MY WEEK IN FOOD

Started the week off on a sweet note since we were assigned dessert for a family potluck. With strawberry season in full swing (hope that’s the case where you are, too), I crowned this lovely Lemon Yogurt Cake with plenty of berries and ...

SLOW COOKER INDIAN TACOS

Each December, my childrens’ school hosts a craft fair that is as homespun as they come. Parents and middle schoolers spend weeks, if not months, planning and making handmade wares that range from colorful sock puppets to delicate wreaths crafted from tree branches. An entire ...

ARE YOU EATING TO PLEASE?

Back in April I gave up sugar for a stretch. It started in solidarity with one of my girls who had elected to participate in the tradition of giving up something for Lent, the weeks leading up to Easter. A few positives came out ...

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HOT TIP: HOW TO MAKE AND FREEZE SMOOTHIES

  Our household blender gets a mighty workout around here, spending most of its time whirling fresh and frozen fruits, leafy greens, ...

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CUPCAKES

I’m a neglectful mother, at least to the fruits and vegetables in my garden of late. My poor zucchini were abandoned for ...

EASY CHICKEN PAILLARD

Chicken Paillard with Wine and Capers sounds like everything that it’s not: fussy in a Julia Child sort of way, terribly fattening ...

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One of the first emotions to set in for a woman upon learning she’s pregnant is fear: Fear that she won’t be a good mom, will never lose the baby weight, will have a tough labor, will miscarry, and perhaps most commonly, will eat all the wrong foods and not enough of the right ones. Many of those fears […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Leading with a favorite this week: Asian collard wraps filled with shredded veggies and grilled pork doused in rice vinegar, fish sauce, and sriracha. Made the peanut sauce from my cookbook with a squeeze of sriracha for added kick. The consensus? Messy and time consuing, but totally worth making again. A far less fussy supper involved an end-of-the-week […]

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Few people I know are as disciplined about their health and weight as my stepmom, Maureen. She’s maintained a slender frame for her entire adult life through daily exercise and a nutritious diet that allows some wiggle room for a sweet tooth and a taste for French wine. She also begins each day by stepping on the […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Had to lead off with the recipe that grabbed my eye the most this week: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies. A mouthful to say, as are the cookies to eat, I’m sure. I can’t lay claim to the recipe (it’s from The Spicy RD), but it is definitely going on my “gotta try” […]

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Is there a more versatile vegetable than the humble carrot? You can find them juiced, grated into slaws, sliced for salads, folded into cakes,  shredded for muffins, served raw with dips, roasted, boiled, sauteed, pureed, and carved in miniature in baby carrot factories.  Every one of these preparations has a place in my kitchen, but nothing brings out carrots’ natural sweetness […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

It’s been so many weeks since My Week in Food, I’ll just hit the highlights, starting with a breakfast shared with Erin Scott, who has a magic touch when it comes to all things pretty. You can find that gorgeous, gluten-free Almond Torte in her Yummy Supper cookbook.  Decidedly NOT gluten free was this “I could […]

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