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five friday favorites 10.17.2014
Happy Friday, everyone!  Is it me or are the weeks FLYING by?  I've got some new favorites to share!   neat-os I am crazy about these neat-os bags.  Rachel, the founder of neat-os, came to one of my cooking classes and gave...

five friday favorites
Hi friends!  A few of my cooking class students suggested that I post onto my blog every week a few of my favorite products that I mention on Instagram, Facebook and in my classes.  They thought it would be...

what you should know about luncheon meats and what i buy instead
Now that school is back in session, I know we are all in lunch-making mode, among other things.  I always talk about how important it is to ensure the kids get enough protein throughout the day, especially when they...

international travel tips
We’re back!  We had a great trip to Europe, and, despite missing our connection in London on Sunday and being stuck there for 24 hours without our luggage (!), we made it back safe and sound.   I had...

stressed out? 8 foods to take the edge off
  Are you stressed out? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel stressed these days for a variety of reasons.  Unfortunately, all that tension and worry can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health. Stress and its...

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,...