Organic Food

Virgin Piña Colada Float—February’s Great Escape

Oh, how I love a virgin piña colada on a beach. I always order one (usually just one a year) on my first day of vacation in a warm place. It’s a delicious confirmation that yes, I really am on vacation in a warm place. Well, I am determined to recreate that happy feeling at […]

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Curry Chicken from Scratch

We never ate Indian food when I was a kid, except for this recipe. I am pretty sure my mother got it out of The Joy of Cooking. I’ve altered it a tiny bit (for instance, the book calls for raisins or currants and I don’t really care for that.) And of course I made […]

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How to Make a Hoagie (Healthy!)

Recently, I had the pleasure and honor of having Dr. Andrew Weil “stop by my kitchen” for a chat. He mentioned one of his favorite foods growing up in Philadelphia was a hoagie. A HOAGIE! I love hoagies! I think it’s a Pennsylvania thing. Sure, around the country they are now called “Subs,” or submarine […]

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A Visit to My Kitchen: Elizabeth Walling

Elizabeth Walling is in my kitchen today, talking about her favorite machine for slicing and dicing, a refreshing and replenishing drink, and a news story that is on her mind. Elizabeth is an independent health researcher and freelance writer. She writes the blog The Nourished Life for others who are also interested in improving their […]

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How to Make Crackers (It’s so Freaking Easy!)

It started with a picture I saw in the local paper about making crackers from scratch. I saved it, but then never found it again. But I kept thinking…how do you make crackers? And how would they taste different? So I decided to experiment. It was right before we were having lentil soup for dinner, […]

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The Freezer Saves the Day

This time of year, I’ll admit it, I don’t feel like cooking much. Everything in the garden is dead as a doornail. The farmer’s market won’t open again for months. It’s a cold pain in the butt to go to the supermarket every weekend. Therefore, I thank the Universe for my freezer. When we built […]

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What’s for Dinner? 5 Questions to Help You Figure It Out

Isn’t that always the question? Every day? And a challenge for the cook, too. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s hard, but it’s got to be answered one way or the other if people want to eat. I ask myself that question about five times a week. The other two nights, I’m either traveling or […]

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A Visit to My Kitchen: Jared Koch of Clean Plates

  Jared Koch is in my kitchen today, talking about his transformed childhood sweet tooth, favorite spices in the kitchen, and his thoughts on the current biggest news story.   Jared is the coauthor of the Clean Plates guide (Craving Wellness, 2009 and 2011), the only nutritionist- and food critic–approved guide to the healthiest, tastiest, […]

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