bake 18-20 minutes, until crust is a lovely shade of golden brown. Remove from oven and serve. Be sure to wait a second after cutting each pocket open, as they’ll be pretty steamy.

Healthy & Delicious: 30-Minute Chicken Tagine

@bruisedbuddha @Rudi: You're right - pan searing is probably the best solution for those that don't have a microwave and/or don't wish to use one.

Healthy & Delicious: 30-Minute Chicken Tagine

@Ina Garten DaVida, not only are you right, but that is the greatest screen name I've ever seen.

Healthy & Delicious: All-American Chili

Thank you, Teachertalk. Your comment is very much appreciated.

Healthy & Delicious: Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip

@Nick P: Hm. Here's Step 2: "Combine the remaining olive oil, spinach, beans, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper in a food processor. If it all doesn’t fit at first, pulse a few times with 1/2 the spinach, and then add the rest."

Healthy & Delicious: Zucchini Crostini

@Happy Eater: Love it! So happy you guys all liked the food.

Cakespy: Mimosa Brownies

Healthy & Delicious: No-Cook Berry Crisp

@proncis: I think some of the reviewers on the Whole Foods site suggested using ground oats. I might log on and rifle through.

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Healthy & Delicious: All-American Chili

Loaded with beans and vegetables, each sizable serving also contained about two or three ounces of hearty meat—enough to get some with every bite, but not so much I felt like I was eating a burger. The spice was dead-on, as well. A combination of chili powder, diced jalapeño pepper, and hot Italian turkey sausage punched everything up without overwhelming the other flavors. I served the dish with cornbread muffins, the way nature intended. More