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Beyond PB&J: Kid-pleasing box lunches

Beyond PB&J: Kid-pleasing box lunches

Kids' lunches can be a great outlet for creativity.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Those darn zucchini. There’s an army of them occupying your garden right now, and each one is as big as a blimp.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Yes: First lady’s fight for healthier food based on nutritional science

Yes: First lady’s fight for healthier food based on nutritional science

Little noticed is that low-income, foster kids benefit from new guidelines.

September 14, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
The myth of low-fat diets

The myth of low-fat diets

Challenge: Consider what you're eating, who benefits from adherence to "conventional wisdom."

September 12, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Keep Labor Day healthy with chicken paillards

And the clincher: a peach and arugula salad.

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Rethinking sushi rolls for a filling packed lunch

Rethinking sushi rolls for a filling packed lunch

Healthy packed lunches are on the horizon this school year.

July 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Bulking up the classic BLT without adding fat

BLT gets a boost with crunchy tilapia.

July 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Phyllo stands in for crust in healthy cherry pie

This cherry pie will leave you feeling satisfied, but not so guilty.

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Baked Alaska: Chic, retro, for the home

When it comes to ice cream, I generally feel it’s hard to improve on a simple scoop right out of the carton. But this time my mind has turned to baked Alaska. I know — how retro!

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A springtime take on the classic crabcake

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in my husband’s taxonomy of food, crab cakes are relatively light. So I thought I’d employ a couple of seasonal stars — peas and radishes — to put a spring spin on them.

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A healthy way with fiery chicken and cooling salsa

It’s barbecue season, and chicken is the ideal candidate to get you grilling.

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Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos — literally, “to spring up.” But however it is spelled, it makes me happy.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A healthy roast bird to help welcome spring

A healthy roast bird to help welcome spring

Spring feasts typically call for a center-of-the-plate star like brisket or lamb. Of course they’re delicious, but both can seriously ramp up the fat and calories in a meal that tends to put the groan into groaning board even before the main course is served.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Home Cooking: A light and airy fruit pudding from America's past

Home Cooking: A light and airy fruit pudding from America's past

Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had — things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs.

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Spinach, feta star in this souffléd omelet

Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffléd omelet.

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Home Cooking: Lighter take on a classic heavy eggplant Parmesan

Home Cooking: Lighter take on a classic heavy eggplant Parmesan

I’ve always been a big fan of eggplant Parmesan. There are a bunch of ways to make this classic Italian dish, but I’m partial to what you might call the full-fat version: thick slices of breaded eggplant that are sauteed, then baked until creamy, and finally topped with tomato sauce and melt…

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A healthy chicken soup with Chinese influences

A healthy chicken soup with Chinese influences

When it’s cold outside, I love making soup for supper. Everything goes into a single pot, starting with an aromatic broth and a substantial array of vegetables, then a little bit of protein, and finally a crispy garnish. And when dinner’s over, there’s only that one pot to wash!

February 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rethinking a fatty dip to have a healthier side

Is there a chip dip in the world that isn’t wonderful? No matter what the flavor, at heart most are tubs of sour cream or melted cheese. Few foods are more satisfying.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables

It’s the same thing every year. We overindulge during the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year.

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Oatmeal cookies like grandma's with a festive nod to the holidays

I was a happy little butterball when I was a kid. Sweets were my thing, desserts in particular. And chocolate desserts most of all. The one exception to the rule? My grandmother’s oatmeal cookies.

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