Category Archives: healthy life

Full of Beans…

I got the coolest birthday present from my parents:  5 varieties of heirloom beans from Ranch Gordo, as well as a canvas bag (good for my knitting) and a cookbook. Although I loooooove beans, I had never heard of Rancho … Continue reading

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We Believe in Jamie

That would be Jamie Oliver, author of cookbooks, school-lunch revolutionary, TedTalk giver, chef, restaurant-owner, husband & dad: Sure, he likes anchovies more than we do, but in general every recipe we’ve tried has been delicious. We were a little worried … Continue reading

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1+1=Pizza Dough

Today for Pizza & a Movie Night (or Pizza and a Basketball Game night, as Jane has a game at 8pm on a Friday!) we tried a recipe shared with me by my mom from Delish.com. It sounds crazy, but … Continue reading

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Cold Day Recipe

Today there were snowflakes throughout the air (although none on the ground) and it was so so so cold. Recipe: Spicy Cabbage Soup (Courtesy of Sona Tikidjian) from Soup for Syria  recipe available here and a pic of my secret guaranteed-to-warm-you-up ingredient … Continue reading

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Soup, Glorious Soup

Another delicious recipe from Soup for Syria: Roasted Beet Soup. This was a challenge because Tim hates “beetroot.” My father actually hates beets, too, so I don’t remember ever having them as a child. I do remember feeding my younger sister pureed … Continue reading

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Cheap, Easy, & Delicious

I thought Mark Bittman was a genius when I started cooking from his book, How to Cook Everything. I thought he was a visionary when I read VB8. And then I read the recipe that changed my life: 1 brown paper lunchbag … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup for the World

When a virus finally catches up with you and leaves you achy  (and grumpy and dopey and sleepy and sneezy and less pleasant dwarves), chicken soup seems to be the answer around the world. Tonight we made Chicken Soup with … Continue reading

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