Taste and Savor's healthy chef Nancy Waldeck helps us celebrate the 4th of July with fresh berry recipes on 'Atlanta & Company.'

Chef Nancy Waldeck
Chef Nancy Waldeck on 'Atlanta & Company'
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Straight from our favorite healthy chef partytologist:

Berry Salsa

(Served with hand made chips)

  • 1 TB Honey
  • Juice and Zest of One Lime
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Package (6 ounces) Blackberries
  • 1 Package (6 ounces) Raspberries
  • ¼ Cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Jalapeño Chopped

Whisk together honey, lime juice, lime zest and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in blackberries, raspberries, nectarines mint and jalapeño.

Chef Nancy's Chilled Berry Soup
Chef Nancy's Chilled Berry Soup
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Chilled Berry Soup

  • 1 Cup Raspberries
  • 1 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Blackberries
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberry-Raspberry or Berry Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 TB Lemon Juice

Place berries, juice and water in blender. Blend at high speed until smooth. Add yogurt and lemon juice and blend again until smooth. Strain the soup. Refrigerate at least 4 hours until very cold. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and fresh berries.

Coconut Berry Oatmeal Cookies
Coconut Berry Oatmeal Cookies from Taste and Savor
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Coconut Berry Oatmeal Cookies

Makes about 18 - 20

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Raw Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • ! TB Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Dried Fruit
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

Step One

Preheat oven to 350F. Add the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to a large bowl. Stir to combine.

Step Two 

In a medium bowl, add the raw sugar, coconut sugar, and egg. Whisk until smooth. Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.

Step Three

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until all dry ingredients are moistened. Add the dried fruit, and shredded coconut. Stir until they are well incorporated in the cookie batter. (This is a thick batter.)

Step Four

Drop large rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches around each cookie. Use wet fingers to press the cookies together if they are crumbly. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Do not over bake. Cookies will look soft but will continue to crisp as they cool.

Step Five

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to continue cooling.

Wine with Berries

A Sparkling rosé will go perfectly with the berries – I’ve chosen one from the U.S. – from New Mexico! Crisp and clean but with a wonderful taste of berries goes perfectly to Berry UP the fourth.