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UPDATE ON MY SUMMER CAMP SNACK CAMPAIGN

Recently I wrote a post about the sorry line up of junk food snacks at my daughter’s soccer camp. Not a single healthy option was included in the mix of Oreos, Doritos, candy, and sugary sports drinks. You can find that original post, Soured on Summer Camp Snacks, by going here. Many of you asked me […]

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SO GOOD SLOW COOKER MAPLE FRENCH TOAST

This beauty is currently at the tippy tip of my list of slow cooker favorites. The first time I made it, I dug in for lunch with piles of berries.  I was at it again the next morning for breakfast with a mound of Greek yogurt. Three times was a charm for snack the following day with […]

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SOURED ON SUMMER CAMP SNACKS…
AND WHAT I DID ABOUT IT

Picking up my youngest daughter after her first day at soccer camp last week, I was filled with delight. Dozens of  girls of all ages were running around on the expansive green of a university field as energetic young coaches encouraged them along. The blue skies overhead and majestic backdrop of St. Ignatius church on the hill just […]

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BURRITO BOWLS!
AND A YEAR OF WHOLE GRAINS CONTINUES

Dipping into the obscure this month in my Year of Whole Grains series, meet “Miss July”: Sorghum. This one’s a complete (and welcome) newcomer for me. Its sole downside, as far as I can tell, is its homely moniker. Sorghum. It sounds more like cough syrup or an ingredient in shelf-stable pudding than a mega-wholesome, toothsome, appealing whole […]

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BEST OF TRADER JOE’S: ROUND TWO

A few years ago I posted my Trader Joe’s Fab 15, a list of top picks for shopping at this popular food market with a cult-like following. I figured it was time for an update since the store has brought in new goodies and I’ve made new discoveries. As I said then, “In a perfect world, I’d do all […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE A BETTER BREAD

This is my new favorite sandwich bread. The fact that my children like it too is a big plus, since it’s a significant upgrade, nutrition-wise, from the squishy white flour loaves that are often kids’ bread of choice. Dave’s Killer Bread is organic, whole grain, chock full of seeds and other goodies, and doesn’t taste like you’re eating […]

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WARM BLT POTATO SALAD

Do you recognize these babies? They’re potatoes. They haven’t been on the scene much lately, having taken a multi–decades beating from low-carb advocates, some of whom put potatoes on the same level as sugar. Indeed, they’ve gotten themselves an unfortunate reputation. All this is probably not helped, mind you, by the fact that the lionshare of potatoes […]

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PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP GRANOLA BARS

It didn’t seem right. To do an entire Year of Whole Grains and leave out the humble oat just because it’s not as fancy as farro or as trendy as teff. Cooked into steamy bowls of hot cereal, oats have sustained us through too many tough mornings to count. They’ve been there for scraped knees and broken hearts […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

The highlight of My Week in Food was harvesting this pretty mosaic of way too many lettuces from the garden. We are swimming in salads over here. Piles of greens went into a double batch of Dash and Bella’s Arugula Spinach Pesto, with walnuts subbed in for pinenuts. Tip tops melted onto steaming pasta. Even better for brunch the […]

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SLOW COOKER CHICKEN MARBELLA

When you take the time to cook a meal, you want to know that you’re in good hands. You go to the market, buy the ingredients, chop, prep, cook, and clean up. Recipes need to work. To wow. To do the job of feeding your family. You put a lot of love into that meal, you […]

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