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The Best-o Pesto

I remember when I first moved to California. I had never heard of a Farmer’s Market back east. Sure, we had farm stands but I grew up in the country. Back then, everything was organic; my neighbor was dropping off bags of zucchini she grew in her yard. Man, that makes me sound old. “Kids, […]

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Quick and Easy Dips

Instead of opening a jar of olive tapenade or a dip from the refrigerated section of the market, consider making your own. If you keep some key ingredients on hand and have a small food processor or blender, you are in business! The olive tapenade is so easy and so much better when made fresh. […]

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The Best Quinoa Pilaf

I attended a veggie pot-luck dinner with some friends recently. I look forward to meeting up with this group because they are so creative with the use of grains and veggies (ahh, people after my own heart!). Ironically, the family chef brought only wine because I am currently without a kitchen (more to come on […]

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Yummy, Yummy in my Tummy!

Yes, that is what my 4 year old said tonight of dinner. And what was it? An easy, tasty dish that was ready in less than 31 minutes (just in case Rachel has that 30 minute thing copyrighted!): Grilled Italian Sausages served on top of Lentil-Rice Pilaf with Peas. My family really likes sausages (remember, […]

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Soup is on

Many parents will tell me they have difficulty getting their children to eat vegetables. I have noticed the same thing even with my children but I notice it seems to change on a daily basis. Sometimes the 4 year old will eat a bowl of salad and won’t touch the meat. The next day he’s […]

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Hummus at Pre-school? Really??

This past year, I have been helping my son’s pre-school with their snack program. They went from goldfish and graham crackers to organic produce, yogurt fruit shakes and whole grain, high fiber crackers. The children are very happy and the parents are even happier. I have a philosophy about kids and eating. Don’t make assumptions. […]

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