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Weight Watchers holds a very special place in my heart. There’s the whole I Lost 100 Pounds thing, of course. And the I Lost the 25 Pounds I Gained Writing a Cookbook thing. But there’s also something else, a significance in my professional life: Weight Watchers was my first food-writing client. Not long after I ...Keep Reading
I could write paragraphs about the wonders of mushrooms—how their meaty qualities make vegetarian food acceptable to carnivores, how they soak up whatever seasoning you’ve got, how they adapt to virtually any style of cooking (just on this site they star in pizza, atop penne, in risotto, and in one of my favorite skillet chicken ...Keep Reading
Now that we’ve re-acquired our backyard, we’ve made it a point to grill just about every warm weekend. Polynesian Flank Steak. Ginger-and-Honey-Marinated Chicken. Kebabs. Plain ol’ burgers. A farmers’ market worth of vegetables. It don’t matter, so long as food emerges with those deliciously charred grill marks. Every meal ends with s’mores, of course, which ...Keep Reading
Blah blah blah, my kid hates vegetables… Are you as tired of that refrain as I am? Tempted to start sneaking purees into your recipes, just so junior will get some nutrients—even if he has no idea he’s doing so? Well, don’t. Please. I’m pretty sure that the only way a kid can learn to ...Keep Reading