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a smorgasbord of decadent food narrative: Best Food Writing 2014.

Alrighty, team. Here’s what I’ve been reading (devouring?) – and loving – this week. I am such a sucker for stories, both true and untrue, about food: this book is a must-share. If you’re looking to up your appreciation for

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chat and chew: creating a dialogue on healthy eating with your kids.

Building a strong dialogue around good eating is an important cornerstone to establishing lasting healthy habits in your household.  Whether your child has barely started solids, or is well into school (yes, that means teens, too!), the words we use

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veggie pasta [without the pasta].

According to some researchers, we should be eating several bushels a day of vegetables in order to get the adequate amount of nutrients our bodies need. Don’t get me wrong: I love vegetables – I do! – but the prospect

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uncovering cravings.

All-consuming, and seemingly with a life of their own, cravings can have a pretty marked impact on our lives. That intense desire to seek out and consume all chocolate within a 10-mile radius? The kernel of an idea that starts

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baked pistachio chickpeas with mushroom-avocado quinoa.

I pride myself on being inventive in the kitchen. A little untraditional? Absolutely.  I am by no means a gourmet chef – and I think for that reason, I end up with a number of interesting/ surprisingly delightful healthy goodies

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‘cheesy’ roasted brussels sprouts.

Honestly, I thought I’d have to save this cold-weather recipe for next autumn… but here we are, May 25th, and it’s a little Arctic in New York! What a fabulous opportunity to share these little pockets of warmth. The sprouts

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summer slaw with creamy tahini dressing.

It has been a balmy 80-something degrees here all day today [high-20s, fine Canadians — don’t worry, I’m still learning, too]. This means it’s finally time to help the body break down some of that stored-up gook from winter!  Green

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healthy fridge feature #6 [andre].

This week’s intensely healthy fridge comes from the wonderful Andre in NYC. He’s one of the smartest guys I know (there are articles online where people profess how much they just want to be like him), a programming master (just

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staples and spice day 7: cajun.

Spices: Cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion, paprika, thyme Staples: Brown rice, kidney beans Here we are at the final day of staples + spice! I hope this week has provided some easy, at-home ideas for combining ingredients in new ways.

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staples and spice day 5: caribbean jerk spice.

Spices: Allspice, black pepper, chili pepper, cinnamon, paprika, parsley, thyme. Staples: White beans, chickpeas, brown rice. It’s a little taste of the beach, easily packed into one quick meal: just six spices and three staples, and you’re good to go!  If you

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staples and spice day 4: chinese five-spice.

Spices: Anise, cinnamon, clove, fennel, pepper. Staples: Brown rice, chickpeas, kale. There’s nothing quite like Chinese food when it comes to unique flavor and texture. It’s quintessential takeout, right? Minus the little white containers, this make-your-own version is a pretty

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staples and spice day 2: mexican.

Spices: Chili powder, cumin, onion powder, oregano, paprika Staples: Kidney beans, brown rice Today’s south-of-the-border inspiration requires just four spices and two staples. This healthy take on the classic rice-and-beans is not only easy to throw together, but also a

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staples and spice shopping list.

It’s coming! The Seven Days of Staples and Spice Get ready for seven days of spicy inspiration for mixing up meals at home! 20 spices. 6 staples.  The idea: adding different combinations of spices to healthy staples to create simple, time-efficient

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a week of prep [#2].

Like all great weeks, this one coming up is full of terrific people, meaningful work, and energizing activities — but a little short on cooking time. I am thrilled to have some volunteer stage management time at a gala [with

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food and culture: insight courtesy of ‘the amazing race’.

Full disclosure: the Amazing Race is our guilty pleasure show.  There’s something really fascinating about watching how producers pit contestants against each other – and how the things asked of contestants change depending on where in the world they’re racing. 

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blackbeans and greens soup.

Recently, I’ve been working a lot with the idea of food-as-fuel (something I think many of us are out of touch with). It’s nice to spend a little time thinking about the way we eat affects our mood and our

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a restaurant has never made me so happy.

Hu Kitchen is a glorious establishment.  I don’t think I have ever been so excited to be in a restaurant. We visited this Union Square gem with some lovely friends last night and I was actually dancing around with excitement,

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a side of greens: spinach walnut mushroom sauté.

Good morning everyone! I wanted to share some culinary inspiration first-thing… if you’re planning for meals later on today, consider this beautifully simple, very green side dish! It makes a great accompaniment to just about anything [or eat it on

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amanda’s split pea soup.

Due to popular demand, here’s the split pea soup recipe Amanda mentioned in yesterday’s Fridge Feature [thanks for sharing, lady!]. Perfect timing with this sudden glorious spring weather! Peas are a great balancing food: because of their ability to cleanse

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happy herbivore’s gandhi bowl.

This super-simple, super-filling dinner is courtesy of Lindsay at Happy Herbivore! Her cookbook is amazing: we received a copy as a wedding gift and it gets a lot of use at home.  Often, when I’m not sure what to make and when

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can food intolerances cause cellulite?

Do you have cellulite? Does it stress you out? You’re not alone. Cellulite is a natural build-up of fat in the body – everyone has some. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce its irksome presence in your life. Let’s

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vegan burg-adillas. [maybe the best things ever?]

“This is the most delicious thing I have ever tasted. It’s better than steak.” – my sweet husband And if those words, straight from the mouth of my omnivorous fella, aren’t enough to convince you to try these, let me

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roasted tomato garlic quinoa.

I have been on a tomato bender ALL week – I’ve had the most intense craving for them. Salsa, cherry tomatoes, pasta sauce with beans… I’ve covered much of the standard tomato gamut in the last several days. [I suppose

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a twist on miso soup.

It’s unusually Vancouver-like in NYC today: cold, rainy, windy… lacking in mountains, though. Oddly enough, I had a great catchup with a friend from the west coast over tea this morning — it felt like home! I was thoroughly frozen

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zucchini tempura [raw, vegan, gluten-free].

Seriously. I don’t know how these turned out so well. I am THRILLED. I was inspired by the good people at Awesome Foods, who provided me with some excellent nourishment during tech week of the shows I was working the

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ayurveda for spring [5 easy ideas].

Ayurveda [the ancient Hindu art of medicine and prolonging life] has many practical applications for our daily lives, especially when it comes to eating in accordance with the seasons. In addition to the categorizing of body types by constitution [vata

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raw food for spring [5 easy ideas].

Spring is great time to incorporate more raw foods into your life. Not only are they cleansing and detoxifying for the body; fresh greens, sprouts, and new roots arecoming into season! It’s an easy way to get in touch with

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