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It’s Whole Grains Month — Make the Switch, Join the Party

Welcome to Whole Grains Month, a celebration of amaranth, barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, quinoa, rye, sorghum, spelt, teff, triticale and other whole grain wonders. The Whole Grains Council is making whole grains even more appealing and accessible with their Make the Switch Contest. Sixteen whole grain-loving bloggers (including me) have created recipes changing up basic […]

Valentine’s Day Vegetable Love

My vegetable love should grow vaster than empires “To his Coy Mistress,” by Andrew Marvell For Valentine’s Day, skip the Viagra, go for vegetables. Plant-based foods aren’t just good for you, they can make you feel good, too. Real good. They’re edible aphrodisiac and they’re available without a prescription. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which […]

Happy Chinese New Year!

  Bang the GongGong hay fat choy — that’s happy Chinese New Year in Mandarin (and about the extent of my Mandarin, too).We now enter the Year of the Horse. The horse is supposed to be a happy, easy-going sign but experts in the field say the year may be a dodgy one. I am […]

Keep Cool*

I am a bit of a hothead. My husband is not. He keeps his cool. He even eats cool. He likes dill, a cooling herb which he fondly associates with his German grandmother and her weighs-a-ton potato kugel. Digestive and restorative, dill is a nice source of vitamin A, which you need to keep all […]


So often my ideas seem to walk that treacherous intersection between brilliant and bananas. Here’s one that’s both — it’s brilliant and the best thing to do with bananas since my banana bread recipe, the one everyone clamors for at my husband’s place of employ. Two basic ingredients, neither of them dairy, and no need […]

Where I’m Cooking From*

I used to know a guy, tall, blond, angular, Brit, lived on South Beach, with his own his sense of couture. He’d been to Thailand and had taken to wearing sarongs, those long, wraparound skirts that look right on a Thai but on him looked like he was wearing a towel. We’d go long stretches without […]