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  I don’t like kale. It’s out in the open, like a confession to the priest (though I’m not Catholic). I have tried kale a number of different ways – baked, sautéed, raw, in dishes, salads smoothies and as kale chips. And still, I struggle to feel the love. Why should I care? Kale is...
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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...
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For the next seven 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 is: Are you ready to take the challenge and prove to yourself and your parents that you can eat – and actually like – vegetables? During...
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Growing up in the South, soup to me was a concoction made cream or cheese or both – broccoli & cheese soup, shrimp bisque, corn chowder. While a gumbo may have been less rich, it would take days to make (or so it seemed). That’s why I avoided making them when I got older – either...
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A few weeks ago, it was time for a weekly Winco visit and I was out of ideas. My left brain was tapped out and it was time for a new right-brained strategy. Though I share a number of these in my book, Eat In Not Out, I tried something new! I grabbed the October...
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Just this week in Boise, the temperatures took a major nosedive. Fall is definitely in the air! Have you experienced the same in your neck of the woods? If so, what better time to step into healthier habits! Fall is a great time to take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. If your big goal...
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This is a very typical meal for our family – chicken with veggies. Though this isn’t the most exciting dinner on the planet, I add a little zip by marinating the chicken all day, while at the same time minimizing the manual labor required at 6 p.m. The yogurt-based marinade is from an older issue...
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It’s halibut season again, and this is one of my favorite fish – especially prepared this simple, flavorful way. Halibut is a mild fish which takes on the flavor of a sauce very nicely. You simply have to be careful not to overcook halibut or it will dry out and taste terrible. This particular recipe...
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According to research by Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters®, Americans still struggle with the economics of eating well.  In fact, low-income families claim that cost is the biggest barrier to eating healthy foods. You don’t have to break the bank to eat well! To help shed some light on this subject matter, I am providing a...
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Would you mind tasting this? It’s my second book, Starting from Scratch, and I want to get readers’ thoughts on flavor and texture before it goes in the oven. Starting From Scratch picks up where Finding Life’s Secret Sauce left off, with a focus on how to fit healthier eating and cooking into your crazy, busy schedule. We’ve...
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