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Tummy Healing Chicken Soup


When I was growing up, whenever I wasn’t feeling well my mom would make me chicken noodle soup. Okay, actually she would open a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, but the thought was the same–chicken soup feeds the body […]

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Confetti Latkes and a Giveaway!


Way back in 2013, I posted a recipe for Confetti Latkes…and if you haven’t made them already, here’s your chance! Just thinking about them stirs up wonderful memories of learning to make them with my granny–I can taste them now. […]

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Beyond Rice and Roti: Adapting Ethnic Cuisines for the 21-Day Sugar Detox


I’m excited to tell you about my latest contribution to the 21-Day Sugar Detox program! You may already know that I’m fan of the 21-Day Sugar Detox. I have lots of 21DSD-friendly recipes on this blog, I became a Certified 21-Day Sugar […]

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Indian Wedding Part 3: The Wedding and Reception

This is Part 3 of a 4-Part series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. If you’ve never been to an Indian wedding, prepare yourself for a bit of a culture shock! In most American weddings, the wedding takes […]

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Caribbean Coconut Rice and Beans


Way back when I was a high school English teacher, the school I taught at performed a Caribbean-inspired musical called Once On This Island, and included in the program was a recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Caribbean Rice and Beans. Both recipes became instant […]

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Bakin’ Bacon


Do you like bacon? I like bacon. My husband and kids like bacon. Bacon makes it better, right? But bacon is so time consuming and messy to make, especially when I’m cooking enough to feed five people! There must be a better way… A couple […]

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Breakfast Schedule


Growing up, I typically ate boxed cereal, instant oatmeal, or toast with margarine and jelly. Weekends meant French toast or pancakes, and maybe scrambled eggs and bacon. My parents both worked full time, so for as long as I can […]

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Salted Limeade

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This recipe is inspired by Chanh Muoi, a Vietnamese salty lemonade made with preserved lemons. I tasted it recently when enjoying my favorite new food (pho) and it was amazing! I love the tartness of the citrus with a bit […]

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Jerk Chicken


Many years ago, before B and I were married, he was a regular patron of a small Caribbean restaurant and catering company that served whatever the owner decided to make that day. There were usually 4-6 choices written on a […]

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The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook

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As part of Diane Sanfilippo’s team, I often receive advance copies of new books, and the cookbooks are by far my favorite. They provide inspiration, escape, and new recipes for me to try. And the mouth-watering food photographs are this […]

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