Articles by Lucia Schnitzer


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Chef’s Corner: : Stack it up…

This small dish dresses up any table as an elegant appetizer. It’s visually appealing and looks more complicated to prepare than it is. Substitutions for the recipe below can include pineapple, guava, cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumbers, quinoa, rice, cauliflower rice and cooked fish. There’s no limit to the layers, colors and taste profile you wish…

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Almond Butter Honey Cake

This flourless almond cake may be the best-hidden secret for a Passover dessert! There are plenty of almond cake recipes on the internet, but most of them use finely ground almonds or almond flour for the base ingredient. This cake uses almond butter instead. The result is a dense, moist cake that is sweet and…

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Chef’s Corner: Apple Nachos

It can be challenging coming up with easy, healthy snacks for the family, especially when the schedule after school is overwhelming with baseball practice, lessons of some sort and planning dinner. Everywhere we go, there’s a temptation to buy a sugar-loaded snack to feed “hangry” children, and trust me I’ve been guilty of doing just…

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Chef’s Corner: Choco Chicken

When I think “love,” I think “chocolate.” One of my favorite family recipes is my mother’s chicken mole. It’s a long, tedious recipe with many ingredients including chocolate, but it’s mouthwatering and memorable. This version of the mole sauce is quick, easy and low carb. Make this dish for the ones you love, and make…

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Chef’s Corner: Wings gone Wild

This recipe is sure to become a family favorite and can be made vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. It’s easy to make and takes very little preparation time. Great for game night, an after-school snack or an appetizer. Serve with your favorite dressing and veggies on the side – enjoy! Buffalo Cauliflower Wings Ingredients Avocado oil…

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Chef’s Corner: Spicing up comfort food

I love comfort food and everything it represents. Growing up in Arizona, I was so fortunate to be exposed to both American and Mexican cuisine. These foods tickle my nose with nostalgic childhood memories from my mother’s Sonoran-style cooking to the traditional burger and fries. As I have gotten older, I have refined my taste…

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Summer is Here!

As I look around, I see everyone with their Hydro Flasks in hand, keeping themselves hydrated. I know that before I leave the house in the summer, I have so many bottles of beverages on my passenger seat that it starts beeping thinking someone is sitting there! It’s no joking matter keeping yourself hydrated and…

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Chef’s Corner: Cha-Cha-Cha Chia Pudding

Once famous for creating the “hair” on clay forms in the shape of animals, cartoon characters or celebrities, chia seeds are now being recognized for their nutritional benefits. The seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and antioxidants. As our bodies age, we tend to lose muscle mass and bone density, absorb nutrients…

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Chef’s Corner: Heart Health

Women today are faced with chronic health challenges, resulting in a heightened awareness of our diet and lifestyle. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. We must ask ourselves what we can do to help reduce these…

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