The lowly lentil is a pantry staple and a real star on the health front; knowing how to cook lentils will make your soups, salads, and side dishes all the more healthy and delicious. And they cook in just 20 minutes!

How to Cook Lentils

The lowly lentil is a pantry staple and a real star on the health front; knowing how to cook lentils will make your soups, salads, and side dishes all the more healthy and delicious....

A brightly-colored superfood salad that’s gently spiced and chock full of flavor, Curried Quinoa Salad turns an ordinary lunch into an extraordinary one. Or, round out your party menu with something for the health nuts in your family. They're going to love it!

Curried Quinoa Salad

A brightly-colored superfood salad that’s gently spiced and chock full of flavor, Curried Quinoa Salad turns an ordinary lunch into an extraordinary one. Or, round out your party menu with something for the health...

I updated my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup recipe with healthy, nutty quinoa. This Chicken Quinoa Soup makes an easy lunch option or a quick dinner that won't break your resolutions.  Add fresh lemon juice and cilantro for extra flavor and a preview of the spring days ahead. Ready in 30 minutes or less.

Chicken Quinoa Soup

I updated my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup recipe with healthy, nutty quinoa. This Chicken Quinoa Soup makes an easy lunch option or a quick dinner that won’t break your resolutions.  Add fresh lemon juice...

Once you know how to cook quinoa, you’ll find so many ways to use this ancient superfood. You'll love its nutty flavor and fluffy texture. It's fabulous in place of rice, couscous, or pasta and in your favorite soups and salads.

How to Cook Quinoa

Once you know how to cook quinoa, you’ll find so many ways to use this ancient superfood. You’ll love its nutty flavor and fluffy texture. It’s fabulous in place of rice, couscous, or pasta...

White Bean and Kale Soup

An easy recipe for White Bean and Kale Soup ready in just 30 minutes! Mash half the beans for thickness in the soup and leave the other half whole for added texture. Make it...

Worlds better than carryout, Cauliflower Fried Rice is a quick cooking, tasty weeknight staple and a super healthy plant-based recipe the whole family will devour.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Worlds better than carryout, Cauliflower Fried Rice is a quick cooking, tasty weeknight staple and a super healthy plant-based recipe the whole family will devour. Eating more vegetables can be delicious—and easy—when there’s Cauliflower...

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes combines two family favorites into one crazy delicious sandwich you’ll be asked (begged) to make on a regular basis. It’s lightning-fast to make in a skillet or crockpot, and is a sure thing with kids and adults alike.

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes combines two family favorites into one crazy delicious sandwich you’ll be asked (begged) to make on a regular basis. It’s lightning-fast to make, in a skillet or crockpot, and is a...

Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve had a Whiskey Sour cocktail; if so, it’s definitely time to revisit this old-school classic, made only with the freshest ingredients. And the best part, for me? The drink was first mentioned, way back when, in a Wisconsin newspaper.

Whiskey Sour Cocktail

Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve had a Whiskey Sour cocktail; if so, it’s definitely time to revisit this old-school classic, made only with the freshest ingredients. And the best part, for me? The...

If you’re crafting classic cocktails, sweetening your morning cappuccino, or spicing up a spongecake, it’s important to know how to make simple syrup. I have recipes for basic and extra-rich depending on your taste, and all you need are water, sugar, and a pot to hold both.

How to Make Simple Syrup

If you’re crafting classic cocktails, sweetening your morning cappuccino, or spicing up a spongecake, it’s important to know how to make simple syrup. I have recipes for basic and extra-rich depending on your taste,...

This isn’t a boozy strawberry slushy out of a machine; the Hemingway Daiquiri is as crisp and cool as it gets, made with rum, lime, and grapefruit-- shaken until icy.

Hemingway Daiquiri

This isn’t a boozy strawberry slushy out of a machine; the Hemingway Daiquiri is as crisp and cool as it gets, made with rum, lime, and grapefruit– shaken until icy. Easy rum drinks don’t...

Mexico’s national aperitif, the Paloma cocktail, is a simple tequila drink with a thirst-quenching, irresistible appeal. Move over Margarita, here comes something better!

Paloma Cocktail

Mexico’s national aperitif, the Paloma cocktail, is a simple tequila drink with a thirst-quenching, irresistible appeal. Move over Margarita, here comes something better! The Paloma, or ‘Dove’ in Spanish, is easy to admire. First...

Roasted Butternut Squash with brown sugar makes an amazing fall or winter vegetable on chilly nights, and a perfect accompaniment to a baked chicken or roast.

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash with brown sugar makes an amazing fall or winter vegetable on chilly nights, and a perfect accompaniment to a baked chicken or roast. A sturdy winter squash with dangerous curves and...

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