Archives for September 2011

I bought this little American Heart Association kids cookbook because Owen likes to cook with me. We made the chicken fingers and I probably loved them more than either Owen or Noah did. I guess they are just one of those kid foods I never outgrew. But, Scott liked them too, so you can confidently […]

This is my sister Anna’s recipeMakes 8 bowls of soup (how many that serves is up to you!) The way your house smells when the veggies are roasting is the best part of this soup, but it tastes only slightly less amazing. Super easy and super healthy — did you know tomatoes are a heart-health […]

Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food Ooo this one is so good! It has a great, silky texture and is spicy and pumpkin-y and delicious. It is not sweet, so I served it with maple butter (to my brunch guests), though I loved it plain or, gulp, with my Smart Balance margarine (I really […]

From Cooking Light Magazine Serves 8 Sounds weird, is good. Trust me. The sweet nuttiness of the squash combines with the salty, tangy cheeses to create a great approximation of cheddar Bechamel, but with only 6 grams of saturated fat for a really generous serving (vs. 36 grams for the real stuff). I’ve had other squash […]

I hope everyone has seen this funny and really, far too realistic video, produced by Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association’s women’s heart health campaign. The day of my heart attack started as a totally normal day, and I expected normalcy to resume at any moment (hmm, still waiting). I called Scott from the ER […]

I now take 12 pills a day. Me, the self-righteous riot grrl who demanded to see the results of studies of this drug or that drug on women and then refused to take them when the doctor admitted there was no such thing. Me, the nervous first-time mother who wouldn’t even take fish oil supplements while […]

It’s a rare recipe that turns out well when you substitute a low-fat or fat-free version of something, especially dairy. And don’t even get me started on margarine. For some ingredients, there really are no substitutions. Since I plan to live and therefore must eat this way for decades, I’m determined that my food be foodie-worthy, […]

Those who know me know that I’m a serious cook and a serious eater. I love food and everything about it: the farmer’s market, pretty linens, cookbooks, dutch ovens, china, my gourmet grocery store, aprons, my dining room, and people, always the people. Food is a language of comfort, of companionship, of caring, of fun. Food […]

Serves 4 hearty eaters, with a bit left for you for lunch the next day. Adapted from Real Simple magazine 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped red onion 1 tsp crushed garlic (from a jar) 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives (about 12) 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes with juice kosher salt […]

Alright ladies, listen closely. If you haven’t ever had your cholesterol checked, do it now. If you know you have high numbers, start working on it. If you have a family history, get yourself a cardiologist and have a full workup. Know your body and know your risks. Now. As if you need a reason […]