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MY WEEK IN FOOD 4

Here are a handful of photos from my week in food snapped with my iphone: Started the week off with a simple tostada supper: creamy black beans and crumbly cotija cheese crowned with this colorful slaw: shredded cabbage, carrots, peppers, cilantro, scallions, lime, a little olive oil, salt. My friend Mary Ellen whipped up a […]

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FRUITY SPA WATER

The importance of drinking plenty of water is one nutrition fact with which few would argue. Trying to take in enough of it during the day is the challenge. Here’s something that may get you and your kids to want to down a few extra glasses: fruit water.

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“GET KIDS COOKING” GEAR GIVEAWAY

A number of years ago at a reading for her informative book, What to Eat, esteemed nutrition expert Marion Nestle told a rapt audience that the best way she knows to get kids to eat is to teach them to cook. I couldn’t agree more. I also know that having some cool cooking gear is […]

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CUTTING BOARD SAFETY

Kitchen safety: This is a trick I learned from the pros during my one foray into restaurant cooking while in grad school. To keep cutting boards from wiggling around, dampen a dish towel, lay it on your work surface, and set your cutting board on top. Alternatively, you can cut pieces of foam or rubber […]

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MAKING ROOM FOR “FUN” FOODS

I‘ll apologize up front that the gorgeousness in the photo above isn’t coming to you in a recipe today. My sister-in-law Alison made these Strawberry and Yogurt Cream Tarts for a barbecue at our house recently, and yes, they were as delicious as they look. It was not a “no, thank you” or even “just […]

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TIP FOR MAKING BAGELS SIZED JUST RIGHT

Over the years, bagels have been supersized along with so many other foods in the marketplace. They can top 400 calories a pop: That’s the equivalent to four slices of sandwich bread, which doesn’t leave much room for wholesome goodies on the inside. Not to mention the fact that a big bagel is tricky for […]

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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 the taste of it you’d never suspect the presence of beets and zucchini either. But grated raw vegetables aren’t reason enough to bake this cake; it’s more a nutritious perk. Do it because […]

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GIVEAWAY: BACKPACKS, LUNCHBOXES, AND BACK-TO-SCHOOL LOOT

Note: The giveaway is officially closed. A second giveaway will be announced on September 6, so stay tuned! The reality of the kids returning to school is always bittersweet for me: I’ll miss having them around, but relish the quiet. I’ll long for the relaxed rhythm of summer, but enjoy the restore to order in […]

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GRILLED PESTO PORTABELLA BURGERS

Not long after having my third child I was talking to a friend about how overwhelmed I was, explaining that I could no longer keep the “to dos” straight in my head. With the various activities, play dates, nap times, and many appointments, along with my own schedule, I wasn’t able to keep track of […]

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GEAR UP

So many cool things have percolated out of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook over the past several months, I’m pinching myself. Among them is my collaboration with the fine folks at Pottery Barn Kids, one of my backyard brands here in San Francisco. We’ve been working together on a “back-to-school” season primer of sorts, to help moms […]

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