Smart, clean, lively prose: That’s what I deliver. My specialties are food writing; parenting & women’s issues; diet, nutrition & women’s health; and corporate copywriting. Whether it’s a set of overnight breakfast recipes for Fine Cooking, an essay about raising a picky eater for The New York Times’  Motherlode, or a feature about a historic grain company for The Washington Post, I always find a new insight, an illuminating angle. I’ve been writing for more than 20 years, projects as varied as restaurant reviews, 1200-word features, and book publishers’ catalogs, and I’ve never missed a deadline.

My first cookbook, Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals & Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents, was published by William Morrow. My essay, “The Imperfect Family Kitchen,” was selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing 2015.

Following are select samples of my work.


You Cooked What? I’ll Trade You Granola!The New York Times
Daisy Flour’s Heritage Grain ProjectThe Washington Post
A History of Heirloom SeedsEating Well
Learn to Love Ugly Fruits & VegetablesEating Well
Urban Farming Goes to School, Eating Well
Baked Apricot French ToastFine Cooking
Buckwheat-Bacon WafflesFine Cooking
Dried Cherry & Coconut GranolaFine Cooking
Overnight Gingerbread Steel-Cut OatsFine Cooking
Sausage & Egg Enchiladas with Tomatillo SauceFine Cooking
Hail Mary PastaOprah.com 
Eat Like a Mom Series, TheKitchn.com
Beet BrowniesToday.com
Chicken PeperonataToday.com
Chinese Cooking Intensive
, WeightWatchers.com
Easy Passover Lunches, WeightWatchers.com
Holiday Feasts, Global Style, WeightWatchers.com
How to Make a Whole Chicken Fly, WeightWatchers.com
Luxe on a Budget, WeightWatchers.com
Most Valuable Ingredient: Canned Tomatoes, WeightWatchers.com


Why I Am Leaving My Kitchen, HuffingtonPost.com
Organic on the Cheap
 (cover story), Kiwi
Just the Facts: Decoding Food Labels (popup), Kiwi
Baby-Led Weaning, Mom365.com
The Food Writer and Her Picky Eater, Motherlode (The New York Times)
The Well-Stocked PantryParents
Foodie Mom, Picky Kid, Parents.com
A Mom’s Take on the New Dietary Guidelines, Parents.com
Why I’ll Still Buy Organic, Parents.com
Feed a Family of Four on $10 a DayTime Out New York Kids
Ways to Get Vegetables into Your Kid’s LunchboxToday.com



Coming Home: My First Week Home with BabyAmerican Baby
Special Delivery: 6 Drug-Free Ways to Ease the Pain of Labor, Natural Health
Got a Picky Eater? RelaxParents.com
The Switch Witch
Earn Six Figures Doing What You Love, Redbook
Dinner Parties: How to Plan and Setting the Scene, WeightWatchers.com
Starting Your Own Garden, WeightWatchers.com


Cool Way to Firm Up Sagging SkinBottom Line Secrets
Are Your Tea Bags Toxic?Daily Health News
Drug-Free Magnet Therapy for Tough-to-Treat DepressionDaily Health News
How Your ApoE Genes Lead to Diabetes or Heart DiseaseDaily Health News
Losing It (popup), Fit Pregnancy
Overcome Diet Crises, Fitness
Log on to Lose WeightFitness
I Lost 100 Pounds, But My Struggle with Food Was Just Starting, Redbook
Can This Dieter Be Saved: Little Miss Perfect, Weight Watchers Magazine
Can This Dieter Be Saved: Heavy with Envy, Weight Watchers Magazine
Navigating the Gym, WeightWatchers.com


Best PizzaCleanPlates.com 
Fragole, CleanPlates.com
Siggy’s Good FoodCleanPlates.com
Smooch Cafe, CleanPlates.com
Benny’s Burritos (east), NewYorkMagazine.com
Benny’s Burritos (west), NewYorkMagazine.com
Canaletto, NewYorkMagazine.com
Grace’s Trattoria, NewYorkMagazine.com
La Pizza Fresca, NewYorkMagazine.com
Mr. Chow, NewYorkMagazine.com
Ciao, Williamsburg
Time Out New York Kids
New-School EatsTime Out New York Kids
The City’s Best Hot DogsTime Out New York Kids


Feed the Parents, WeightWatchers.com


Hyperion’s seasonal catalogs (pdf)
Dutton’s seasonal catalogs (pdf) I write the entire Dutton section.
Reading Group Guide, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Reading Group Guide, Kabbala
Reading Group Guide, For One More Day

2 responses to “Portfolio”

  1. Amy Wright

    Hello –

    I am looking for a link to the article you wrote for EatingWell magazine. It was titled “The Greenhouse Effect: How Urban Farming is Transforming Science Education” so I can share it online. Is this something you can help me with?


    1. Debbie Koenig

      Amy I don’t believe it’s online yet! I haven’t found it, at least. If/when I get a link, I’ll send it your way.

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