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While the Polar Vortex has given my immune system a serious run for its money, I usually find my seasonal colds hit me just as the weather starts to turn – right when you least expect it. To keep my body on its toes this March, I’ve been eating a lot of cold-fighting foods.
Most key immune system boosters – garlic, ginger, turmeric – are things I usually add to my cooking. In addition to being incredibly good for you, these dishes are packed with flavor. And it’s always important when eating healthy to make sure your food leaves you feeling satisfied, so that the good stuff doesn’t also have to fight off the junk food that might follow.… Continue Reading
I’m heading to Mexico today for a retreat with a group of inspiring fellow creative entrepreneurs. I’ve been looking forward to this all year. But one unanticipated consequence: I’m going to miss the Oscars!
As you may remember from last year, Oscars Night is one of my favorite holidays. Stuffing your face with pirate’s booty popcorn and other pun-y dishes while watching starlettes parade (and fall) in their size 2 gowns is one of my favorite masochistic delights. This year the Best Picture category gave me a lot of regional things to work with for my hypothetical Oscar party food.… Continue Reading
I’m generally not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. But since it comes along so close to the New Year, I think it can be a nice to time to check-in and set intentions for your relationship. For those of you who add some sort of healthy eating resolution to your list every year, this might be the time to make a pact together on how you’re actually going to make good on those promises.
New York has been so snowy lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been holed up in a little ski chalet working from home. Next weekend I’ll be off for real to a big lodge in Vermont. The same crew that organized my Labor Day adventures is bringing back Camp No Counselors for a winter session. I’ll be helping out with the Sunday night dinner and also in the judging of our chili cook-off. To get in the spirit of the slopes, I thought I’d put together some cozy après ski recipes for all you bunnies out there who prefer to hang around the lodge and cook.… Continue Reading
Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love watching football…perhaps only slightly more than I love eating certain types of fruit. But I do love watching the Super Bowl, and mainly because of all the edible distractions that steal my attention from what’s going on on the small screen. It’s easy to not watch football when you’re elbow deep in a tray of guacamole. And I love any excuse to eat like a pig.
To celebrate the big game, I put together 7 of my favorite taco recipes. Some of these I developed for Food & Wine’s website, and others have just been a longtime favorite at my table, regardless of whether or not anyone is hiking a ball in the background.… Continue Reading
Happy New Year!
I feel like I said this every day of December – but where the heck did the year go? I can’t believe it’s 2014.
When I think about it though, a lot of delicious things have happened. I cooked over 100 new recipes for this site, and 5 times as many people stopped by to check them out as last year – surpassing all my goals and expectations. I am so humbled by and grateful for your readership, and for making my wacky little food career possible.
It was interesting to look back and see which 10 recipes were the most popular in 2013.… Continue Reading