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There’s Something About Pinterest

March 14, 2012
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As an entrepreneur, a blogger and someone who just likes pretty pictures and organizing my thoughts, Pinterest is genius to me. When I see a cute pair of wedges in a fashion magazine or a recipe I want to try, I love to tear the pages out. Yes, I’m that girl on an airplane who […]

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Turnips Two Ways

March 12, 2012
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Wait, before you “turn up” your nose …reconsider the turnip. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten turnips. They’re so often overlooked, because most people don’t know how to cook these ruddy little root vegetables which are high in Vitamin C. Then I had braised turnips at Locanda in […]

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Winterize Your Salad

February 21, 2012
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Salads are one of my favorite ways to eat my greens, but in the dead of Winter a cold meal doesn’t always appeal to me. Did you know that just like you winterize your car, you can make your salads more winter friendly too? Here are some of my tried and true tips:   Add […]

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How To Make Veggies Taste Better

November 14, 2011
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I cannot even believe I just wrote that title! The truth is, I love vegetables and think they taste great. But, I’ve been reading a fabulous book by Kathleen Flinn called The Kichen Counter Cooking School and have discovered that perhaps not everyone shares my sentiments about veggies. The fact is that when many people […]

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A Souper Weekend

October 31, 2011
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I spent the majority of last week on a business trip in London tempered by a brief, but much-needed visit with my bestie, Kathryn, who is living there for a stint working for the 2012 Olympics. When I returned home on Friday, jet lag in tow, I was in need of  a restful weekend, ready […]

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Are You on The Boyfriend Diet?

October 13, 2011
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There are boyfriend jeans and boyfriend sweaters and then there is the boyfriend diet. All may be comfy, but one will leave you feeling pretty crappy. For years, I thought I was the only person who struggled to balance my healthy diet with the favorite foods of a hungry boyfriend. I’ve never been one to […]

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Kitchen Sink Sweet and Spicy Stir-fry + a tangy sauce

October 5, 2011
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Last night I was walking home with my friend Robyn when I proclaimed that I had nothing to eat in my house – not even a can of beans. It was true, mostly. I had been out of town for four days and was to leave today again for another long-weekend trip. Hence, no food. […]

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Lovely Little Lentil Salad

July 15, 2011
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I’ve been vowing to eat more lentils lately but cooking them always seems to be a chore for me. Then, my friend and fellow Health Coach tipped me off to Melissa’s steamed lentils which I had seen before, but hadn’t considered using in my cooking. It turns out, they were the perfect solution to my […]

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Keep It Simple for Summer

July 13, 2011
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Roasted summer veggies My rule of thumb for my kitchen is to keep it simple. Food tastes best when the natural flavors of the ingredients enhance and complement each other, not when it is overcooked and smothered in heavy sauces. Likewise, nutritious and delicious food shouldn’t take a lot of time to prepare. While the […]

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