Friday, January 1, 2010

Good Morning!

Apple Streusel Muffins

Happy new year—and new decade! Whether or not you make resolutions, now is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at old habits and consider making changes. Why not start in your own kitchen with the very first meal of the day? Fresh, nourishing baked goods; easy pancakes and French toast; and delicious hot beverages get your morning off to an energetic start—and you don't have to wait for the weekend to serve them!

Our secrets? Do some of the prep work in advance, so you don't feel rushed in the morning. Include plenty of nutritious ingredients like fresh fruits and nuts. And don't forget to add just the right amount of sugar!

Baker's Profile

Mollie Katzen

Mollie Katzen

The New York Times lists her as one of the best-selling cookbook authors of all time. Health magazine called her one of "The Five Women Who Changed the Way We Eat." In 2007, she was inducted into the prestigious James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame.

For more than 30 years—ever since the publication of The Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest—Mollie Katzen has been championing healthful eating and natural ingredients. Lately, she's been focusing on education. In 2003 she helped create Harvard University Dining Services' Food Literacy Project, which aims to help consumers make informed choices about food. Her newest cookbook, Get Cooking is aimed at beginning cooks; its 150 simple recipes include 10 delicious desserts anyone can make.

In the News

Winter 2010

Are you starting the new year with a new diet plan? You'll have a much better than average chance of success if you allow yourself a small treat every day—and that includes sweets.