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    I might be the last person on Earth to get the hard-copy of the newspaper delivered at home, but as a career journalist, I can’t help myself. It isn’t morning without me reading the newspaper while eating breakfast, shaking the crisp newsprint open to see what information the writers, photographers and editors have curated for me that day.

    Of course I look forward to Sundays, because of the comics and the magazine insert. Parade Magazine comes in my L.A. Times, and one early January edition was devoted to “The Biggest Loser” and strategies for losing weight and maintaining weight loss.

    It included a recipe for a lightened-up chocolate pudding, thickened with cornstarch instead of cream, and flavored with cocoa instead of higher-fat chocolate. In fact, it had no dairy whatsoever, and so is a vegan rendition.

    I was immediately ALL IN!

    My family loved it, and I even took it to a Food Bloggers L.A. meeting, and the bloggers were surprised at how chocolatey and satisfying it was. Continue Reading…

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