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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Take a bite out of this decadent cookie without worrying

By Kathy Manweiler


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) I split a Starbucks espresso fudge brownie with a friend recently, and here's how we described it: "Oh, my heavenly yum!"


My taste buds felt treated, but I spent too much money and way too many fat grams on that chocolate concoction.


I craved a healthier version of this dessert that I could bake at home to save calories and cash.


So I started tinkering with a recipe I created several years ago to amp up the chocolate and tone down the fat. If you're a calorie-conscious chocolate addict like I am, you know that portion control is key. That's why I decided to make cookies instead of brownies. Even a slimmed-down brownie can have more than 175 calories and about 8 fat grams, but I can have two of my espresso double-chocolate chunk cookies for just 126 calories and 5 fat grams.


Adding drained applesauce in place of some of the butter trims fat and calories. I also stir in a little extra vanilla to cut back on the amount of sugar in these cookies. Plus, using some white whole wheat flour puts more fiber into the mix.


Just one Starbucks espresso fudge brownie contains 430 calories and 25 fat grams. But if you eat two of my espresso double-chocolate chunk cookies instead, you'll save 304 calories and 20 grams of fat.


ESPRESSO DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dark roast instant coffee granules

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, drained (you'll need about 11/4 cups to get this amount)

  • 1/2 cup packed Splenda brown sugar blend

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup egg substitute (or one large egg plus one large egg yolk)

  • 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips


Put a fine sieve into a bowl large enough so the sieve doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl, then spoon the applesauce into the sieve. Let the applesauce stand for about 30 minutes, then scoop 3/4 cup of the drained applesauce from the sieve.


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In a small bowl stir together coffee granules, vanilla and water until coffee granules are dissolved. Set aside.


In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, drained applesauce and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg substitute and mix until incorporated. Add coffee mixture and mix well. At low speed, add flour mixture in small batches, mixing until just combined. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in chocolate chips.


Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased nonstick baking sheets.


Makes about 50 cookies.


Per cookie (divide by 50): 63 cals, 8g carbs, 0.8g fiber, 1g protein, 2.5 fat grams, 48mg sodium, 4mg cholesterol

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