It's true, I travel with food. It's not because I'm a food blogger, a halal foodie or averse to outside food. It's because I like to feel good and comfortable by eating what I know is healthy, especially when...
The first winter break home from college was the first time I ever made Thanksgiving dinner for my family. I had never attempted it before and I actually didn't even know I was going to be the one cooking until a...
I can't remember the last time we had mashed potatoes from a box. Just the thought of it brings to mind the empty feeling I get from any foods that are simply a semblance of real food. I know...
Sunday we took a trip out to the Chicago Botanic Gardens, just to capture the budding spring flowers on trees and, of course, the beautiful, colorful tulips. We also saw asparagus, which reminded me of my mom's recipe for...
How do you decide which recipes to make daily or on special occasions? What sparks your interest? A good photo? A mouth-watering description in a cookbook? The smell of a particular food coming from a neighbor's house? A memory of someone? For...
I can't think of a more perfect fast food dish that's homemade and healthy. Roasted vegetables warm up the house in the winter while warming up our plates, too. They add such great color, nutrition and taste to other...
One of my neighbors passed on some of their long garden green beans to me, which I relish so much- anything from home gardens, without chemicals and given with a warm heart and smile is absolutely golden. Since real organic,...
Spinach is that quintessential health food. We know it's good for us, but how often do we really eat it fresh and lightly cooked? With numerous health scares related to tainted spinach, it's a food many people are often weary...
Tomatoes may not be summer-ready here in the Midwest, but there's no shortage of beautiful ones in the grocery store, perhaps coming in from California. I picked up some beautiful Roma variety, ripening them on the counter for several days before...
French green beans are one of my favorite side dishes. They're light, go well with most foods and make me feel content that I'm getting a healthy vegetable on my plate. I usually make them Italian style with garlic,...

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