Sweet, sticky pecan pie — it's a Fall staple. You know what shouldn't be a staple? All the sugar, fat, and extra calories that linger on your body long after the pie has been devoured. Sophie Jaffe of Philosophie is a certified raw-food nutritionist who recently stopped by to share her recipe for a raw pecan pie. It's made with all-natural ingredients, has no added sugar, and requires absolutely no baking!
When it comes to Thanksgiving, it's like a war of the pies. Be it apple, pumpkin, cherry, or pecan pie, there's bound to be some sort of competition between the sweets. If my taste buds could have their druthers, we'd dive right into the pecan pie and never look back. Unfortunately for my senses, yet fortunately for my skinny jeans, my willpower is better than that. While no pie is truly a good choice, some are better than others.
In the true autumnal spirit, I chose the two pies most commonly associated with a Thanksgiving supper and compared them side by side. Come check out the nutritional breakdown and tell me what you would choose!
The pumpkin filling gets its creamy, smooth, and thick texture from silken tofu. To make this pie gluten-free, substitute gluten-free baking mix for the flour and use gluten-free vanilla instead of vanilla. Get the recipe here.
The dough is store bought and the filling requires nothing more than a whisk, measuring cups, and a bowl. To give this easy, yet divine Thanksgiving dessert a try, keep reading.
To many of us, Thanksgiving means pies — lots and lots of pies. From apple pie to pumpkin pie, you're most likely going to encounter at least a slice or two this holiday season. When you do, use this breakdown to make the best decisions about which pies you could (and shouldn't) indulge in.
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After you have finished your Thanksgiving meal, clean the kitchen and take a nice, leisurely walk. By the time you return home you will feel refreshed and ready for a piece of pie and a glass of champagne. Pumpkin pie is the obvious choice for a decadent dessert. Jazz yours up with an amaretto whipped cream. Serve a second dessert option in the form of a chocolate pecan pie. Slice up any leftover pie and give to guests as they leave. For the recipes to these divinely delicious desserts, please read more
Pop singer Justin Timberlake recently opened his first restaurant in New York City. Called Southern Hospitality, it's a BBQ joint that serves exactly what you would expect from a Southern boy at heart: ribs, cornbread, hush puppies, and fried chicken. Many of the recipes are from his family's collection, including his grandmother's deviled eggs and pecan pie. Says Timberlake of his beloved deviled eggs:
It's my granny's original recipe that I grew up eating and she finally showed me how to make them.
That's not the only recipe his granny is sharing, because we have her scrumptious pecan pie. With a sweet, syrupy filling and crunchy, melt in your mouth pecans, this is one recipe that you will definitely want to make. For all of us who don't live in NYC, baking this pie is a great way to experience Justin's new eatery. So get the recipe now, all you have to do is read more