SO WHAT IS AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET, ANYWAY?

Inflammation. Anti-inflammatory diet. Pro-inflammatory foods. Inflammation cure. These buzz phrases are bandied about in reference to diet and health, but what do they really mean? In a nutshell, inflammation is the body’s reponse to injury, irritation, or foreign invaders. Consider what happens when you get a ...

MY WEEK IN FOOD

We had a special couple of weeks in food during a summer trip when we high tailed it to Greece (props to Mr. Mom’s Kitchen for earning all those frequent flier miles). Breakfast was always a highlight, starting with this barely sweet orange cake that showed ...

SUMMER GRILLED CHEESE : 15 MINUTE FIX

Sometimes getting kids interested in food and cooking from an early age can backfire. First, there’s the mess, which can be epic. And then there’s the expense, which can be epic, too (consider the cost of sushi for a family of five once ...

Easy Recipes, Table Topics & Fresh Ideas

WHOLE GRAIN BLUEBERRY BANANA PANCAKES

I knew it was time for summer break when I found myself driving the final morning carpool of the year shoeless, wearing ...

BERRIES THAT ARE CUTE AS A CUPCAKE

With food manufacturers pouring billions each year into convincing our kids to eat junk, how’s a health-minded mom to compete? Presentation is ...

SNEAKY CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE

From the looks of this cake you’d never guess that a full two cups of raw vegetables go into the batter. From ...

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A FEW UPDATES

Hi Friends, I’m long overdue in posting My Week in Food, but this has been a doozy of a week, so for now I’m sharing just a few updates. Also, keep your eye out early next week when I’ll be passing along a new favorite 15 Minute Fix. Hope you are all having a lovely summer. […]

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GORGEOUS GRAPE GRANITA:
A ONE-INGREDIENT, NO-SUGAR TREAT

I have a beef with store-bought ice pops. Why all the added sugar, artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors? The fundamental ingredient in ice pops should be fruit and juice, ingredients that are naturally colorful, sweet, and tasty. Does it need look neon green? Or taste like a gummy worm? Instead, I often make my own pops. And today, I […]

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A REAL FOOD GUIDE TO SHOPPING AT COSTCO

Anyone who says eating healthy and eating economically can’t go hand in hand hasn’t been to Costco lately. Although I haven’t historically been a big warehouse shopper, a recent spin through the Costco aisles left me pleasantly surprised with the abundance of wholesome offerings. While plenty of naysayers will argue about the politics of their produce or […]

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A GIVEAWAY (AND A LITTLE FAVOR)

These are a few of my favorite things and I’m giving them away. You, my dear reader, are among my favorite things, too and I’d love for you to have them. But first, I want to let you in on a little secret: I’m gearing up for a mini makeover of my site (not an […]

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CILANTRO LIME YOGURT CHICKEN

Do yourself a favor and make this. It’s just the sort of recipe we all need in our lives (unless you happen to be a raw foodist, vegetarian, or suffer from a cilantro allergy).  Here’s why: It’s “weeknight supper” easy — The marinade gets whirled in a food processor and left to do its business on the chicken. […]

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HOW TO MAKE YOGURT

Until a few weeks ago, I never felt the urge to make yogurt. I imagine it has something to do with the fact that my mom made it when I was a kid, at a time when all I wanted was the store-bought kind with fruity syrup at the bottom of every carton. But two recent events got […]

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FOURTH OF JULY BERRY PARFAIT

This is a fabulous dessert with a funny name. It’s called Eton Mess, a dessert that originates from Eton College, a boarding school in the English countryside. I imagine it’s called a “mess” since, when you mix up its three traditional ingredients — strawberries, whipped cream, and meringue — it look rather messy. The taste, however, […]

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HOW TO CUT CORN OFF THE COB

Much as I might love to sink my teeth into a tender cob of corn, I like it even better sheared from the cob and made into a summer salad. But the process of stripping corn from cobs often results in a colossal mess. Never again. Here’s a tip for how to cut corn off the […]

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ULTIMATE EGG SANDWICH

With an eye towards determining the ingredient essentials for the Ultimate Father’s Day Breakfast Sandwich, I conducted a highly unscientific poll on my Facebook page and among the male population in my own home (a sample size of one). It wasn’t hard to land on some pretty clear conclusions:  a breakfast sandwich worthy of dads everywhere […]

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WHY TAPE IS MY NEW FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOL

Out running errands last week, one of the kids asked if we could “pretty please” buy a label maker. At first, I was swept up by the dreamy idea of a kitchen made orderly with smart looking printed labels. But the reality of what would actually ensue set me straight: 1. I’d plunk down 30 bucks for the electronic gadget 2. […]

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