recipe: colorful tortilla rolls

for a fun appetizer with friends on new year’s eve, this was a very easy and tasty treat.

ingredients

  • 2 packages (8oz size) cream cheese, softened
  • 8 whole burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • 1 whole yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced finely
  • 1 whole red bell pepper, seeded and diced finely
  • 1 whole green bell pepper, seeded and diced finely

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skip the fat-free option

Sometimes eating fat-free could be risking your health. According to an article from Woman’s Day, you may not want to choose fat free options for these items: Salad Dressing While fat-free dressings are lower in calories than fat-based dressings, they block absorption of fruits’ and veggies’ nutrients, like carotenoids which protect your body’s cells. According to the study, dressings with monounsaturated fats (from canola and olive oil, for instance) boosted the absorption of the veggies’ carotenoids. Dressings made with polyunsaturated fat (from soybean oil) and saturated fat (from plain old butter) helped absorption, too, but it takes more dressing to … Continue reading skip the fat-free option

not all creams are created equal … what is cream?

i was making my cappuccino tart, i went looking for whipping cream but instead i saw heavy cream and light whipping cream. since i didn’t know the difference, i made it easy for myself and bought pre-made whipped cream. a few days later, i had sunny anderson’s show cooking for real on and i heard her say, “you know heavy cream and whipping cream is the same thing, right?” … well, no! i wish i knew it when i was at the store the other day! so, i went online and found this page that made it quite easy to understand. basically the … Continue reading not all creams are created equal … what is cream?