Brothy Lentil, Sausage and Farfalle Soup

Take that name to mean anything you please ... whether you make this soup out of chicken stock, turkey stock or vegetable stock, you can bet it'll be scrumptious. What elevates this above a standard chicken (turkey ... veggie) noodle soup are the copious amounts of carrots and celery, the beefy lentils, and the fun little topping of sauteed root veggies and sausage. PS - you can make this vegetarian and still have a super hearty soup.

This Holiday Season, Get Over the Guilt

Between Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I’m starting to feel gorged in every way. It happens every year for me right as November slides into December; I start to feel almost panicked about the cookies and treats and roasts ahead for the holidays. I start to feel a sense of gloom that I’m going to roll into the new year ten pounds heavier than I was at Halloween, which doesn’t feel so merry to me. Here's how I've learned to make the holidays both happy AND healthy.

I Have 20+ Holiday Recipes on the Shelves Right Now!

I'll often lose track of what articles I have coming out when until someone pings me and says, "hey, I saw your article!" But this month I'm turning the tables. I've got 20 something holiday recipes in various pubs on grocery store shelves at the moment ... and I wanted to let you all know!

All You Need for a Nourishing Thanksgiving Dinner

We've assembled our best Thanksgiving advice to take the 'frazzle' out of your 'feast' ... from leavening tests so your desserts won't fall flat to a decoder on 'natural', 'heritage' and 'kosher' birds, and more.

Can Oatmeal Make You Better At Math?

Like pumpkin pie oatmeal ... purported by Noemi to make you better at Math.

Orange and Dried Plum Bars, and Free Giveaway From Sweet and Easy Vegan

I consider myself a lucky girl for many reasons, one of them being that I have so many way cool colleagues in the food writing […]

Whole Wheat Couscous with Raisins and Almonds

I'm always on the lookout for a good whole grain dish. This whole wheat couscous is a winner on several fronts. It's tart and tangy, savory and sweet. It's super simple, and it plays as well as a side dish as it does a salad.

Pesto-Rubbed Butterflied Grilled Chicken

Chicken, pesto and a hot grill add up to a perfect simple summer dinner. Butterflying the bird makes this a quick whole grilled chicken recipe.

Making Healthy Kids Lunches FUN!

If you're in the Healdsburg, CA area, join me on October 2nd from 5:30 - 7:00 for a demo cooking class on making healthy kids lunches FUN! Details here.

Grilled Eggplant Steaks with Crazy Easy Tomato Sauce

Come summertime, a fast, healthy dinner is as easy as grilled eggplant and a speedy tomato sauce. It's a perfect vegetarian supper.