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Kitchen Tools: Sharp Knives

Several months ago, I wrote about wanting to go through my cookbooks and either start using them or give them away. I have finally started on that project. When I opened up Kenji Lopez-Alt's The Food Lab, I started reading the almost 100-page…

Meal Planning: As easy as 1, 2, 3

For those of us who are working on health and wellness goals, meal planning is an important tool in helping us reach those goals. As the old saying goes, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. When we first think of meal planning, it can…

What is Best? Cooked or Raw

My son, husband, and I were working at home one day last week when my husband volunteered to pick something up for lunch for all of us. Usually, we eat whatever we have in the house, so when he offered, my son and I let out an emphatic yes.…
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Preserving the Nutrients in Our Foods

We all know that our soil is being depleted, most of our farms grow the same few varietals, our food often travels long distances to reach us, and most of our grocery store shelves are filled with refined, processed foods. The result of all…

Carrot Top Pesto

Carrot top pesto! Yup, this super simple "pesto" recipe is made from carrot tops and is dairy-free for those who are avoiding dairy. A special thank you to Laura Reoch, https://september-days.com/ for the picture!⁠ I love when friends join…
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Talking Fish

Talking Fish We have all had fish that tastes fishy.  Serve fishy fish to your kids or spouse just once and they won't eat it again for years. And yes I know that from personal experience with one of my kids who just started eating fish,…

Family Meals

As a child, our family dinners were spent focused on two topics – sports and politics. The political discussions were always heated and while the disagreements around sports were just as strong, they were not nearly as charged with emotion.…