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I know I should technically be diving right into holiday planning mode and/or helping you disguise your 5-day old turkey into curry or casseroles or croquettes. But luckily, I already did the latter last year (see here for turkey tikka masala and other treats), so I thought I’d take advantage of the rare lull to talk about something a little more practical than how to make eggnog for 18 of your boozy friends.
The biggest learning curve when I first went gluten-free was trying to navigate all the condiments and sauces that were now a landmine for wheat additives.… Continue Reading
You may remember that last fall I was chained to my stove non-stop developing recipes for Food & Wine’s website. I produced nearly 100 in my little kitchen sweatshop, and since they were broken down by category (like casseroles and fried rice) I ended up spending an inordinate amount of time hacking away at would be jack-o-lanterns and turning them into soups, stews, and many a wedge.
When they were finally published on F&W’s site in the Spring, I was still so sick of pumpkin I thought I would never bounce back. But one trip to a picking patch later, and here we are.… Continue Reading
I feel some daughterly Jewish guilt about being out of town for Father’s Day this year. And now that guilt is compounded by the fact that I’m celebrating the holiday virtually with an array of meats that my dad no longer eats. Next year, I’ll be sure to put together a fish and potatoes menu for the modern pescaterian’s Father’s Day. But in the meantime, I’m going to satisfy the cravings of all the stereotypical dads out there who think kale salads are for sissies.… Continue Reading
Before I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy 3 years ago, I pretty much subsisted solely on pasta. This might have explained why every time I tried to go for a run, my stomach would start spasming within half a block (spoiler alert: the culprit was a meatball sized brick of gluten lodged in my intestines, thanks to all those spaghetti dinners).
So when I had to revamp my diet, in addition to my beloved thin crust pizza, chicken fingers, and chocolate chip cookies, one of the things I was most terrified to give up was pasta. But it’s turned out to be one of the easiest things to substitute at home.… Continue Reading
Now that the Polar Vortex is a distant nightmare and the Farmer’s Market has begun to show many signs of life, I’m finally ready to dust off my salad bowl and start preparing for summer. And now that Memorial Day is officially upon us, that can only mean one thing: it’s time to get grilling.
Since many of us hibernated in a much more hardcore way than usual this year, it’s probably a good idea to ease into the summer season with a few BBQ recipes that won’t add to the pounds that have accumulated underneath our knitwear. These healthier Memorial Day food ideas are a departure from the man burgers we’re used to seeing on the grill.… Continue Reading
Perhaps it’s the 13-year-old Cosmo reader in me, but I love a good personality quiz. I’ve spent hours talking with my girlfriends about my results of this love language assessment, as well as guessing and analyzing the results of every single person I’ve ever dated. Then there was the more highbrow enneagram test, the results of which I found so poignant, I printed out the five page report to give to my therapist. So when Traditional Medicinals sent me their new plant personality test to try my hand at, I was excited to see if the teas I’d been enjoying for years were compatible with my inner herb nerd.… Continue Reading