Savor the Flavor of Eating Right + Chipotle Vanilla Smoked Salmon

Eat Well Edibles National Nutrition Month Recipe

We all need food to survive. But food is about more than just eating.

In my opinion, life is better with food prepared with a focus on freshness and flavor, made with love, and taken in good company — even if the food is repurposed leftovers and the company is your cats. It’s about pleasure as much as fuel, embracing nourishing options and healthy practices, not restriction or austerity.

All of these things bring me great joy. To me, this year’s National Nutrition Month® theme Savor the Flavor of Eating Right matches my own beliefs that if you relish the present, you nourish the future. With a focus on making healthy eating synonymous with eating well, the theme encourages creativity and exploration of new foods, cuisines, and cooking techniques to keep taste buds happy.

Brined chipotle vanilla salmon

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Cranberry Meringue Tart

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

My holiday baking season began with this simple but very surprisingly good tart to cap Thanksgiving.

It’s a wonderful combination of crumbly, buttery crust, tart cranberries and jammy strawberries, plus a fluffy cloud of melt-in-your-mouth meringue.

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Toasted Vanilla Bean Powder

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

I love vanilla, and today I’m taking it to the level of sensational.

Through a combination of briefly toasting and then grinding whole vanilla beans, you concentrate and amplify aroma and flavor. This toasted vanilla bean powder offers warmth, subtle sweetness, and a slight smoky nuance in the background, plus those sweet little flecks I so enjoy.

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