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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 bee sting. The site of the sting grows red and swollen as […]

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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 up in the little guest house where we stayed. The house was part […]

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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 the kids graduate from chicken teriyaki). But overall the positives of engaging children in the […]

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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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