3 Ways to Let Go of Stress in the Kitchen: Lessons I Learned When I Became the Cooking Student
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3 Ways to Let Go of Stress in the Kitchen: Lessons I Learned When I Became the Cooking Student

Last week I had a humbling and wonderful cooking experience that taught me three important lessons that I wanted to share with you. We had the great treat of welcoming an international student, Jing, into our home for part of her Spring Break. It was wonderful to provide a comfortable (I hope!) home for someone…

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4 Ways to Make Trying Something New a Success (with Kids or Yourself)

Each Monday I teach a cooking class to a group of first through fourth graders at a local school. The focus of the class is on cooking healthy snacks and goodies, but it is also a way for me to start to teach them some fundamental cooking skills and concepts. This week I wanted to…

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Chocolate Truffles: A Healthy Treat for the Holidays

We’re in it folks. That crazy time of year that starts with Halloween and goes all the way through New Year’s Eve. That time when we are bombarded with candies, cookies, cakes, and rich foods of many sorts. That time of year when we are running from one thing to the next. That time of…

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Cooking Projects for When You’re Homebound

As you have very likely heard, the East Coast is bracing for a weekend full of rain (if not a hurricane), which means many of us will be stuck indoors quite a bit in the coming days. I’m not going to lie, weather events like this and snow days (which hopefully we won’t get too…

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4 Cooking Projects to Do with Your Kids, Plus Watermelon Water

I am in the midst of three (3!) weeks with the kids home without summer camp, which means that I am doing that juggling act many of us experience at some point during the summer when we are trying to get work done and also provide fun and engaging activities for our kids (although I…

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Spinach Pesto and the Power of Preparing Foods in New Ways

I am currently co-teaching a cooking class to a group of 6-9 year olds. Our goals have been helping all of the kids to gain confidence in the kitchen, introducing them to new healthy foods, and exploring new foods and food preparations. Over the course of the past weeks we have been working with them…

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100 Days of Real Food Recipe Review: Veggie Corn Chowder

When I got the email from Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food inviting me to write about her new book/cookbook, I was incredibly honored and excited. Lisa is such an inspiration to me! Her passion for healthy food as well as her incredibly realistic and down-to-earth approach to cooking has inspired millions to rethink their…