Roasting Veggies 101

We got our first significant snowfall last weekend. I used the unexpected snow day to prep some of the veggies I had around (including acorn squash from a recent Hungry Harvest delivery). It was a perfect time to make some kale chips! They were a great snack to have around whenever the munchies hit. Even…

Farro Tabbouleh with Feta and Dill

I’m a big fan of parsley and not only as a pretty green garnish on a plate. I love recipes where you can really taste it. So the traditional Mediterranean salad, tabbouleh, is a favorite of mine. Here, I sub in farro – a yummy, chewy ancient grain – for bulgur wheat. I love me some bulgur, especially because it’s so…

Citrus-Studded Chop Salad with Salmon and Arugula

It’s the first week of my healthy eating challenge and although I’ve done well sticking with the austere parameters, I had a few “processed food moments.” On Wednesday, I toed the line by ordering the “Healthy Wrap” and a Coke Zero from the cafe in my building. The sandwich is pretty much a vegetable salad…

January: The Most Well-derful Time of the Year

January is one of my very favorite months of the year. It seems like everything is focused on wellness. Healthy living-related content is everywhere you look: morning news, magazines, social media, you name it. One of my best friends has organized a 30-Day Clean Eating and Fitness challenge as a reset. I agreed to participate…

Eating Organic and Reducing Waste with Hungry Harvest

A while back, my sister, Renee, told me about a company called Hungry Harvest. Now my sister is not just any sister 🙂 She is a legit authority on local eating and food sustainability issues and literally wrote the book on eating local in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Over the years, she and I have…

The Joys of Small Scale Entertaining

It’s really hard for me to throw a small get together these days. We have a big group of close friends. This includes friends from grade school, high school, college and two handfuls of great “work” friends acquired during professional life…plus everyone’s significant others…plus their kids in many instances. Even our family-only gatherings (not counting…