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04/24 2018

Easy and tasty roasted cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is another crowd pleaser that’s simple to make and healthy, too. When I roast cauliflower for Luke, my son, he is so excited and fights for leftovers (I’m a fierce competitor). Ingredients Cauliflower head, chopped into bite-sized pieces Olive oil Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Place chopped cauliflower in a baking dish. Pour Read More

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04/17 2018

One Bowl Wonder

This is another easy-to-pull together meal that tastes great and is super healthy, too. You can also whip this up with whatever you have in your cupboard and/or alter to include what you  like. The secret ingredient that pulls it all together is the avocado cream. It even tastes good by itself and pulls all the Read More

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04/11 2018

Easy Grilled Asparagus That Everyone Loves

When others ask me what my specialty is, I generally tell them “making healthy food taste great.” Nothing could be more true than with vegetables. I was determined years ago that my child would eat his veggies, and sure enough, he does today. Some creations took more trial and error than others, but my version Read More

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04/6 2018

Yummy Meatless Treat: Brussels Sprouts Pasta

I love making this meal when I’m in a meatless mood and am low are supplies in the cupboard. And there are very few occasions when I’m not in the mood for Brussels sprouts. This dish is simple to make and tastes a lot richer than it actually is. Ingredients 2-3 cups cooked pasta (Preferably penne or orecchiette) Read More

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10/14 2016

The Best Ever Brussels Sprouts

I have been a big fan of Brussels sprouts for a long time, so it is with great pleasure to welcome this veggie’s newfound popularity. Also with great pride, at a recent dinner gathering with my gym friends, someone halted the chatter to ask, “Who made the Brussels sprouts? This is the first time in my life Read More

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04/16 2015

Have a Cook-Off With Your Kid

One way to get your kiddos to eat healthier foods is to involve them in a cook-off or Iron Chef competition. It’s a sure-fired way to get them to eat their veggies. How It All Began This idea emerged when Luke, my 11-year-old son, told me he wanted to make his own soup – no Read More

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08/21 2013

My Favorite Summer Dinners

Though I’m sad that summer is almost over, it’s fun to celebrate the warm months by looking back at all my favorite dinners. This year, it is a mix of new dishes and old favorites. Tuna Pasta with Crispy Capers The original recipe for tuna pasta can be found in my favorite cookbook, License to Read More

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06/6 2013

Quiche A La Mel

  Quiches are one of these wonderful “kitchen sink meals” in which you can throw whatever you have in your fridge. The problem with this strategy is that some quiches turn out better than others. The last time I whipped one up, however, the recipe was worth saving. And fortunately, I actually wrote down the Read More

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05/14 2013

The Great Veggie Challenge: Dinner Finale

I just finished teaching a six-week course at Anser Charter School entitled the Great Veggie Challenge. After planting potatoes, touring organic markets and preparing a whole host of vegetables at my house, we celebrated by visiting Peaceful Belly to harvest vegetables and cook for parents.  Just the other day, Luke told me that his last day Read More

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05/7 2013

Great Veggie Challenge: Week 5

For six weeks, I am teaching a course at Anser Charter School in Boise called the Great Veggie Challenge for students in grades 1-3. The course description starts by saying: Are you ready to take the challenge and prove to yourself and your parents that you can eat – and actually like – vegetables? During Read More

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