Takeaways from TEDxManhattan’s Food Conference

The rundown: When yogi/sweet tooth Loren Brill was battling cancer, she wanted a way to have her cake and eat it — without the nasty effects of processed foods. Now that’s a brilliant idea: Brill took pleasure in quick, fresh-baked desserts — but not enough to support products loaded with hydrogenated oil, enriched flour, and preservatives. Her answer? Break-and-bake cookie and brownie dough with wholesome ingredients such as rolled oats and coconut oil. Grab them from your freezer, pop ’em in your oven, and in mere minutes you’ve got a gooey, good-for-you treat. (Chocolate chunk and chewy oatmeal cranberry are favorites.)

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