Frances Largeman-Roth

Frances' Gift Guide For Bakers

Frances Largeman-Roth shared her top gifts for bakers. Check out her list below, and visit her website for more gift guides!

1. Starbucks Half Full Double Wall Traveler, $19.95, at select Starbucks stores and starbucks.com:

For your happy-go-lucky friend, or perhaps the one who needs an extra boost of positivity, this throwback design comes from the Starbucks vault. The ceramic design keeps 10 ounces of your tea or coffee hot and the silicone lid is comfortable to sip from. Hand wash only.

 

2. Microplane, Flexi Zesti, $9.95, microplane.com:

Even if your pal has the basic, rasp-style grater, she’ll love this diminutive and super handy grater for holiday baking and entertaining. It’s small enough to not get in the way on the counter and feels great in the hand. The built-in chamber captures all that delicious zest. Available in orange, yellow and green. 

 

3. Teavana Gingerbread loose tea, $45, Teavana.com:

Perfect for any tea lover, this low caffeine sipper smells just as incredible as it looks, and the flavor is rich and loaded with seasonal notes of ginger, apple, cloves, cardamom and red currants. It even contains pieces of cocoa-dusted popcorn! Makes an awesome late afternoon, guilt-free treat.

 

4. Teavana Disco ball charm infuser, $5.97, Teavana.com

What’s a gift of tea without an infuser? This fun stainless-steel one gets the job done in style and makes the perfect gift topper or stocking stuffer too.

 

5. Miss Jones Baking Company, The Baker Boss Box, $100,  missjones.co

This over the top baker’s delight is for your friend who is obsessed with Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship. She or he gets all the goodies shown here, plus four additional baking mixes, four more frostings, temporary tattoos and 12 Miss Jones recipe cards. I picked the Bakers Gotta Bake sweatshirt, but there are other super fun and cozy designs to choose from. Bake on bakers!

 

 

6. Farberware Purecook ceramic hybrid nonstick bakeware

10x15 inch baking pan, aqua, $9.99, farberware.com:

This excellent baking sheet is ideal for the 20-something who is just setting up their first kitchen. The ceramic makes it super easy to clean and the quilted surface creates better browning. And if your giftee decides they want the whole set, it won’t break the bank. Plus, the great color of these pans helps dress up even dreary college town apartments. Also available in lavender.

 

7. Frosted donut ornament, $9.07, Papersource.com:

This sweet, sprinkly little number is for your friend who would rather decorate with donuts  than eat them. The glass ornament is also a fun addition to any foodie’s holiday tree. It’s sold out online, but call your local store and see if you can grab one--or a dozen.

Frances Largeman-Roth In Vogue

Frances Largeman-Roth spoke to Vogue about how to get a better night's sleep. We have an excerpt below, but check out the full article here!

Nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D.N., author of Eating in Color, says that boosting levels of melatonin throughout the day can also help regulate sleep patterns. Tart cherries are packed with it; she suggests eating some with breakfast and at night. “Almonds are a rich source of magnesium, a mineral that’s necessary for good sleep,” she adds. Black rice, sesame, and pumpkin seeds are also good sources. Then there’s turkey, full of tryptophan that makes us drowsy when eaten with carbs, another sleep-inducing food.
Foods high in caffeine obviously won’t bring on a peaceful slumber. Surprisingly, alcohol doesn’t help either. Keenan-Miller says it can aid sleep initially, but those glasses of Sancerre “disrupt sleep architecture” by waking you up in the middle of the night.

Frances Talks to 32/7

Frances Largeman-Roth did an interview with 32/7 this week. Check out an excerpt below, and the full article on their website

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How do you test your recipes? Do you use your family as food testers? 
I work exclusively out of my home kitchen and it’s not a sexy kitchen. I do not have granite countertops. I always get my family to taste test for me. I want to make sure that it’s not just my palate.
What’s the best and worst part of creating your own brand? Do you have any work/life boundaries? 
There is no separation between what I do as a person and [what I do] as a professional. For a long time I was against putting my kids on my Facebook page or putting them on Instagram, but then I realized that literally everyone does it. If healthy eating and making healthy family food is my brand, then you have to show how your kids are involved. I realized this could actually be fun but of course you have to be sensitive to your kids if they don’t want to be photographed.

Kid Friendly Lunch

Mango Tango Smoothie

Frances Largeman-Roth shared a great back to school breakfast recipe with Working Mother. Check out the other recipes here, and find Frances' smoothie below!

This refreshing drink will give you and the kids a healthy dose of Vitamin C.
Serves: 2
1 cup diced mango
1 cup Tropicana orange juice
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Place all ingredients into a blender; blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and serve.

Coffee Popsicles with Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Banana

Frances Largeman-Roth shared the perfect treat for the end of summer. With Back To School approaching fast and the August heat unrelenting, a cooling pick me up is the perfect afternoon snack. Check out Frances on Today Food for more ideas!

Ingredients

    • 6 ounces unsweetened cold brew coffee concentrate (such as Chameleon)
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 8 ounces coconut milk
    • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
    • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs, optional
    • 1 teaspoon honey, optional

 

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth.

2. Pour the coffee mixture evenly into 6 pop molds and transfer to the freezer. Freeze for 6-8 hours, or overnight.

3. To unmold, run the pop briefly under warm water, remove and enjoy.