Christmas Morning Frittata

On Christmas morning, my family demanded a repeat performance of last year’s frittata. I was happy to oblige. I used to be intimated by frittatas, assuming they had a soufle-like level of difficulty. But then I realized otherwise. Frittatas are a mixture of eggs, cream (or half and half, milk), cheese, vegetables, and other flavors […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ABCs of Nutrition: Learn How to Cook

A fundamental (but maybe not obvious) way to improve your health and well-being is to learn how to cook. In fact, that’s why I wrote a book about it. After all, how can you possibly count calories or grams of fat if someone else is always making meals for you? Buying and preparing your own […]

Great Veggie Challenge: Week 4

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 opens 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 […]

Great Veggie Challenge: Week 3

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 […]

Great Veggie Challenge: Week 2

For 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 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 […]

ABCs of Nutrition: Say No to Diets

Last week, I offered my mantra for eating well: eat to feel good (not to be skinny). My personal bias is that an obsession over calories and grams of fat and carbs can lead to overeating and excess weight. How many of you have tried a weight loss diet? Over the years, there have been a […]

The Great Veggie Challenge: Week 1

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 […]