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Laura Kanya

Laura Kanya is a Recipe Tester & Developer in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. She has over 20 years experience in Pastry and Executive Chef roles in restaurant, food production, culinary school and catering businesses. Her favorite treats to make? Ice cream, sorbets, truffles and baked goods (especially pie). Outside of work you will usually find her outside exploring in Vermont with family Mark, Connor, Eleanor and Blue, usually biking, hiking, gardening, cooking or reading.

Roasted Brussels sprouts get tossed in an apple-cider vinaigrette for a sweet, sticky coating.
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Putting grapes in a hot oven blisters the skin and creates a jammy texture. Turn this radicchio salad into a hearty entree by topping it with some cooked sliced chicken.
Apple Custard Cake
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To give this apple custard cake a nutrition boost, use whole-wheat pastry flour in place of all-purpose, adding an extra gram of fiber per serving. A little of the batter gets mixed with an extra egg and spread on the cake before it's baked, yielding an ultra-creamy and custardy top.
This Moscow Mule mocktail uses apple cider and ginger beer for a seasonal, zero-proof drink. Serve in a copper mug, or any glassware you have on hand.
Sun-dried tomatoes are the star of this recipe— providing texture and umami. Combined with the spinach, they make this dish a great source of vitamins C and K.
Cider-Sweetened Apple Pie
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Reducing already-sweet apple cider into a syrup adds concentrated flavor to this pie and sweetens it with less than half the added sugar of a typical apple pie recipe.
These a.m. favorites are gloriously fruit-packed. Grating some of the pineapple incorporates it into the batter, helping to sweeten these muffins with less than half the sugar of similar recipes.
Raspberry Swirl Brownies
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Cocoa and pureed raspberries add natural sweetness to these pretty brownies, allowing us to cut back on the added sugar.
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Breakfast Naan Pizza
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Give your morning eggs a tasty spin by building an easy individual pizza on a prepared naan.
Creamy Lemon Chicken Cutlets
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This quick-cooking main is packed with flavor and perfect alongside pasta, rice or bread.
This healthy salmon dish is as balanced as it is delicious.
Caramelized Leek Dip
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Caramelized leeks, fresh scallions and chives give this French-onion-inspired dip a triple hit of allium flavor. Serve with crudités and potato chips.
Pineapple Kombucha Mai Tai
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This tropical cocktail gets a light sparkle from pineapple kombucha. Almond extract replaces the orgeat almond syrup traditionally found in a mai tai to reduce the sugar while maintaining the flavor.