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When Meatless Isn’t By Choice {Coconut, Kale and Sweet Potato Stew}

April 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

I’ve said before that one of the reasons we participate in Meatless Monday is to allow our budget to accomodate better meat when we do eat it — local, grassfed meats are significantly more expensive than your average supermarket selection but it’s something I believe very strongly in. After all, I believe the farmers who [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking for a cause · meatless monday · recipes

Share our Holiday Table

December 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Today we wrapped up the Share Our Holiday Table progressive dinner to support Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. The dessert course features more than a dozen recipes, from maple cheesecake to a pomegranate mousse tart and croquembouche. The complete menu of recipes is below; I’m sure you’ll find something to add to your [...]

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Tags: PSA

Sunday Brisket {and A Plea}

December 10th, 2010 · 15 Comments

Today I’m pleased to share our family’s favorite Sunday brisket for a virtual progressive dinner party, Share Our Holiday Table. Together with more than 50 fellow bloggers, we are sharing our favorite recipes to help raise awareness of Share Our Strength‘s work to ensure no child goes hungry. You’ll see below I made my own [...]

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Tags: PSA · at market · events · grassfed · winter

Spiced Pecan, Pear and Pomegranate Salad

December 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

This is my favorite holiday salad — fresh pomegranate arils sparkle like little jewels to make any meal festive. It was my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner (at my brother and sister-in-law’s new home), and will likely make a repeat appearance on Christmas Eve as well. If you have time, roasting the pears makes it even [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · healthy eating · recipe · salad

Bake Sale for Kids a Sweet Success (and Lemon Cupcakes)

April 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

The DC Food Blogger Bake Sale for Share our Strength, held this past Saturday at Eastern Market, was a great success. We got off to a slow and chilly morning, but business picked up as the crowds grew throughout the morning. I’m pleased to report that we raised $612 to fight child hunger right here [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · food benefits · recipes