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Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Black beans, fresh tomatoes, and vegetables (spiders optional) make this a healthy yet deliciously fun dip for a Halloween party or as a meal before heading out to Trick or Treat.   Serve with cheese cut like pumpkins, our homemade tortilla chips, and your favorite... Read more

It’s Not Just About the Food! 7 Ways to Make Your Whole Life Better through Family Meals

It’s Not Just About the Food! 7 Ways to Make Your Whole Life Better through Family Meals

                                  Guest Post by Carol Archambeault, Founder and Author of The Shared-Meal RevolutionRead more
3 Family Dinners in 3 Minutes! Aviva on the Today Show x 3

3 Family Dinners in 3 Minutes! Aviva on the Today Show x 3

                            I’m finding it hard to believe, but I had the privilege of making my third appearance on the Read more
Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

I think corn and tomatoes are a perfect pair. They ripen at the same time of summer and the tangy sweet flavor of tomatoes complement the crisp juiciness of the corn kernels. Here, with a creamy basil dressing and a smattering ... Read more

5 Reasons to Try Family-Style Dining

5 Reasons to Try Family-Style Dining

Guest Column by Amy Dempster, Digital Marketing Director, Bright Horizons  One family gathers around the dinner table and says grace. Another family packs a picnic for the soccer field. Familie... Read more
Timesaving Cooking Tricks to Get Family Dinner on the Table

Timesaving Cooking Tricks to Get Family Dinner on the Table

As a Scrambler, you know how important it is to find any and every way to cut down on the time it takes to get a family dinner on the table. Here are a few of my favorite timesaving cooking tips and tricks. 1. Halve cherry tomatoes or grapes: Put all the tomatoes on a dinner plate with a rim, top them gently wi... Read more
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