November 2011

Honey Cornbread (gluten-free, dairy-free)

November 30, 2011 Breads (gluten-free)

cornbread in basket with red kitchen towel

A crumbly square of hot cornbread is great comfort food. I’ve been making it since I first learned how from the original Moosewood Cookbook- so long that my substitutions have substitutions  (doesn’t that make me sound old!). I still use honey, even though with all the troubles honeybees have now, honey has gone from an […]

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Chipotle Black Bean Chili

November 30, 2011 Dairy free

chipotle black bean chili shown in a bowl set atop an aqua colored napkin

A hearty vegetarian black bean chili with chipotle chilis and other spices.

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Fennel, Blue Cheese, and Pear Salad

November 28, 2011 Dinner

salad with fennel, pear, and blue cheese

Braised fennel, fresh pear and blue cheese salad with walnuts and fresh greens.

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Healthy Holidays: Dinner Fail-Safes

November 27, 2011 healthy holidays

fender-bender dinner

Does someone in your house support your efforts to cook healthy? What are your fail-safes for getting meals on? Can you build in some extra ones for when things go wrong?

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Finding satisfaction at Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011 healthy holidays

Thankgiving table setting

My wish for all of you on Thanksgiving is that you will end the day feeling satisfied and yet not discouraged about your health and fitness goals. You’ll have to decide how

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Thanksgiving foods- tradition or change?

November 23, 2011 healthy holidays

vegetarian gravy

What do you really want to make and eat on Thanksgiving? Do you have a choice? Are you obligated to make certain foods, or sit down to a meal prepared by other people?

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Healthy Holidays: Built in exercise

November 22, 2011 Figure skating

Working exercise into your holiday routine: how to build it in to ensure it happens, in a fun, family-friendly way.

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Lentil Feta Quinoa and Mint Stuffed Squash

November 21, 2011 Dinner

stuffed acorn squash with feta, mint, black lentils, quinoa

Baked acorn squash stuffed with quinoa, feta, mint, and black beluga lentils.

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Organic produce- what’s it worth?

November 21, 2011 Health and Nutrition

Every time I travel, I notice far fewer organic grocery items on the shelves in supermarkets than when I am at home.  A recent article from the Seattle Times explains it– Seattle and San Francisco are the country’s top markets for organic produce. The article quotes a Seattle-area resident who shops at several price-competitive grocery […]

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Healthy Holidays: Quick Dinner Rescue

November 20, 2011 Dinner

pomegranate salad

To get through the Thanksgiving to Christmas challenge, it’s essential to find quick ways to maintain at least the basics of your health and fitness routine. When busy days make dinner a last-minute, unplanned task, a few “go-to” menus stocked in your fridge and pantry will allow you to serve something reasonably healthy.

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