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    Why I Support Organic Dairy Farms

    I’ve been a proponent of the organic movement for a long time. I made the switch to organic dairy and meat products before I got pregnant for the first time, 10...
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    2018--It's Time to Be Bold!

    Happy New Year friends! Each year I pick a theme to kick the year off with. This year it's Be Bold. Don't expect me to dye my hair pink or move...
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    Gifts for Kids--Big and Small

    You may have already been supplied with a wish list for Santa or Hanukah Harry, but if you're still wondering what to get for your son, daughter, family friend or tough...
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    Gifts for Fitness Buffs

    (photograph by Hallman Productions; Creative Direction by Rocky Owens @box_of_rox) As a self-described fitness nut, I am always on the lookout for the latest gear that's going to help me maximize my...
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    Hostess with the Mostest Gifts

    We all know an amazing host--she or he is the one whose party everyone flocks to. She's the kind of friend who makes you feel at home and taken care of,...
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    Beauty-Lovers Gift Guide

    (photograph by Hallman Productions; Creative Direction by Rocky Owens @box_of_rox) I don't have a ton of time for beauty, but as I get--ahem--older--I realize I need to find products that work really...
  • Blog
    Gifts for Cooks and Bakers

                                                               (Photograph by...
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    But First--Seafood!

    If I asked you what was the number one thing you could do to live longer, what would you say? You might say “quit smoking” or “lower my stress levels” and...
  • Blog
    Back to School Hacks

      If your family is anything like mine, making the transition from the lazy days of summer back to the structured school year is no easy feat. We generally let the kids...
  • Blog
    Power Up, the Plant-Based Way

    As you can tell from the mix of recipes I post, I’m an omnivore. I enjoy everything from lentils to lamb chops. But, like many of you, I am taking steps...
  • Blog
    Family Food - Yes, you can find a happy, healthy balance!

    So many moms and dads have confided in me over the years and admitted that they hate feeding their kids. Yikes! Many describe it as a “thankless job” and believe me,...
  • Blog
    Popcorn Balls for the Oscars!

    Hey folks--here's a recipe that I worked on today. It is awesome, but you have to put it together very quickly. There's still time to make it before the Oscars!
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    Individual 5 Layer Dip

    It's almost the Super Bowl, which is one of the biggest food days of the year. I'll be totally honest, I don't really watch the game, but I love all the...
  • Blog
    My Mantras for a Totally Awesome Year!

    Well folks, here we are, at the very end of 2016. I've been feeling a bit melancholy over the loss of so many amazing people this year: Prince, George Michael, David...
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    Well friends, I saved this gift guide for last because it's loaded up with the stuff that I would most want to receive as a gift. This one was so much...
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    If you know me, you know I'm a beauty geek. I love trying new products, whether they're from the drug store or the latest boutique. Keep your glam friends or teens...
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    It's tough to shop for fitness buffs because they tend to buy new gear when they need it. I tried to gather up some fun items that your sporty peeps may...
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    Hey folks--here we are, at the start of December and I know you probably feel like I do--as though someone has hit the fast forward button on life. There's just too...
  • Blog
    Easy Spring Pasta!

    This simple and delicious weeknight dinner comes together quickly and is one of my favorites from Eating in Color.
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    It's Back to School Time! Send Your Kid Off with a Healthy Breakfast

    As summer comes to a close, my kids are super excited about heading back to school. It’s a time to reconnect with friends, explore their new classrooms and of course, show...
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    Awesome use for hot dog buns! Tuna Rolls

    Hi Friends--I hope you've been having an amazing summer! It's been hot and humid here in New York City and I've been doing everything I can to not use the stove...
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    Red, White & Blue Ice Pops

    Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have wonderful celebrations planned with family and friends, or a relaxing day at the beach. That's where we're headed. When we come...
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    Rhubarb-Plum Syrup and Cocktail!

    Happy almost summer everyone! The weather has been gorgeous here in Brooklyn, NY, and that means we've been outside grilling, playing and taking advantage of these fleeting, perfect days. Another thing...
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    Meatless Monday Farro Bowl

    I am a huge fan of farro, aka emmer. Have you tried it yet? It's kind of like barley, but the grain is bigger and has a nuttier flavor. Similar to...
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    DIY Cheddar Crackers

    I've been wanting to make homemade cheddar crackers. You know, the kind your kids are addicted to. And I also wanted to make a treat to enjoy while watching the last...
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    My Top 5 Rules for Stress-Free, Family Meals

    Ahh...the holidays. It is a wonderful time of year, but it's also an over scheduled, hectic, and often stress-inducing time. And guess what, even with all the extra social commitments, volunteering...
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    Easy, Healthy Weeknight Meal!

    If weeknights at your house are anything like mine, it's always a mad dash to get something (preferably healthy) on the dinner table in time. That's why I'm a big fan...
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    Fueling up for the New York Marathon

    Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer! As we enjoy the last few sweet weeks of summer, I wanted to update you on a project that’s really special to...
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    Reunited! Me and my Double Ginger Crinkles

    About two years ago I posted about refinding a beloved recipe for Double Ginger Crinkle Cookies that had originally run in the Washington Post back in the nineties. But then I...


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