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Camilla Saulsbury

Camilla Saulsbury
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In 2005 Camilla earned her Ph.D. in sociology with a dual focus on health & medicine and American foodways from Indiana University.

Camilla Saulsbury
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Pear, Walnut and Bacon Muffins

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Camilla Saulsbury is a freelance food writer, recipe developer, and cooking instructor. She shares her recipes designed for healthy living at Power Hungry.


Camilla has been involved in the world of food for almost 20 years, including catering specialty desserts in the San Francisco Bay Area, writing cookbooks and food articles, and developing recipes for national food companies. Further, she has won several of the country's top cooking competitions, including the $100,000 National Chicken Cook-Off, the $50,000 Build a Better Burger Contest, the Food Network's $25,000 Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Cookies Episode), and Top Chef Desserts $5000 Viewer Challenge.

Camilla is the author of 20 cookbooks, published by Robert Rose Publishing, Sourcebooks and Turner Publishing and has worked as the brand ambassador for several multinational food companies.

Camilla has a second professional and personal passion: fitness. She has been teaching a wide range of fitness classes for almost two decades, including, but not limited to, pilates, yoga, spinning, kickboxing, strength training and step aerobics. Additionally, she trains for and competes in endurance fitness events. Her fitness philosophy mirrors her cooking philosophy: balanced, practical and simplified.

Camilla has made multiple appearances on the Food Network, has been featured in the New York Times, made appearances on Today, Good Morning America-Health, BetterTV and QVC, and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Her work has appeared in such magazines as Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Woman's Day, Woman's World, Cosmo Girl, Quick & Simple, Country Woman, Sunset, Cook's Country, and Vegetarian Times.

Latest Recipes

Italian Chocolate Surprise Muffins

These decadent muffins are great for dessert or breakfast. Look for the chocolate-hazelnut spread where peanut butter is shelved in the s...

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Sunflower Seed and Quinoa Burgers

This summer, serve up these delicious Sunflower Seed and Quinoa Burgers on the skillet. This easy gluten-free recipe is also vegetarian. Although it doesn't have beef, it's still loaded with flavors and is sure to be a hit with the entire crowd. Whether you plan to serve these burgers poolside this summer or just want something delicious to eat in the middle of winter, this easy gluten-free recipe is one to keep right at your fingertips. If you're looking for even more quinoa recipes, then take a look at the author's recipe for Mini Crab Quinoa Cakes.

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Pear, Walnut and Bacon Muffins

The combination of pears, walnuts and bacon has true synergy. The pears cut the smokiness of the bacon, turning a supper muffin into some...

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Whole-Meal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Besides its unmistakable flavor, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants called flavonols, which benefit heart health and cholesterol ...

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Broccoli, Chicken and Quinoa Stir-Fry

This wonderful variation on fried rice is tied together by the hoisin sauce, which adds savory sweetness and hints of five-spice seasoning.

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Skirt Steak with Horseradish Tomato Quinoa Salad

The sweetness of tomatoes is a wonderful foil to the distinctive bite of horseradish and watercress. Thin slices of skirt steak, quickly ...

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Warm Butternut Squash Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

This warm salad combines several of falls best flavors and textures, with complementary exotic nuances. Sweet roasted squash, tart cranb...

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Crunchy, Colorful Thai Cabbage Slaw

This fresh, crunchy slaw has just the right balance of sweet and tart. Leftovers are terrific tucked into sandwiches the next day.

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Broccoli, Quinoa and Feta Omelet

Breakfast, lunch, dinner - this recipe is the all-in-one answer for leftover quinoa. A bevy of broccoli florets and a sprinkle of tangy f...

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Papaya Oat Muffins

Papayas pack a nutritional wallop. Long trumpeted for their benefits to digestion, they also are rich in vitamin C, folate and potassium ...

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Pineapple Upside-Down Muffins

Top down is the way to go for these cinnamon-spiced muffins, loaded with carrots and raisins.

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Bulgogi Pork with Quinoa Kimchi Slaw

Often called Korean barbecue in North America, bulgogi translates as “fire meat,” a reference to the way the meat is grilled over hot coa...

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Peach Melba Muffins

Midsummer marks high season at the farmers market, so why not celebrate with these peach and raspberry muffins? Based on the classic dess...

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Mini Crab Quinoa Cakes

Earthy quinoa is the perfect foil for lemony crab. This sophisticated starter is deceptively easy to make, and the layered flavors will i...

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Berry Corn Muffins

These tender, not-too-sweet muffins, which echo the clean corn flavor of polenta, are delicious alongside a steamed latte or a cup of Dar...

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Zucchini Pecan Agave Muffins

With little more than a box grater and a mixing bowl, it’s easy to transform zucchini into a morning treat that will delight muffin lover...

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Baked Blueberry Banana Porridge

Despite the newfangled, grain-free combination of ingredients, this baked porridge has plenty of old-fashioned comfort-food appeal.

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Peanut Butter and Quinoa Granola

I have fond memories of my mother’s homemade granola, rich with nuts, honey and toasted oats. My version ups the flavor and nutrition ant...

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Moroccan Sweet Potato, Butter Bean and Coconut Tagine

Butter beans are canned lima beans, and their name is indicative of their buttery taste and texture.

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Acorn Squash with Coconut Chickpea Stuffing

This beautiful dish is loaded with protein, antioxidants and incredible flavor.

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Coconut-Braised Baby Bok Choy

Staggeringly simple, and versatile enough to go with a broad range of dishes, this flavorful, vibrant side is destined to become one of y...

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