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15 MINUTE FIX: OVEN BAKED CHICKEN TAQUITOS

This “Year of Less Food Waste” business is turning out to be a source of inspiration and creativity in the kitchen for me. Take these taquitos, for example. With no dinner plan in mind, I scanned the contents of fridge and freezer and came up with the following to work with: Half of a leftover […]

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8 MOM-APPROVED VALENTINE’S DAY TREATS

We’ve talked about this before. How, despite all the naysayers, skeptics, and romantic grumps who rail against a holiday they claim is solely about selling overpriced roses and underwhelming candy, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’m all in. A celebration built entirely around love and chocolate? How can you get down on that? Before […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

I don’t think we will be suffering from scurvy over here any time soon given the amount of citrus coming through our doors this week. To start with, I plucked nearly every last Meyer lemon from the first of my two little trees that was ready to harvest. They are almost too pretty to slice […]

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SHEET PAN CHICKEN DINNER

Since when can you have a roast chicken dinner on the table that Calls for just three core ingredients Is balanced and wholesome Is totally tasty And takes 10 minutes of hands-on time (15,  tops). Since now. This Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner sprang from a refrigerator and freezer sweep when I had little time to cook […]

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EASY PRESERVED MEYER LEMONS

I’m seeing more and more recipes these days calling for preserved lemons. Perhaps it’s the growing influence of Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine on our diet. Should we called it the “Ottolenghi effect”? What’s tricky is that store-bought preserved lemons aren’t always easy to come by. Plus, the ones I’ve tried haven’t been particularly worthwhile. Lucky for […]

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YEAR OF LESS FOOD WASTE PART THREE: KITCHEN SINK MINESTRONE

Today’s post marks the last in my Year of Less Food Waste series. It was written by dietetic intern Grace Voorheis, who also took the lead in developing the minestrone recipe. You’ll notice the two soup photos look very different. Same recipe, two different weeks in my fridge, so two different spins on the same soup. Both […]

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A YEAR OF LESS FOOD WASTE: 10 TIPS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

It’s Part Two of A Year of Less Food Waste. Last week I wrote about the profound impact of food waste on our environment, thanks to the 36 pounds that gets tossed per person each month. This week I bring it home and show you how to begin thinking about reducing waste in your very own […]

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MY MOM’S KILLER PAN ROASTED ALMONDS

My mom seems to forget that she’s an excellent home cook. She’s the one, after all, who gave my brother and sister and me the freedom and confidence to cook from a very young age, which may explain why two of us landed in food careers (the third cooked her way through college in restaurant kitchens). […]

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A YEAR OF LESS FOOD WASTE

Starting 2016 with a conversation about garbage isn’t exactly the sexiest way to launch into the New Year. But the subject of food waste is an important, if overlooked, topic. We live in a society where plenty of people don’t get enough to eat while hundreds of thousands of pounds of food gets dumped into landfills each day. […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

It was a big week for celebrating in our house, between the holidays and the fact that my oldest daughter turned….deep breath….EIGHTEEN! Feels impossible. I must have been a child bride. We hosted a big birthday sleepover with this healthy spread for breakfast to balance out a deliciously decadent chocolate cake. Also deliciously decadent (it is […]

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