How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
April 2, 2017 – 4:40 pm | Comments Off on How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

I’ll be the first to confess that elaborate mushrooms scare me a bit. The otherworldliness of enokis, the meatiness of King Trumpet stalks, the sponge-like texture of Lion’s Manes.
But I’ve been served Hen of the …

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Pumpkin Paletas
October 24, 2012 – 5:10 pm | 3 Comments
Pumpkin Paletas

I don’t remember all that much about the foods my mother made for us growing up, other than that things were pretty simple and homey.  Baked chicken with potatoes and broccoli.  Scrambled eggs with salami. …

Beans are the New… Everything
July 24, 2012 – 5:01 pm | 8 Comments
Beans are the New… Everything

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t eat beans or lentils in some form. Middle Eastern lentils and rice (mujjadara) and falafel… Mexican black beans with quinoa or rice… Indian Chickpeas with Spinach (Chana …

Nutrition News on my Radar
July 6, 2012 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments
Nutrition News on my Radar

There have been several seemingly unrelated news stories these past few weeks that set off my nutritionist red-flag radar.  Taken together, however, they underscore the ongoing importance of knowing the provenance of the food and …

PB2: As if Peanut Butter Wasn’t Perfect Enough
April 10, 2012 – 5:49 pm | 5 Comments
PB2: As if Peanut Butter Wasn’t Perfect Enough

In the parlance of the “Paradox of Choice,” I would be considered a “satisficer” rather than an “optimizer.”  That is, if something is good enough for me, then it’s good enough for me.  I don’t …

Spaghetti Squash Noodles
March 7, 2012 – 10:34 am | Comments Off on Spaghetti Squash Noodles
Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Oh, I’ve been waiting for Spaghetti Squash to resurface at the grocery store for awhile now.
I must have missed the local-ish New England crop last fall somehow.  Perhaps my attention was diverted by alluring acorn …

Kale Chips
November 29, 2011 – 11:18 am | 9 Comments
Kale Chips

I’ve been meaning to make Kale Chips for some time now, but recently the universe has conspired to provide the impetus for me to pick up a bunch of kale and get to it.
First, kale …