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DARK CHOCOLATE POWER BARK

I’m not particularly fond of the majority of of so-called health bars in the supermarket these days. Whether labeled  energy bars or nutrition supplement bars, granola bars or power bars, most of them are super processed with no shortage of sugar and loads of ingredients I’d need to hire a chemist to sort through. Manufacturers often pump them […]

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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 a spoonful of yogurt cream. Delish. The next morning I needed a power […]

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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 section of the fair is devoted to edible crafts, mostly cookies and […]

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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 of skipping the sugar shaker: my afternoon sweet cravings diminished and everyone in […]

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COCOA PEANUT BUTTER WHOOPIE PIES

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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12 MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH RECIPES
LET YOUR LOVED ONES DO THE COOKING

I’ve got a Mother’s Day assignment for you:  Pick out a brunch recipe, one you’re sure to love. You’ll find a dozen ideas below to get you started. Here is an assigment of your kids or your spouse:  Make that recipe for you Sunday morning while you… sleep take a bath go for a walk read the New […]

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MEXICAN STREET CORN SALAD

It always strikes me as fitting that my middle daughter, Rosie, was born on Cinco de Mayo. Nobody likes a party as much as she does, so the fact that her birthday falls on a holiday that involves much color and fanfare makes perfect sense. For Rosie’s first birthday, we threw a Cinco de Mayo […]

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MY EVERYDAY, OPEN-FACED
ONE-PAN EGG SANDWICH

This recipe stands in contradiction to anyone who ever said that cooking — especially healthy cooking — is complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. It calls for a handful of ordinary ingredients, is budget-friendly, and is all done in a single pan. I eat it (or some iteration of it) at least twice a week. Usually for a […]

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SHOULD YOU STEP ON THE SCALE?

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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