3 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Quinoa

3 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Quinoa

Whenever I cook grains – rice, quinoa, barley, farro, bulgur, etc. – we end up with leftovers, no matter how hard I try to make a small batch. Usually I put these extra grains to use in soups and salads, but the quinoa always seems to remain. So recently, I experimented a little with leftover quinoa… Continue Reading

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Spicy Winter Slaw with Salsa Roasted Tofu

Spicy Winter Slaw with Salsa Roasted Tofu

Salad is a nightly staple at our house. Not only do we really enjoy salad, but my husband and I notice that we just feel so much better when we’re eating it frequently. Whenever we’re traveling or out of our normal eating routine, we both can’t wait to get back to our nightly salads. This is especially true from… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Kid-Friendly Salad

How to Make a Kid-Friendly Salad

When Lucy was two years old, she came over to the table where I was eating a salad and opened her mouth for a bite. Until this moment I honestly didn’t even know a toddler could or would eat salad. But she loved it, came back for more, and has been enjoying salad ever since.… Continue Reading

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Freekeh and Broccoli Salad (and Why I Eat Grains)

Freekeh and Broccoli Salad (and Why I Eat Grains)

Grain-free diets are all the rage. But before you dive into one, ask yourself these questions: Do I suffer from a medically diagnosed digestive disorder? Have I already tried reducing my consumption of processed carbs? Do I eat mostly whole, intact grains in reasonable portion sizes? Have I sampled a wide variety of grains? If your… Continue Reading

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Nectarine and Goat Cheese Crostini with Fresh Parsley

Nectarine and Goat Cheese Crostini with Fresh Parsley

It’s hot out, which means I’m not cooking much these days. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t eating well. With nearly every kind of summer produce in full swing, our very simple meals have been bursting with color, flavor and nutritional value. It’s the best! Lucy’s favorite dinner right now is a big platter of fruits, veggies,… Continue Reading

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Cilantro Chive Yogurt Dip

Cilantro Chive Yogurt Dip

A few years ago my friend Christa introduced me to the Cilantro Chive Yogurt Dip at Trader Joe’s. I was instantly obsessed. This creamy dip was perfect with crunchy raw veggies, crackers, pita and even spread on wraps and sandwiches. It’s kind of like a grown up version of ranch, but with more flavor and… Continue Reading

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