Healthy Baking: Make Recipes Better With These Tips

I often write about using recipes as ideas. In fact, I find it almost impossible not to cook this way. Choosing a recipe, shopping for ingredients, and studying each step is time consuming. The results are often disappointing and the effort too high. Moreover, improvisation is essential for more nutritious cooking—whether its wholesome meals or… Continue reading “Healthy Baking: Make Recipes Better With These Tips”

Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter

Most people keep ice cream and ready-to-bake pizzas in their freezer. Fine. (Although homemade pizza is easy and so much more delicious.) The one thing you should keep in there above all else? Berries. Yes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cranberries. You might be wondering what’s so special about berries over other frozen fruit. Okay,… Continue reading “Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter”

Everything Good in Life—Bread, Cheese and Japanese Food: February 6-March 2

Surprise. January felt long for once. Now February has been a blur. I blame these guys: Alma (left) wondering how I could have forgotten her lunch again. Allen (right) considering whether to bite me. And no, it’s not an optical illusion. These two really are the same size. Fine, I only had them for a… Continue reading “Everything Good in Life—Bread, Cheese and Japanese Food: February 6-March 2”

The Protein Craze: January 30-February 3

My resolution for 2017 was to address one goal a month. I don’t usually make resolutions. But this resolution felt noncommittal; I resolved to decide on a goal when the time came. Perfect! The “do-it-tomorrow” syndrome. Anyone familiar? It’s my husband’s favorite planning app. Not that he actually uses it. Because (let’s be honest), it’s… Continue reading “The Protein Craze: January 30-February 3”