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Strawberry Yogurt Bowl with Sweet Spices, Pine Nuts and Mint

I’m not much for mornings.  I never have been.  I’d just as soon have a good cup of Chai Butter Tea or homemade bone broth for breakfast, but one thing I do like is a bowl of yogurt topped with fruit and nuts. It’s easy to make.  It’s light. It tastes lovely, and the combination… 

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Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes That Help Me Manage Depression

About  a week ago, I came clean about something I’ve struggled with for years, on and off: depression.  The winter of 2013-2014 was the worst for me, and since that time I’ve put an enormous amount of effort and undertaken several strategic lifestyle changes that help me to manage my own struggles with depression. When I… 

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Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey-Roasted Strawberries

It’s been a harried spring for my family, too much to handle really, and we’ve barely had space to breathe, to take in the season, and to spend quiet time with one another.  We needed time that didn’t feel frayed at the edges by too many obligations.  We moved recently, across the country, from the… 

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Farmers’ Market Risotto with Spring Onion, Fresh Peas, and Mint

I have a Saturday morning ritual. After I wipe the sleep from my eyes, I grab some strong coffee, then make my way to a farmers’ market. This happens no matter where I am in the world. If it’s the weekend, I will find a farmers’ market. And after a long winter nothing is more welcome than… 

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Springtime Limoncello

Growing up, every gathering at my grandfather’s house involved full spreads of Italian food and seasonal libations. I remember polenta poured onto ten-foot tables, antipasti plates stacked high with marinated squid and salty olives, and different types homemade pasta. While most dishes, like pasta (hold the clam sauce, please), truly appealed to my youthful tastes,… 

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Salmon filet on a wooden carving board.

Do you know your salmon? (And How You Can Win $100 in Wild-Caught Salmon)

Every few months, I purchase wild-caught seafood straight from the fishermen to pack the freezer, and to fill my family’s bellies.  We lean heavily on salmon and black cod as our favorite fish, and I try to serve fish a few times a week.  What I didn’t realize, until recently, is that not only are the… 

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Springtime Salad with Crispy Prosciutto and Creamy Lemon and Herb Dressing

During the long, cold dark days of winter, my family leans on sturdy roots, sweet butternut squash, and hearty soups and stews, so by the time the snows recede and the green shoots and buds of spring begin to emerge in the warming light, we’re ready for something decidedly lighter, fresher and brighter.