Perfect risotto without having to stir it for 30 minutes straight! This is a wonderful version, adapted from my friend Debbie Lehrich's recipe. Even my husband, who doesn't normally like risotto much, had three helpings! Try this as a vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiv... Read more
I’m new to cooking with wheat berries, but I’m a fan because they are high in fiber and vitamins and cook as quickly as rice, but you can certainly make this healthy salad with another whole grain. You can sometimes find parboiled wheat berries that only take 15 minutes to... Read more
Pair any of these with a piece of fruit, yogurt and/or a cheese stick, and water in a reusable bottle. 1. Sliced turkey or ham, red bell pepper strips, and Cheddar cheese wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla, with mayonnaise, spicy mustard or salsa. 2. Tuna, chicken or egg salad wit... Read more
I learned about the concept of using long strips of raw zucchini instead of pasta for a healthier alternative from my friend Jenny Lim. When 14-year-old Celia heard about how I planned to “ruin” dinner she was more than skeptical, but she amazed herself with how much she enjoyed the zucc... Read more
Okay moms and dads, I get it--we care deeply about what our kids eat, but packing school lunch is no fun and it’s not always rewarding, either. Sure, there are some super inspiring parents out there who pack adorable lunches for their kids every day with sandwiches cut in shapes of flowers or cars an... Read more
I could eat this salad every day during the summer! I got the delectable recipe from Shawn Askew who works at Bella Bethesda hair salon (one of my favorite places to spend time). Serve it with garlic toast, and with berries with whipped cream for dessert.