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Kitchen Mess
Over the years, as I have worked to make cooking less intimidating and more pleasurable for people, one of the obstacles that I have encountered time and time again is not related to the food prepared at all, it is about the physical space. Some people finds their kitchens to be overwhelming and unpleasant, not because of the actual cooking, but because of the clutter and mess that can build up over time. If you
making spaghetti squash strands
Spaghetti squash is a fun and versatile fall and winter vegetable that can be used as an alternative to pasta or as it’s own delicious ingredient, but it can be intimidating and time consuming to cook. Not anymore! Here are my tips on how to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave, as well as a simple recipe to get you started. What is Spaghetti Squash? Spaghetti squash is a member of the winter squash family.
falling off the wagon
Sometimes we have to fall off the wagon in order to see how well we are doing. Here our our tips what to do when good habits slip. I have noticed something that I like to call “Oh, F*$k It!” syndrome. It’s when you have been cruising along with habits that serve you well when all of a sudden you just can’t do it anymore. Sometimes this collapse is brought on by exhaustion and sometimes
holiday eating
The holidays… the treats are plentiful, the food is rich, and the drinks enticing. Here are my tips to enjoy holiday eating without the guilt. We’ve reached that time of year when the treats are plentiful, the food is rich, and the drinks enticing. We’ve also reached the moment when many of us start to make deals with ourselves: “I’ll go all out until the New Year and then I’ll reset in a big way.”
Italian Shotgun Wedding Soup
Is there anything more soothing than a big, warm bowl of soup or stew? Now that winter is here, I thought it would be a good moment to talk about how to make great soups and stews. I love soups and stews. They are so nourishing, comforting, endlessly variable, and simple to prepare. Also, as a busy parent, I love them for two very specific reasons: I have found them to be a great vehicle

Susanne

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

My friends and I are part of a cooking club that meets each month. We have something called the Fabulous Kitchen Exchange. Whoever has a kitchen item that they no longer use brings it along to our gathering and we have an informal swap. I feel good clearing my space AND knowing the item is going to someone who will appreciate it!

Jessica

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

That is an AMAZING idea, Susanne! I may have to try that out with my friends.

Claudine

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

I'm really enjoying these short, useful articles, thank you! I love the app night idea as well.

Jessica

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Thanks so much, Claudine! I am so glad you that you are finding them to be useful!

Sarah

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Jessica: this was an especially helpful article. I love the appetizer PM idea. Also, sometimes having someone else say it's OK to get rid of old food, recycle containers you're not using, etc. is liberating. I feel guilty doing that, but getting a nudge from a professional makes it OK. Thank you!

Jessica

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Thank you so much, Sarah! I am so glad it was helpful. I give you my full blessing to get rid of the old food and containers! ;)