Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got better? I became the food police, imagining that if I could control the food he and my kids ate, I could keep us all healthy and safe. I figured this made me a magnificent mom and wife as well; if my family was guzzling artichokes and homemade soups and never saw candy, I deserved high marks.Read More
Candy and sugar have once again invaded our world. It began innocently enough with a gingerbread house, then lingered with the red-and-green sprinkle cookies from friends, then endured with the classroom holiday parties, the candy canes that garnish every wrapped present, and the hot chocolate with marshmallows that lures my kids on these cold days.Read More
As I sat at the Thanksgiving table with extended family, I realized each person has a unique definition of what makes the much-anticipated meal delicious. Some are all about the gravy, others skip the meat and hoard the greens, while a different set piles on every carbohydrate. Each family member exhibits very different taste preferences, even though they share the same genes.Read More
During the holiday season, I am always trying to keep my cooking simple and healthy! I love a good white bean kale stew and adding your own homemade vegetable broth or chicken stock will give it more flavor as well as a boost of goodness! I have included the white bean kale stew recipe below as well as the homemade vegetable stock.