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Corn and Feta Quiche

April 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Welcome spring! Everything seems to be blooming early this year, with the first strawberries arriving at the markets in DC already. The kids and I have only just planted our garden, but it feels like corn season is already just around the corner. It *is* egg season, though — did you know that chickens raised [...]

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Tags: at market · kids cook monday · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

March 5th, 2012 · 8 Comments

When she heard I was finally conquering my slow cooker phobia, my friend Jill was quick to share her favorite black bean soup recipe. I made a few substitutions, starting with vegetable broth instead of chicken to make it Meatless Monday-friendly. Instead of the spicy serrano pepper I used a canned chipotle pepper with a [...]

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Meatless Monday: Carrot Lentil Stew

January 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

February is almost here and we’ve had just a couple of brief flirtations with snow thus far this winter, much to my kindergartener’s dismay. I keep reminding him that we tend to get our biggest snow storms in February, so there’s no need to completely give up hope just yet. In the meantime, we’re enjoying [...]

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Tags: meatless monday · recipes · soup

Eat Food. Real Food. Together.

October 24th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Happy Food Day! Yes, we just marked World Food Day about a week ago, but today is US Food Day — a day to celebrate real, good-for-you & good-for-the-earth food. It’s also Monday, so if you’d like to learn more about Meatless Monday, here’s a look back to our feature on NPR. As I thought [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · PSA · food for thought

Meatless Monday: Warm Red Quinoa Salad

February 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Okay, so quinoa may not be the first thing to come to mind for a romantic Valentine’s dinner, but what better day to think about heart health? This warm and hearty salad is loaded with super foods — broccoli for vitamins A & K (and lowering cholesterol), dried cranberries for antioxidants, walnuts for healthy omega-3s, [...]

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Tags: baby food · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals · whole grains · winter