Chia Pudding

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Ch-ch-ch-chia!

One of our sons is a runner, and after I read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (great book, by the way), I suggested that he, like the runners in the book, start to make chia seeds part of his regular diet. I […]

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Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins

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With the spread of coronavirus in NYC, we have been spending a lot of time together as a family. The boys’ schools have both instituted online learning, so their days have structure to them. They don’t get up quite as early as they used to, because they don’t have to commute, and although they have […]

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My Boys' Favorite Waffles

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Our family has a new favorite waffle recipe. Actually, if I want to be completely accurate I should say that most or our family has a new favorite waffle recipe. Three out of the four boys think this is hands-down the best waffle recipe I have ever used. The fourth prefers the old one. This […]

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Banana Oat Energy Bites

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We go through a lot of protein bars in our house, Rx bars being one of our favorites. I love their simple list of ingredients. Similarly, this is a recipe for a healthy snack that uses a simple list of ingredients and as a bonus, doesn’t involve any baking. It’s mix and go. We keep […]

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Apple Strudel Muffins

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These muffins are incredibly moist and flavorful and they were a big hit in our house. Your kitchen will smell great while they’re cooking. Some notes about the recipe: I diced my apples because my boys don’t like to find big chunks of fruit in their muffins. You’ll find that the batter is […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Scones

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This is a one-bowl scone recipe that my boys love. They’re not terribly sweet and your home will smell great as they cook. I find that cinnamon in the oven always does that.You don’t absolutely need parchment paper to make this recipe, but I find that it’s quite helpful. This recipe involves rolling out the […]

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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It has been a pretty mild winter so far in NYC, but we’ve had the occasional really cold day that makes you yearn for a bowl of creamy, hot soup. I made a butternut squash soup a couple of weeks ago that called for an apple and spices like cinnamon and sugar. It reminded me […]

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Ultranutty Pecan Bars

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I made these for Thanksgiving this year and they were a big hit. They are like pecan pie without all of the gooey, sweet filling. They’re heavy on the pecans and light on the filling, baked on a shortbread crust. If you’re a pecan lover, this recipe is for you.Just before I started […]

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Cannellini-Bean Pasta With Beurre Blanc

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If you’re looking for a quick, vegetarian, weeknight meal, this is it. A can of beans, some pasta and a simple beurre blanc sauce combine to make something marvelous.Don’t let the directions throw you. After the beans and pasta are cooked, don’t drain the pasta water. Much will have evaporated or will have […]

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Instant Pot Lentil and Spinach Soup

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The temperature is starting to drop here in NYC, and when the cold weather arrives there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. Our vegetarian son is slowly but surely working his magic on us, so we’re eating more vegetarian dishes now than we ever have before. We haven’t completely given up meat, […]

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