Organic Food

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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Chocolate Milk Float: January’s Dead of Winter Treat

This one was Eve’s idea. I actually was out of float ideas, trying to think what is seasonal and fitting for January—when, I am sorry people, there is NOTHING, nothing, that is in season. (And I don’t want to hear from anyone in California about all the good stuff you have out there. Anything good […]

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Huevos Rancheros: My Favorite Hefty Breakfast!

If for some reason or another I only had one breakfast left on this planet to eat, I would have huevos rancheros. Dinner or lunch, I might need to go with fried chicken, but breakfast…most definitely huevos rancheros. I have a rule when I travel: If I see Huevos Rancheros on the menu, I must […]

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