Archive for the The Other Half Category

Chocolate Brownie Faux-co-roons

Passover is just around the corner, and that always makes me think of macaroons! A few years ago I recreated my favorite macaroon since I wanted a healthier version of a seasonal childhood treat that wasn’t going to cost me an arm and a leg. A reader recently asked me

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21DSD Sugar and Sweetener-Free Lactation Cookies

In a previous post, I wrote about my Real Food Pregnancy, which changed dramatically from my first pregnancy in 2006. One of the things that changed most was my desire to be a nutrient-seeker–actively looking to include foods in my daily eating habits that would

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Pad Kra Praw (Thai basil chicken)

Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines, but I had only tried it once before I started dating my husband (and it was not love at first taste). Perhaps I didn’t know what to order, or perhaps the restaurant wasn’t very good. All I

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Spicy Kale with Toasted Coconut

I’m always looking for new ways to cook vegetables, especially the super-nutrient-dense ones like kale. It is a cruciferous vegetable related to cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, and its dark green leaves are full of vitamin K1, carotenoids, and calcium. Kale is considered a super food because

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No Time to Cook? Roast Your Veggies!

My latest post on the 21-Day Sugar Detox blog is all about roasting vegetables. This post was inspired by a client I’m coaching who wanted to work more vegetables into her diet. I suggested roasting vegetables, which is both time-saving and delicious! If you’re wondering how

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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 and the soul, right? I

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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 favorites, especially as I tweaked

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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 of years ago, I heard about

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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 remember, I prepared my own

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Salted Limeade

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 of sweet and a hint of

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