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Vegetarian Bowl Meal

How to Build a Great Bowl

Bowl meals are trendy here now, and for good reason. People have been making meals out of a bowl full of separate ingredients for thousands of years for good reason. Bowls are quick, easy to personalize and very satisfying.  The best bowls combine vegetables (raw or cooked or both!) with beans or tofu (if you […]

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turnips from the Farmer's Market

Turnips are Sexy

I don’t think I’d ever had turnips until a few weeks ago, when inspired by Vivian Howard’s fabulous cookbook Deep Run Roots I picked up some baby turnips at the farmer’s market. They were unbelievably delicious and really easy to cook. Every week since I’ve picked up bunches of the little gems and they are […]

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Woman holding bowl of delicious chili

Skillet Chili is Quick, Easy and Delicious

When the days turn cold chili is a comforting meal, like a warm hug in a bowl. Unfortunately my desire for a bowl of chili doesn’t always come with the ability to start cooking hours before dinner. Sometimes I want chili and I want it quick.   This recipe takes 30 minutes from the time […]

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beautiful salad with beets

Quick, Easy, Delicious Holiday Salads

A beautiful holiday salad is so easy to put together and makes a meal feel really special. Its something healthy that everyone actually wants to eat! Those trying to eat well will appreciate your effort, and those who don’t care will eat something healthy without fussing about it. The key to a festive, enticing holiday […]

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delicate winter squash

Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash is my favorite because its:    creamy sweet rich a nutrient powerhouse easy to cut and seed quick to cook thin-skinned If you often avoid winter squashes like Butternut and Acorn because of their tough, thick skin and seeds that are hard to scoop out, try Delicata squash. Its super easy to prepare […]

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lunch spot in Greece

The Perfect Lunch

The perfect lunch would be served to me on a patio of a beach resort on Santorini. Sunny skies, ocean breeze, fabulous food and plenty of time to relax and enjoy it. That’s not happening for me today, and possibly not for you either. What to have for lunch when you have to make it […]

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The Perfect Breakfast

I’m always on the hunt for the perfect breakfast. Eating a good breakfast makes it much easier to keep making good choices throughout the day. If I eat an unhealthy breakfast I start the day already behind. We only have so much willpower each day, and use it up as the day progresses. If a […]

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Crispy tofu stir fry

Tofu: Crispy and Delicious

I’m learning how to cook tofu.   The first time I tried tofu was at a restaurant and I thought soft tofu would be a good place to start. It was not.  The tofu was squishy and slimy and completely gross.  We laugh about it now, and “soft tofu” is still our our code word […]

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Breakfast for a Week in Just Five Minutes

I love having oatmeal for breakfast, but I don’t love making oatmeal in the morning. Too much time on the stove, too much cleanup from the inevitable boil-over in the microwave. For the past several years I’ve been making oatmeal in the slow cooker overnight, but lately even that seemed like it took a lot […]

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Cauliflower Rice with Basil

Cauliflower “Rice” Taste Test

Bags of fresh and frozen cauliflower “rice,” cauliflower cut into rice-sized nuggets, are flying off the shelves at Trader Joe’s across the country. Some stores have a 2-bag per customer limit. For a vegetable! Be still my heart. Cauliflower comes in at about 25 calories per serving, versus white rice at 150. A big savings, […]

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