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snacks and essentials for healthy travel
My husband, the kids and I are off to Europe today for 3 weeks!  It is always exciting to go to on vacation to someplace fabulous, but it takes a lot of advance planning to make sure everything goes...

how to freeze stock and other liquids
I am totally obsessed with homemade stock.  It's one of those foods that you'll never find the same quality in store-bought, so I always make it for soup-making at home and for my classes, which means I need...

why you should use unbleached parchment paper
You have probably noticed that I line my baking sheets with unbleached parchment paper instead of cooking directly on the surface or lining them with aluminum foil.  And if I want to roast a head of garlic, I always...

why you should soak your nuts and seeds
Per my last post, nuts and seeds should be soaked for the same reasons as grains and legumes.  Nuts and seeds also contain compounds that impair digestion, reduce mineral absorption and nutrient...

why you should soak your grains
Jenni Kayne asked me to share with her readers one of her favorite tips that I have taught in class -- soaking grains.  So we have collaborated on a today's post!  Do check out her amazing lifestyle website,...

the best drink to start your day: warm water and lemon
It’s a new year and chance are, you’ve made some resolutions.  I spent New Year’s Eve with my husband’s family, and when we went around the table sharing our goals for 2014, most of us had better health and...

a holiday cooking class with jenni kayne and the chalkboard
I had the pleasure of once again joining The Chalkboard Mag (one of my favorite sites), Jenni Kayne and her friends in the kitchen for another cooking class and luncheon, this time with a Christmas theme.  Even though I...

planning a happy thanksgiving — 1 week and counting!
This post has been edited from the original which was published on November 17, 2011. Wow, the last three weeks have gone by so quickly!  I am very excited to celebrate Thanksgiving -- we have a super fun crew joining...

planning a happy thanksgiving — 2 weeks and counting!
This post was originally published on November 10, 2011. Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away!  Is the exclamation point there to emphasize panic or joy?  I'm excited!  I've been teaching quite a few Thanksgiving-themed classes as of late and I'm feeling...

planning a happy thanksgiving — 3 weeks and counting!
This post has been edited from the one originally published on Thursday, November 3, 2011. If you followed the advice in my post last Thursday, perhaps you now have a general idea of how many guests you will be...