Tag: Olive oil

To Our Health: Basil and Sunflower Tilapia

To Our Health: Basil and Sunflower Tilapia

| March 11, 2009 | 4 Comments

It’s gray and dismal outside my office window this morning. It feels more like 6 am than 7 am as the clouds hang thick. The grass, which is just starting to show signs of the brilliant hue that we’ll love for three seasons, looks muted and pathetic. This is not the sunny day I was […]

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The Starter Fish: Easy Battered Cod

The Starter Fish: Easy Battered Cod

| February 24, 2009 | 6 Comments

What is it with all of the food allergies and sensitivities in the world today? Back in my day, peanut butter and jelly was a mainstay on the cafeteria menu and no one thought twice about serving fish (at least in the stick form) to kids. Things were just different. These days though, as a […]

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Garlic Soy Stir Fry

Garlic Soy Stir Fry

| February 22, 2009 | 7 Comments

In my single days, a mainstay of my cooking was stir fry. It is just so easy. Chop up a few veggies, toss it in a pan with a little oil and stir, stir, stir until the vegetables are done, then add sauce and serve over rice. If you are feeling particularly ambitious, you might […]

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How to Make a Great Salad

How to Make a Great Salad

| February 7, 2009 | 6 Comments

Earlier this week, Glamour Magazine’s Storked! blogger Christine Coppa asked readers what they like in salads. The responses were plentiful with ideas. Me? I like lots of veggies, a bit of cheese and usually a protein. Mmm. But that got me thinking about how my salad style has really changed. I used to think that […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Raspberry Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Raspberry Sauce

| January 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

The Obama family is settling into their new home tonight, the big one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. There are toys to be put away, closets to be filled with clothes and beds to be fluffed. But one thing that I loved to hear was that Michelle Obama said that she plans to make sure […]

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Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Bread

Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Bread

| January 11, 2009 | 4 Comments

Garlic. When I say the word, two things come to mind: First, my grandmother who back in the 80s caught wind of the health benefits and took it to heart. And second, the fact that people either love garlic (me!) or hate it (Shawn!). While I am not a fan of raw garlic (is anyone?), […]

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Deconstructed Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Deconstructed Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

| December 19, 2008 | 4 Comments

Will pulled up a chair to the counter the other day, as he often does when I am cooking. He was waiting patiently for me to give him the go-ahead to add chocolate chips to the firm cookie dough whirling in my KitchenAid Artisan Mixer. Usually, he helps sift and add the flour mixture to […]

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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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Craveworthy: Spicy Tomato Shrimp

Craveworthy: Spicy Tomato Shrimp

| December 11, 2008 | 2 Comments

Spicy Tomato Shrimp I have to tell you, I didn’t eat shrimp for most of my life. A bad experience as a child left me unwilling to give them a chance. But a few years ago, I got curious and ate one or two from my sister’s plate. Since then, shrimp and I have been […]

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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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