My six-year-old son recently reported to me that my favorite food is salad. Salad? I thought. No way. My favorite food is not salad. It’s cheese. In fact, my dirty secret is that I don’t actually like to make salads.
In case you haven’t figured this out yet, I’m a really picky eater. And as summer has gotten into full swing again, I’ve circled back around to the fact that cookouts are a challenge for me.
Question: What do you serve your family when they visit for Thanksgiving? I’m not talking about the big meal. I’m sure you do the whole turkey and pie thing. (Or maybe you like to order takeout Chinese, who knows?) I’m talking about the rest of the meals. When your out-of-town family comes to stay for more […]
It’s the middle of February. Classically a time of year when folks lose interest in all their healthy intentions. How are you doing with your healthy goals? One of my ongoing goals is to eat greens in as many meals as possible. To be totally honest, I have realized that this usually means spinach, which […]
If you are ever thinking to yourself that you need to get more veggies into your diet, I have one excellent suggestion: buy a colorful vegan cookbook. (What, Melissa? This is a strange way to begin a post that is mentions salmon in the title…which is most definitely not vegan.)
If you’ve been hanging out here for a while, then you already know how dearly I love Sarah of Well Dined. She is one of my favorite people on the planet! Sarah has been unspeakably kind and generous to me in the seven years (!) we’ve known each other. She is thoughtful, thought-provoking, and hilarious. […]
Remember how I hatched a plot to eat greens at every meal? Yeah…desserts kind of got in the way of that healthy plan. But you know, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and I am still trying to focus on the greenery as much as possible! So this month for the Secret Recipe Club challenge, […]
I adore Indian food. I love the spices and the warmth. I love that Indian food is packed with things that are good for my body, and that it doesn’t taste like “health food.” Indian food is fantastic. But I’ve got to admit that I don’t cook Indian food at home very often. True, I love going […]
I’m not exactly sure how this happened, but I have become a little obsessed with tuna salad. Tuna salad is one of those polarizing foods: you either love it or you hate it, and there isn’t much of anything in between. In fact, I bet half of you have already wrinkled your noses in disgust. […]
Mind, prepare to be blown: Stir Friday. Yes…it’s the solution to my weekly pleadings with my family to name something other than pizza (Jake) or meatloaf (Dave) when I ask what to cook for dinner. Stir Friday. I love it for so many reasons: 1) it still allows room for creativity, because “stir-fry” is a […]