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Food bloggers descend on Seattle

September 20, 2013

If you’re in downtown Seattle this weekend in the vicinity of the W hotel, you may stumble across a person suffering from a food coma. Seattle is hosting the International Food Blogger Conference. I hate acronyms but I’m caving. It’s IFBC for the next few days. This whole healthy eating thing is on hiatus until […]

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Sustainability revisited

September 18, 2013

Sustainability is one of those  words that invites discussion. I’m not thinking about environmental policy or continuous business improvement. Or even the source of our seafood. What I’m playing around with these days is how to sustain the commitment to healthy eating day by day while juggling the realities of work and family. We got off […]

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Slinking back into action

September 15, 2013

It was the maple bacon waffle sundae at my birthday brunch that finally caused me to ponder not only my waistline but my absence from the blog. One year plus since I’ve posted weekly meal plans. I’ve been weak in many ways: Backing off on the themes, grabbing random sweets for snacks, despairing at the […]

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A teen’s observations of a plant-based diet

April 1, 2012

As I persist with our mighty mission to eat lower on the food chain, my sons are still not too eager to get into the game. The teen commentary goes something like this:  “You know, this would be better if it had chicken in it.”  Son #1 was peering at a serving of Thursday night’s meal […]

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An A-I dinner on the run (minus the feta)

March 24, 2012

An A-I dinner (minus the feta), a photo by dishesmenlikephotos on Flickr. Making dinner on the run for the last couple of weeks has prompted a focus on “what can I make in 20 minutes or less that’s still healthy”? Here’s the answer: Tortillitas with shrimp (a Bittman recipe for pancakes made with garbanzo/fava bean […]

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A teen tofu victory

March 1, 2012

“WHYYY … tofu?” Son #1 was carefully dodging the white cubes to pluck red pepper strips from the milky coconut curry sauce. “It’s just mush; it’s not real food.” “That’s what you’re going to be eating in the future, get used to it,” my husband retorted.  Tough love at dinner. It was the usual dialogue […]

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‘Fessing up with veggie doldrums

February 21, 2012

It makes my husband crazy when I buy berries in winter. Strawberries from Mexico, blueberries from Chile. Eating seasonally is definitely preferred.  And widening our carbon footprint with produce transported across multiple time zones isn’t in keeping with my values. The cause of my lapse? The annual winter veggie/fruit doldrums. It seems to hit every year […]

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A new year on the A-I way

January 17, 2012

The holiday chocolates have disappeared. Along with the tortillas that I became addicted to during our two weeks in Mexico. Last week seemed almost “normal,” a good time to get back to the anti-inflammatory eating plan that my husband and I count as a grand achievement from 2011. For our first full-week meal plan of […]

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Scandalous greens trump fish

December 12, 2011

“I’d rather eat this than fish.” Son #2 was digging into his second serving of braised greens during a Sunday dinner that was atypical, even for me. Braised chard with chorizo + braised kale with chick peas + tomato vegetable bulgur sauce + cornbread. All made possible by a husband willing to do all the […]

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Healthy eating requires balance (and resilience)

November 22, 2011

“Mom, don’t put this in your blog.”  Son #1 was earnest and I was amazed.  I had just labored, much longer than usual for a weeknight meal, over an extraordinary (IMHO) broccoli-basil mac ‘n cheese casserole.  Cheddar and swiss cheeses blended with a bit of sour cream and cherry tomatoes.  Mixed into hot whole wheat […]

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