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One-Pan Roasted Shrimp with Feta

April 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
One-Pan Roasted Shrimp with Feta

Because I cook so much – we rarely eat at restaurants – many of the recipes I make are new to us. The internet, new cookbooks, and my favorite magazines are constant inspiration for my time in the kitchen. Except when they’re not and I just can’t get into trying something new. That’s when I […]

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Grass-Fed Beef: What you Need to Know

April 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Grass-Fed Beef: What you Need to Know

When people ask me if I eat meat, I cringe, knowing that my answer of “it’s complicated” is eye-roll inducing for many people. Although I was a vegetarian for quite some time, I gradually added seafood back into my diet, and within the last few years, began incorporating meat and poultry occasionally. As for beef, […]

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Beer-Braised Brisket Sandwiches

April 17, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Beer-Braised Brisket Sandwiches

The Prez and I sometimes come up with our own favorite versions of dishes that are heavy on our dinner rotation. Even though Rob’s homemade pizza made me seriously consider him as husband material when we were first dating, I’ve since learned that sometimes, I want a big, gooey pan pizza. And, any accolades I have […]

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How to Harden Off Seedlings

April 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
How to Harden Off Seedlings

From the moment one of my vegetable seeds cracks open to reveal that brand-spankin’-new bright green stem, I am in love. The seedlings I grow in my basement are like family – family that gives back in the form of food. These seedlings are coddled for weeks in the best environment I can create in […]

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South Indian Vegetable Curry

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
South Indian Vegetable Curry

Where Mr. President and I live, April tends to remind you that you’re not quite “out of the woods” just yet when it comes to winter. Some days can feel like they span three entire seasons in less than 24 hours. In the morning, the sparkly frost-coated grass crunches under my feet when I venture […]

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Plant Once, Eat for Decades: Planting Asparagus

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Plant Once, Eat for Decades: Planting Asparagus

There’s this thing that I want really, really badly: it’s called “passive income.” Basically, it means that after you do a good deal of work to set up your income stream, the money just rolls in forever while you sit near an infinity edge pool in the Maldives and a dude wearing a loincloth feeds […]

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Radicchio, White Bean and Tuna Salad

April 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Radicchio, White Bean and Tuna Salad

In the last 8 weeks, I’ve lost several pounds of winter weight just by getting off my behind and doing a Daily Burn several times a week. I don’t exercise to look good naked like some people, and I don’t try to lose weight. Mostly, I’m doing the exercise because I know the benefits for […]

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Magical Immune Boosting Tea

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Magical Immune Boosting Tea

Here I am, days away from what will be a challenging business trip requiring this 42-year old to exhibit the stamina of a 25-year old. It’s the kind of event where your face starts to hurt from the forced smiling and your feet hurt from all the standing. And, I’m getting sick. I can feel […]

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Pre-Sprouting Peas

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pre-Sprouting Peas

If I was a conventional sort of gal (or gardener) I would have already planted my peas. They say that St. Patrick’s Day is the day to plant peas in the garden. My very first year, I did just that and well, it wasn’t good. Just like my tomatoes that first year, my pea harvest was […]

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Spiced Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad

March 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spiced Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad

Here we sit on this fence between winter and spring, and I’m craving anything that resembles garden-fresh food. Thank goodness for the humble carrot and its magical ability to keep in my fridge for weeks at a time and bagged salad greens from the grocery – I can combine them with pantry items and create something […]

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