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A Spring Chicken
Jun 24, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I’ve learned to stretch a tender pasture-raised 4-pound chicken into two meals by adding lots of grains and veggies the first night it’s served. I decided it was time to turn those leftovers into chicken salad— perfect timing with picnic season underway, right? All it needed then was some peppery greens which I plucked from the backyard and tucked with the chicken salad between a toasted sourdough roll from the local bakery. Read More
Farro: Whole Grain Goodness
Jun 21, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I love white rice, and so do my daughters. I’m pretty sure they’d eat a bowl of it every night if left to their own devices. Since moderation is key, it’s important to find more nutritional grains to help satisfy their regular appetite for grains. Right now, I’d like to introduce you to a new staple to stock in your pantry: farro. Read More
Hidden Treasures
Jun 18, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Marber
A few days ago, I hosted a barbecue and was shocked to learn that none of my guests had ever tried two of my favorite foods - jicama and quinoa. These not-so-well known foods are easier than you’d think to find in stores and are nutritional and delicious. Read More
Tale of Two Mayos
Jun 17, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
It’s the small things we tend to take most for granted. The same can be said about garnishes and condiments. Take mayonnaise for example. Even high-end sandwich shops use the standard jarred stuff, lavishing all the attention on the main ingredients. Being a purist, I set out recently to make mayonnaise from scratch. Read More
Cocktail Cakes
Jun 15, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Imagine serving up some pina coladas, strawberry daiquiris or margaritas on a dessert plate at your next summer cookout? It’s easier than you think with Booze Cakes (Quirk 2010), a new cookbook out this month. Read More
Banana Split, Coming Right Up!
Jun 10, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Marber
Are you one of those people who just can’t resist ice cream? Are you sick of feeling guilty for finishing that pint all by yourself? Not to worry, there is a solution, and it lets you eat as much ice cream as you want without thinking twice! Read More
A Cooler Cookout
Jun 8, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I find my recipe inspiration from many places. Some seemingly sensible, like memories of my Nana’s meatballs or remembering the fresh chopped garlic my mother would sprinkle atop grilled steak. Stumbling across my recipe for making frozen margaritas was totally accidental. In fact, it started out innocently enough as a kid-friendly recipe for strawberry slushies Read More
Sweet Relief
Jun 7, 2010 | Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

We've come up with a cool and nutritious way, in keeping with the spirit of the summer season, to safely soothe babies' painful, swollen gums - a homemade smoothie pop!

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The Ice(cream) Man Cometh
Jun 4, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
As your little one gets older, the ice cream truck becomes something of a toddler temptress. In the evenings, as the truck trolls by, my 2-year old goes running to the window, like a nosy neighbor to see the commotion. Once he flips the switch for the music, she makes her way to the center of the living room and breaks out in her Mr. Softee dance. An adorable sight, yes, and harmless since she hasn’t started begging for a buck to run outside and get her fix. Read More
The Lean Green Smoothie Machine
Jun 3, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Marber
In the early morning hours our metabolisms are just as sluggish as the rest of our bodies. So why make their jobs more difficult by feeding them complex carbs that are harder to digest? Before overloading your system with pancakes, waffles, and bagels, try drinking one of my Lean Green Smoothies to bring you energy that will get your day going in the right direction. Read More