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5 (Doable) New Year’s Family Food Resolutions

You know those New Year’s eating resolutions that you start out making – like eliminating all added sugar – that turn out to be really, really hard to keep? Sure, resolutions are aspirational, but they’re also arbitrary. If you set the bar too high, they can lead to discouragement and – worst case scenario – […]

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Green Food The Natural Way

Each year when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, we get inundated with images of food in unnatural shades of green. This always makes us scratch our heads because some of the most beautiful green foods we’ve ever seen come straight from the earth, no food dyes required. True, there aren’t that many naturally green desserts, […]

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No food coloring in this "healthy" house

Christmas WITHOUT Food Coloring

Christmas without food coloring? Is that even…possible?!? Well, sure. Just to be clear, we’re talking about artificial food dyes that come with letters and numbers (example: FD & C Blue #1), products that are widely used in the U.S. but require a warning label in Europe. Artificial food colorings have been associated with hyperactivity in […]

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Spooky Rice Ghosts

After visiting Lundberg Family Farms this weekend, we’ve been inspired to cook with rice. And what better season than Halloween to try cooking with sushi rice, the ultimate shape-able, mold-able rice for making creepy creations? Sushi riceĀ  has a very round, short grain and is very sticky when cooked, which means that you can make […]

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Green Frosting

OK, I’ve already pushed the limits on what is acceptable in terms of green food for the month, what with the Greens, Eggs, and Ham and the Green (Rainbow Chard) Cake. But now I’ve totally gone off the rails with this Green Frosting (click for recipe), made with spinach. Yes, I’ve officially become that mom. […]

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The Eating of the Green

Whenever I hear that song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” I think of my beloved Irish grandmother, whose eyes always had such a mischievous sparkle even when she had a stern look on her face. Sigh…But I digress. St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, and the food in our house is getting greener and greener. […]

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