Debby Maugans

Debby Maugans, food writer based in Asheville, North Carolina, and author of Small Batch Baking, Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers and Farmer and Chef Asheville.

Food

Wheat-Free Holiday Baking Everyone Will Love

We’ve taken the guesswork out of making wheat-free, gluten-free holiday scones and a delicious fruit-filled pastry.

Fruits & Vegetables

5 Ways to Make Collard Greens Irresistible

Collard greens can seem like a challenge, but these cooking tips and recipes make them easy and will have your family and guests asking for more.

Cooking Techniques

Easy, Delicious Sheet Pan Dinners

You can cook an entire dinner in a sheet pan in less than half an hour. Roasting makes it delicious, and there's hardly any clean up.

Fruits & Vegetables

5 Ways to Make Fresh Carrots Irresistible

Try carrots roasted and dressed with a blue-cheese vinaigrette, grilled with lemon/dill, sautéed with chickpeas and simmered into Thai soup.

Grilling

Barbecue Bliss: Grilled Meat + Grilled Fruit

Grilling meats with fruit adds a sweet complexity that complements the savory, salty flavors of meats. These recipes will get you going.

Grilling

Easy, Beautiful Grilled Fruit Salad

Perfectly grilled summer-ripe fruit salad is a revelation, warm and slightly smokey and sweet. Here's our favorite recipe.

Fruits & Vegetables

5 Ways to Cook Celery Root

Celery root, aka celeriac, is ugly on the outside but beautifully delicious when you serve it. Here are five ways to cook and enjoy celery root.

Fruits & Vegetables

5 Ways to Cook Asparagus

Asparagus has been prized by kings and queens for centuries. Don’t just steam it! Here are five delicious ways to cook and enjoy this regal veggie.

Nuts

18 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Heart-Healthy Walnuts

Eating walnuts must be the tastiest way to protect your heart and your mind. Just a handful lowers “bad” LDL…

Recipes

The Good-For-You Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich With Sauerkraut

What’s the benefit of eating the superfood sauerkraut if you pair it with carcinogenic processed meats like corned beef? That’s…

Food

The Healthiest Spaghetti-and-Meatballs Ever!

Ever wonder what really happens nutritionally when you make a traditional recipe healthier? We know—and it’s all good! To “healthy…

Recipes

Healthy Cooking in Parchment: Roasted Vegetable Stacks

It’s amazing how quickly and easily cooking in parchment can turn Japanese eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, sweet onion, feta cheese and…

Recipes

Healthy Cooking in Parchment: 5-Spice Chicken Thighs with Vegetables

Have you started cooking in parchment yet? This age-old cooking method is incredibly easy, delicious and healthy—flavors and vitamins are…

Recipes

Healthy Cooking in Parchment: Garbanzo Vegetable Curry Recipe

We’re always looking for the latest in healthy cooking trends. But one truly ancient technique is picking up steam these…

Recipes

Protein-Perfect Recipes: Eggs for Dinner

Eggs for breakfast, yes. But what about eggs as light dinner fare? Combine eggs with just the right proportion of…

Recipes

Vegetable Mini Quiches with Quinoa Crust

Our popular healthy-meal-in-a-muffin-tin recipe series already features Sweet Potato Breakfast Cups, Broccoli-Walnut Farro Cakes and Mini Veggie Lasagna. That’s breakfast,&he...

Recipes

Muffin Pan Revival: Sweet Potato Breakfast cups

Welcome again to our healthy-meals-from-a-muffin-tin series. So far, we’ve shared a lightened-up version of a favorite comfort food, Mini Veggie…

Recipes

Muffin Pan Revival: Broccoli-Walnut Farro Cakes

This “muffin pan” recipe combines familiar broccoli, red peppers, feta cheese and toasted walnuts with a different kind of grain—farro.…

Recipes

Muffin Pan Revival: Mini Veggie Lasagna

Time to dust off those muffin pans! Not to make muffins, mind you—those sugary dessert bombs disguised as breakfast that…

Recipes

Gut-Friendly Foods You Should Be Eating Now

Prebiotic Power Salad Those good-for-you bugs in your gut need lunch. So we made them a salad. It features six…