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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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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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A FEW UPDATES

Hi Friends, I’m long overdue in posting My Week in Food, but this has been a doozy of a week, so for now I’m sharing just a few updates. Also, keep your eye out early next week when I’ll be passing along a new favorite 15 Minute Fix. Hope you are all having a lovely summer. […]

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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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WHY TAPE IS MY NEW FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOL

Out running errands last week, one of the kids asked if we could “pretty please” buy a label maker. At first, I was swept up by the dreamy idea of a kitchen made orderly with smart looking printed labels. But the reality of what would actually ensue set me straight: 1. I’d plunk down 30 bucks for the electronic gadget 2. […]

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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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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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12 BRUNCH RECIPES

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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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Had to lead off with the recipe that grabbed my eye the most this week: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies. A mouthful to say, as are the cookies to eat, I’m sure. I can’t lay claim to the recipe (it’s from The Spicy RD), but it is definitely going on my “gotta try” […]

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HOW TO BOOST VEGETABLES AT BREAKFAST

Vegetables. That’s probably not the first thought that popped into your head when looking at a steaming tower of pancakes waiting to be drizzled with maple syrup. But that’s exactly what you see. Pumpkin, to be exact, stirred into pancake batter along with cinnamon, ginger, and other warming spices. As a country, we are failing (quite miserably) […]

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