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Vegan salad recipe: Luscious Chickpea, Avocado and Cucumber Salad

Vegan salad recipe: Luscious Chickpea, Avocado and Cucumber Salad

   

This flavorful vegan salad recipe can be a meal if served with some warm pita bread or naan, or a hearty side dish with some chicken or fish.  About the pickle: I’ve never used a pickle before in  a salad but I had one les... Read more

Server Scramble Resolved 8/25/14: Please contact us if you are experiencing any difficulties

On August 25, 2014 the Scramble experienced technical problems resulting in the system being down for the evening.  We have now resolved the problem but please let us know if you have any difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience!... Read more
Freebie Friday, Back to School Edition: The Best Homemade School Lunches on the Planet

Freebie Friday, Back to School Edition: The Best Homemade School Lunches on the Planet

                                      If you’re a parent, you know that healthy lunches are vital to keeping our kids’ energy an... Read more
Smoothie:  Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon Smoothie

Smoothie: Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon Smoothie

This flavor combination is summery and refreshing, perfect before or after a workout or a walk. The herbs make it extra fragrant, and the yogurt and banana make the smoothie creamy.

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Summery Appetizers:  Watermelon, Feta and Mint Cubes

Summery Appetizers: Watermelon, Feta and Mint Cubes

Our 17-year-old, Solomon, was home for a couple ... Read more

How to Have Home Cooked Family Meals on Vacation, Too!

How to Have Home Cooked Family Meals on Vacation, Too!

Dear Aviva:  I love your website and book.  Have you put together a menu for family meals on vacation?  Something for when you rent a house and want healthy, easy meals that don't have so many novel ingredients that you have to buy a bunch of stuff you won't use up? I don’t want to buy paprika just for 1 recipe for vacation, for example. Thanks for your help! Kate Hall, Cheshir... Read more
Tired of Hearing “I’m Bored” This Summer? Ban Boredom with Surprise Ride

Tired of Hearing “I’m Bored” This Summer? Ban Boredom with Surprise Ride

Are the "I'm bored" moments driving you crazy this summer? Sign-up for Surprise Ride and your kids will get a box in the mail packed with all the materials needed to do fun, creative and brain-boosting activities! From building a birdhouse to excavating an anc... Read more
Fruit and Veggie Smoothies:  Four-Veggie Blast Smoothie

Fruit and Veggie Smoothies: Four-Veggie Blast Smoothie

Whatever the weather, I love making smoothies (especially fruit and veggie smoothies) for breakfast or an afternoon snack because I know that they get my family toward our daily goal of 5 – 7 servings of fruits and vegetables. This one’s a little tart but even with all those veggies, it turns... Read more
Do Yourself a Flavor This Summer:  Eat More Science!

Do Yourself a Flavor This Summer: Eat More Science!

I hope you enjoy this week’s guest column and science recipe from my wonderful, talented friend Ann McCallum, who is a public school teacher and author of delightfully engaging children’s books that make cooking both fun and educational, including Read more
Importance of Family Dinners: Check me Out Cooking with Katie Couric!

Importance of Family Dinners: Check me Out Cooking with Katie Couric!

It finally aired this week! A few months ago I traveled to New York and taped a segment on ABC’s The Katie Show about the importance of family dinners and how to make them work in our busy lives. Katie and I also cooked a 10-minute family meal toget... Read more