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Perfect for Farmer’s Market Finds: Two Pepper Pasta

Perfect for Farmer’s Market Finds: Two Pepper Pasta

| May 22, 2009 | 3 Comments

Sometimes, I wish I could slow time down just a little bit. This month is flying by at warp speed and I just want to stop it for a little bit so that I can sit back and enjoy May. But time has other ideas, and we are just along for the ride.  Pretty soon, […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Lemon Tortellini Pasta

Roasted Vegetable and Lemon Tortellini Pasta

| May 15, 2009 | 3 Comments

When I picked up Will from school today, one of the other moms asked me about my writing. She’d noticed my email signature, which indicates that I am a writer and editor and a few of the sites that I regularly write for. The question caught me totally off guard — but in a good […]

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

| February 16, 2009 | 7 Comments

This year, I have made a commitment to living healthier. There are simply too many negative effects and risks associated with being overweight to do anything else. And being that I am surrounded with folks who have made similar commitments with double digit results, it’s hard not to follow suit … I just wish more […]

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Hearty and Healthy: Savory Black Beans and Rice

Hearty and Healthy: Savory Black Beans and Rice

| December 17, 2008 | 2 Comments

Where have I been? There are halls to be decked (check! just need to get the tree), cards to be sent (tomorrow, I promise!) and presents to be wrapped (ahhh, soon?). But meanwhile it’s mid-December and I am swamped. I’ve been baking cookies left and right. My office is buried under press releases, press kits […]

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Roasted Herbed Carrots

Roasted Herbed Carrots

| December 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

After spending the better part of a year cooking without any regard for fat or calories, I am slowing down. As much as I love bacon (isn’t everything better with bacon?), I’ve said farewell for now to my faithful friend. We’ll see each other again, I am sure … but for now, I need healthier […]

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Channeling My Inner Julia: Ratatouille

Channeling My Inner Julia: Ratatouille

| October 7, 2008 | 7 Comments

When the Disney movie Ratatouille came out, I wondered what on Earth could be so special about ratatouille. It sounds like it could be a pasta dish, though it isn’t, so I was picturing a rotini with squash or something. As it turns out, the results were better than i imagined they would be. Paige […]

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Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

| September 12, 2008 | 8 Comments

A few years ago, Will was the kid on the beach afraid to leave his little chair and get his toes sandy. He used to scream about it being dirty. But children grow and change. Yesterday I watched at a distance as Will studied the periwinkles, hermit crabs and minnows that inhabit the tidal pools […]

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Crispy Roasted Kale

Crispy Roasted Kale

| August 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

I should have taken a picture of Paige. I really should have. She enjoyed the papery, thin, crispy bits of kale I gave her . . . but since it was papery, thin and crispy, it also broke apart very easily. That meant green specks everywhere — in her hair, on her hands, in her […]

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Sauteed Spring Onions

Sauteed Spring Onions

| June 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mmmm. The first fresh vegetables of late spring. These spring onions popped up at the farmer’s market a little over a week ago. They just looked so delicious (should have taken a pic!). Rather than try to use all in salads, salsas and other condiments, I decided to try something different: cooking them so that […]

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Asian Inspired Portobello Mushrooms

Asian Inspired Portobello Mushrooms

| December 18, 2007 | 1 Comment

Sometimes I will just write down a list of ingredients and guess how much of each one is necessary to make a mouthwatering dish. Sometimes I am right. Sometimes I am way off-base. It was definitely the former when I dreamed up this dish. I was hooked at first bite (and made sure to have […]

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