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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

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
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
Zucchini Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini Gondolas

Zucchini Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini Gondolas

     

Summer’s the season of bounteous crops of zucchini and yellow squash, which is also affordable because it’s so plentiful and easy to grow. I don’t find zucchini to be the most flavorful or exciting vegetable, but I love it as ... Read more

Cut Dinner Efforts in Half with a Family Dinner Share!

Cut Dinner Efforts in Half with a Family Dinner Share!

Guest Column by Kathryn Spindel, Six O’Clock Scramble editor It was always with a great chuckle that my friend Sarah and I bumped into each other in the grocery store, Sundays at 5 p.m.  “What’s on your menu?” we would muse before we both pushed on to get a ... Read more
Fun Family Dinner Recipe: Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

Fun Family Dinner Recipe: Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

                  The burrito meets the egg roll and my family approves of the match up! Great anytime of the day and as fun family dinner recipe.  Serve them with avocado and cucumber salad or mangoes.   ... Read more
Friday dinner ideas | Suggestions for Great Meals to End your Week

Friday dinner ideas | Suggestions for Great Meals to End your Week

While the dinner routine on Monday through Thursday at our house is pretty consistent (I make dinner and we sit down as a family to enjoy it), Fridays and Saturdays are often wild cards.  With two teenagers going in different directions for activities and social plans, it’s sometimes a little harder to ... Read more
Grilled Vegetables:  Grilled Asparagus as a Delicious, Simple Side

Grilled Vegetables: Grilled Asparagus as a Delicious, Simple Side

Grilled vegetables are easy and delicious side dishes when you've already got the grill fired up. Grilled asparagus is so easy to make, and the slow heat concentrates the flavors and makes a beautiful presentation.  If you can’t gril... Read more

Having a Weekly Healthy Meal Planner Can Make Family Dinners a Reality!

Having a Weekly Healthy Meal Planner Can Make Family Dinners a Reality!

Regardless of the age of your kids, getting healthy, well-rounded dinners on the table can present a challenge for families.  If you’ve got small children, you’re probably dealing with the juggling act that comes along with little people wanting or needing your constant attention.  If your kid... Read more
Family Dinner Activities: Write a Secret Note

Family Dinner Activities: Write a Secret Note

For my friend Rachel’s daughter, Maria, it’s a season of milestones.  She’s chosen a college, gone to her senior prom, and is graduating high school and preparing to move to New York. When Maria and Rachel were searching in Rachel’s jewelry box for something special for Maria to ... Read more