Sometimes, you just want a cookie. Comfort me with chocolate, if you want me to keep on keeping on. There are times for rich desserts, surely. But I like to have a little energy cookie on hand that I can nibble before a workout. Those times when you don’t need a full meal, but you
They say that colds have nothing to do with the cold. Yet I just can’t shake the idea that getting chilled to the bone on a wintry day is a surefire way to invite the rhinovirus in. As the chill wind blows hard across the snowy landscape, it must be weakening me as it makes
This week, I taught a class on “superfoods.” Of course, that meant that I got to cook with some of my favorite flavor-, color- and antioxidant-packed foods. But one that I didn’t have room to squeeze into the menu was the cabbage. Sure, the blueberries and pomegranates get most of the limelight for their antioxidant
Tacos. We love them, whether they are from a taco truck or the ones you make with a powdered seasoning packet from the store. (Don’t scoff, I’ve been asked to make those by high end private chef clients, so somebody really connects with the spice packet!) Crunchy shells, soft shells, just give us tacos. So
It’s a big fat giveaway this month, and I’m so happy to be able to give you a shot at winning your very own brand new Vitamix! Yes, thanks to the generous folks at Vitamix, you can enter to win a 5200 model, to make all your blending dreams come true. Along with it, you’ll
Jazz Up Your Holiday with Lemony Pear Cupcakes It’s holiday time, and we are all rushing to find some fast and easy treats to serve our guests. Preferably something a little different from the standard sugar cookie. This is not the time to push anything too healthy, at least for dessert. All you need is
Your Holiday Shopping Just Got Easier Just in time for holiday entertaining, I’m proud to announce that my latest book has arrived in bookstores. The 300 Best Blender Recipes Using Your Vitamix (Robert Rose $24.95) is already #76 in Baby Food and #87 in Blender Books on amazon, so it is off to the races!
Do you ever suffer from “canning guilt?” That’s when you see flats of berries and crates of tomatoes, all at peak flavor and ripeness, and think, ” I should really get some jars and lids and put up some some of this gorgeous produce, if I only had more time.” And then you see your