Archive | February, 2012

FIVE FAB IDEAS FOR WINTER FRUIT AND VEGGIES

Round about this time each year I come down with a case of the winter produce blues. Staring down yet another perky bunch of kale in my produce drawer last night, all I could think about was how much I was looking forward to the asparagus, peas, and strawberries that will be arriving before too […]

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SAVORY AFGHAN NOODLE SOUP

When I get a taste of something delicious, I need to know how to make it and can be dogged in my pursuit of a recipe. Such was the case with this soup. I first tried it at a school potluck where it was drawing raves at the buffet line. Two bowls in and I […]

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PUTTING SUGAR ON THE SHELF AND OTHER SWEET IDEAS

Last night when my oldest daughter reported she had more to do than could possibly be tackled before bedtime, I offered to pitch in. Amongst her tasks was making a batch of cupcakes for a class party. She managed the baking part, but when it came time to ice them, was buried in math homework. […]

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LIGHTER CHOCOLATE POT DE CREME

This being Valentine’s day, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to talk about one of my favorite topics: dessert. Occasionally I get a look of surprise from friends or colleagues when they see me tucking into something decadent. Somehow, as a dietitian, I’m not supposed to eat such goodies. But I’m rather fond of […]

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CHEESE SOUFFLÉ FOR TWO

It was lunch on a Tuesday and I was home, alone, eating cheese soufflé minutes after pulling it from the oven and taking this photo. I should have invited you, but I didn’t think of it until it was too late, since, as you may know, cheese soufflé doesn’t wait for anyone. Something else that […]

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THICK CUT ROASTED SWEET POTATOES

It’s a week of good things. The first is this recipe for sweet potatoes: cut thick, lathered up with olive oil, and roasted in a hot oven until the outside begins to caramelize and the inside goes all soft. Makes sense to share it today since I just heard it’s National Sweet Potato Month. That’s […]

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