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Meal Planning – a small miracle

Some of you were born organized – I wasn’t.   I’ve had to work hard to remain above the fray of chaos.  And one of the biggest ways I’ve improved my organization is with meal planning. My own journey with meal planning began in earnest about 15 years ago.  I love to cook, and my family … Continue reading

Food Hero — Marion Nestle

Independence Day in the USA is a good day to celebrate our nation’s heroes.  One of my  heroes is nutrition and public health professor  Marion Nestle.    She is an accomplished author and speaker and has helped shape food policy in our nation for many years.  She is a sensible person.  She works for the public … Continue reading

Four Questions

The subtitle of this blog is food + conversation + people = dinner.  I tend to focus on the food part, as that’s a strong interest of mine.  But I believe that the conversation part of the dinner is just as important.  Last night at dinner I was reminded of a simple practice that my … Continue reading

Eat a Rainbow

Rainbows are beautiful.  And they’re good to eat, too.  Nature has some great hints for what’s good for us.  When fruit tastes sweet and has a great fragrance, it’s at the peak of nutrition.  The fabulously deep green of kale and the rich orange of sweet potatoes are signs of full nutrition.  In general, the … Continue reading

Pantry Dinners

Sometimes life just happens – – you’re snowed in and can’t get to the store, or everyone is sick, or you’ve got too many commitments.  You still need to eat a good dinner.  A well stocked pantry can be just the thing to get a fast dinner on the table.  Remember the rule of three … Continue reading