Roasted Root Veggies

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Roasted seasonal root veggies are one of the great pleasures of fall and winter. This super-simple recipe will turn veggie haters into vegetable lovers!

Failure to Cultivate: A Response to Caitlin Flanagan on School Gardens

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Not sure how many of you saw, but recently in the Atlantic there was a scathing commentary by Caitlin Flanagan condemning school gardens. Nourish Network Contributor, Kurt Michael Friese, wrote a beautiful rebuttal on Civil Eats (a worthy site to visit for anyone who wants to explore sustainable agriculture and food systems and how they shape our world), and was kind enough to share it with us here. Thank you, Kurt!

Build a Healthy Pantry

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Healthy meals start with a healthy pantry. Stock up on these basics, from cooking oils and vinegars to whole grains, beans, legumes, salt and spices.

White Bean and Kale Ragout with Turnips and Sausage

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This ragout is a nourishing one-dish meal you can pull together on the busiest nights. Use any kind of beans, root vegetables and greens you have on hand.

Be Slim and Satisfied

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Satiety is what we feel when we’ve had enough; it’s what makes us stop eating and what keeps us full. As we amass more and more scientific research on the subject—on both sensory-stimulated behavior and physiological mechanisms—a more complete picture is emerging on just how our appetite is controlled. I'm hoping we focus on becoming more aware of the innate signals our bodies are giving us and the foods that are naturally satiating.

Finding Childhood Memories in Chopped Liver

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Alison gives her grandma's chopped liver recipe a healthy, upscale makeover. But the signature flavor that brings back happy childhood memories remains.

Chicken Pate with Brandy (Chopped Liver)

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Old-school chopped liver -- "Jewish pate" -- gets an upscale makeover in this simple make-ahead recipe.

Nourish Yourself in the New Year: Consider a Fast

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The topic of fasting may seem strange on a site dedicated to eating, but I'm going to argue that it's apropos. Fasting—even for a handful of hours—can help you recalibrate and enrich your awareness of how food affects you physically, mentally and emotionally.

Simple Udon Soup

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This udon soup is simple, satisfying and comes together in about 20 minutes from broth to bowl, using any kind of greens, meat, poultry or fish you have.

Dashi

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Dashi is about the easiest broth you can imagine, with a delicate yet complex flavor. All it takes is three ingredients and 10 minutes to make.