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.

Diet & Nutrition

Five Healthy Foods That Can Hurt You

What’s your favorite superfood? Kale? Quinoa? Avocado? These and other superfoods deserve their superstar status. They’re loaded with protein, fiber,…

Seasonings & Spices

Make Your Own Spice Blends: Smoky, Earthy, Sweet…and Healthy

Making spice blends at home can transform your meals—in minutes. There’s magic when you blend aromatic spices together—cumin, coriander, ginger,…

Recipes

A Cool Way to Enjoy Probiotics—Kefir Sherbet

Here’s a new way to use kefir—make a frozen dessert. The fermented beverage, similar to drinkable yogurt, is a great…

Recipes

Magical Miso: 10 Ways to Cook with an Umami Powerhouse

Miso, the traditional Japanese fermented soybean paste we know best in miso soup, is intensely flavorful, nutritious, cancer-protective, packed with…

Recipes

The Veggie Burger You’ll Fall in Love With

Whether you’ve given up on meat entirely, or are just eating less of it, biting into a delicious juicy veggie…

Recipes

When Superfoods Collide: Collard-and-Kimchi Slaw

Collard greens, meet kimchi. You’re both in the cabbage family, but you’re from very different worlds—collards are a mainstay of…

Recipes

3 Cancer-Fighting Purple Potato Recipes

Maybe you’ve seen them at the farmers market or in your regular market—purple potatoes. They go by names such as…

Recipes

A Delicious Way to Enjoy Matcha…and Eat More Salads, Too

There’s more to super-healthy matcha than tea. You can add the antioxidant-packed green tea powder to tabouleh, guacamole, gazpacho, smoothies, even…

Nuts

The Latest on Mercury Fillings

This past summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled on the safety of dental amalgam fillings, which are composed…

Recipes

Fear of Dentists

Sedation Dentistry Can Help But Requires Special Skills and Certification When some people think of going to the dentist, they…