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A lose-lose proposition, resolved

Published on October 23, 2011 By Therese

I’ve been away for a while. You see, my husband and I decided to take a class in anti-inflammatory nutrition back in June. Little did we know it would be a LIFE-CHANGING experience. Beyond the fact that I dropped 11 pounds and my husband lost 20, we’ve been looking at our dinner plate in a […]

Shifting into better health with an anti-inflammatory eating plan

Published on June 18, 2011 By Therese

I’ve been MIA on the blog but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking.  First I drifted away because I simply was bored with food.  I started relying on Everyday Food, the monthly Martha Stewart magazine, to do the thinking for me. Meals were just okay , not much to report. Then, I heard about […]

Redemption through mac ‘n cheese

Published on May 9, 2011 By Therese

I’ve skipped posting our eats here for two weeks. The kitchen scene honestly has been challenging, due to busy schedules, and I’ve been well … bored culinarily (what a concept!). It’s not that I ducked out the kitchen entirely. I tried to motivate myself. Explorations included: Ginger lime cod in a bowl — a twist on […]

Tofu takes a turn on the rim

Published on April 6, 2011 By Therese

Sneaking tofu into Whole Grain Wednesday’s warm quinoa salad with shrimp and asparagus didn’t work out so well. “Mom, here’s the thing.  It has no taste.” Son #1 was carefully parking the fried tofu squares along the rim of his plate. “Don’t listen to him. It’s delicious!” declared my husband, ever the supportive voice at […]

Quarrels over quinoa

Published on January 19, 2011 By Therese

“I can’t eat that.” Son #1 stared at his plate, outright defiant. “But it’s an ancient grain grown 12,000 feet above sea level!” I explained, relishing every bite of the quinoa with grilled zucchini, red peppers, garbanzo beans and cumin. “No. You keep making all these meals from other places. South Korea, Antarctica, the Andes.”  […]

Sneaky cooking works like a charm

Published on November 22, 2010 By Trixie

I’ve seen those cookbooks that advise moms to trick their kids into eating their vegetables. All sorts of subterfuge is suggested to camouflage the undesirables as cutesy shapes or mask them under heavy sauces.  I never went for that plan. If the kids don’t recognize the veggies on their plate when they’re young, why on […]