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Entries from March 2010

Lemon Artichoke Risotto with Shrimp

March 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Facing an empty fridge upon our return home from vacation, I was in need of groceries and inspiration this past weekend. I happened to catch a mention on Twitter of food52‘s risotto party and was inspired to make a spring risotto. I knew I wanted to include lemon and mint, and had been intrigued by [...]

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Tags: grains · meatless monday · recipes · seafood · sustainable family supper · vegetarian

Plant City Strawberry Agua Fresca

March 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Traveling to Florida is¬†always a bit perplexing, foodwise. Has anyone else ever wondered how the sunny coast of California inspired smoothies and gourmet vegetarianism, while Florida is perfectly content with chain restaurants and a Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner? Add to that the fact that the state surrounded on three sides with water is a [...]

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Tags: at market · away from home · drinks · fruit

Speak Up TODAY for School Lunch

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is debating Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s legislation to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act. Unfortunately, Sen. Lincoln’s $4.5 billion bill falls well short of the $10 billion requested by President Obama and amounts to only 6 cents more per meal per child. (Read more here.) Take two minutes TODAY to send an [...]

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Tags: food politics · take action

5 for Friday: Spring Celebrations Edition

March 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure I’ve ever been happier to reach Friday. And, tomorrow is the first day of Spring! In the spirit of the season, here are 5 upcoming family-friendly food events in the DC/No.VA area: 1. Sou’Wester in the Mandarin Oriental is hosting an Easter Brunch, featuring ingredients from local farms and pastry chef Amanda [...]

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Tags: recipes

Pork Two Ways: Carnitas Tacos

March 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The husband and I spent our college years in Southern California, and we frequently find ourselves craving authentic tacos. We’ve identified a few local establishments over the years, but I’ve also discovered it’s fairly easy to make great carnitas (roasted pork) at home. The main ingredient is time, but other than browning the roast in [...]

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Tags: grassfed · proteins · recipes · weeknight meals