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by Elizabeth Applebaum
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Feeling hungry? Take a look at some of
the tasty treats around Metro Detroit.
Do The Twist
A Taste Of India
Like Stonehenge, French Twists may forever remain a mystery. They are
low fat and made without butter or eggs, yet they are amazingly yummy.
Available in several flavors, such as maple French
toast and almond, French Twists have just .5 grams
of saturated fat and 0 grams of transfat in each
crunchy cookie. Made by Barry's Bakery of
Las Vegas, the twists were created by Barry
Yellen, who got cooking after suffering a
heart attack when he was 42. His physi-
cians' advice: exercise and change your
"To stay committed to a healthier lifestyle, my
diet needed some excitement," Yellen writes. After a
great deal of experimentation, he came up with the French Twist, "layer
upon layer of puff pastry dough sprinkled with cinnamony sweet good-
Available at local grocery stores and Whole Foods Market in Troy and
West Bloomfield. French Twists also may be ordered online, at a cost of
$24 for six boxes, at www.barrysbakery.com .
If you find yourself having a sandwich for lunch day after day after day
after day, maybe it's time to bring something a bit more exotic into your
Tasty Bite products offer a collection of all-natural
Indian foods (amazingly enough, these really are
made in India) that are quick and easy to prepare.
Just pop in the microwave or drop in boiling water
in a pan for five minutes and it's ready.Tasty Bite
Indian foods come in a variety of flavors, featuring
ingredients like lentils, rice, garbanzo beans, mint,
yogurt and coriander. The Sprouts Curry and
Basmati Rice dish sells for $4.49 at the Holiday
Market in Royal Oak.
An Old-Fashioned Treat
King Leo has been making peppermint stick candy for more than 100
years. Recently, the company expanded its line to include Soft
Peppermint Sticks, a sweet treat that will take grandpa back to the good
Food, Glorious Food on page 20
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