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EIGHT IDEAS FOR THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

Thanksgiving hasn’t even arrived yet, and already I’m talking leftovers. That’s because leftovers are the best part of the holiday, even better, in my opinion, than the meal itself. Pumpkin pie never tasted so good as when spooned straight out of the pie plate the morning after. Turkey, cold from the fridge, is at its finest layered […]

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FLU FIGHTERS! 5 IDEAS FOR HEALING FOODS

Along with holiday celebrations and chilly weather, the close of the year also brings flu season, which according to the Centers for Disease Control, usually peaks in February.  Now is the time to think about shoring up our immune systems. One of the best ways to do that is to consider what you put on your […]

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FOOD FINDS AT FNCE YEAR THREE

Wondering what’s new (or at least new to me) on the health and nutrition scene? Each year I attend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference and report back on my discoveries. Thousands of  registered dietitians gather to network, attend  lectures on the latest research, learn about new tools in the field, and spend time in […]

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CAJUN-SPICED FISH WITH CREAMY CAPER SAUCE

Does your spice drawer look anything like mine? It’s not pretty. Sure, plenty of good stuff makes its home there — coriander and cumin, black peppercorns, cinnamon and ginger. These are the staples of my cooking. I use them weekly, if not daily, and replace them often, relying mostly on the bulk spice section of […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

  What we cooked this week was dictated largely by the fact that we harvested the remains of the garden for the season, starting with these French red pumpkins, which I believe are bound for a soup pot. I have a few sugar pie pumkins too, which I’ll roast for pie like this. or this    There […]

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T LOOK DOWN
(PLUS, LIGHTER LEMON SQUARES)

As I hurried across the street, I saw her approaching from half of a block away. Reflexively, I looked down, doing what I sometimes do when things get uncomfortable. Face the ground. Ignore what is so clearly right in front of me. Homelessness, poverty. hunger. As she got closer, moving in my direction, I forced […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD (plus a giveaway)

Started the week off with “Ceviche Saturday”…a simple meal paired with tortilla chips and guac. If you’ve never made ceviche, DO. No recipe required. Cut raw white fish, shrimp,  scallops, calamari, etc.  into bite-size pieces, stir in finely chopped cilantro and jalapeno, then add enough fresh lime juice to completely submerge the seafood. Four or more hours […]

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MY SUMMER IN FOOD

The passing of Labor Day marks, for me, the official close of summer. As of today, all three of my kids are back in school and I’m back at work. Having skipped over more than a month of “My Week in Food” I thought I’d catch you up on what the latter part of the season looked like in […]

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WEEKNIGHT FRIED RICE

Rice was one of very few grains to grace our dinner table when I was a kid. We didn’t eat wheat berries or bulgur, farro or freekah. When it came to starch at supper, it was bread, potatoes, or rice (with an occasional barley soup in the mix). Rice and rice alone was what my mother ritually fed […]

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CARROT APPLE GINGER REFRESHER

It’s Week Three in my Summer Smoothie Series. This time, I’m bringing some vegetables into the mix with this recipe I developed for Cooking Light Magazine. Carrot juice plays a starring role with a handful of other ingredients that may strike you as odd bedfellows — carrot, applesauce (what?!), yogurt, and frozen banana. But the […]

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