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Start Shopping

Before you go all Giada, you should stock up on some basic items for your pantry that will help you make a lot of different meals, without a lot of effort. Here is a shopping list for staples: Oils, Vinegars, and Condiments: Oils: canola, extra-virgin olive, coconut Vinegars: balsamic, distilled white, red wine, rice, apple […]

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Spinach Salad with Orzo

I’m a spinach monster, and I’m all over this spinach salad. Spinach is a very good alternative when you’re starting to burn out on mesclun or kale salads. And it’s one of the healthiest foods ever, packed with vitamins that (yes, Popeye) boost your bones and fight colds. Spinach is known to have anti-inflammatory and […]

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Gearing Up

Back in the day, when you became a young married lady, you had a wedding shower and everyone supplied you with all the necessities for a long and successful career in homemaking. Well, those days are over. While you might still have a wedding shower at some point, you’ll likely collect your own pots, pans, […]

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Vegetables

It’s hard to remember a time before I had to be mindful about what I put in my body. A self-proclaimed vegetarian since the stubborn age of ten, I’ve also been a born again vegan many times over thanks to a lactose intolerance that had me drinking substitute milk before it was trendy… or tasted […]

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Getting Started (AKA Kitchen Secrets of the Anti-Martha)

You know those movies where someone starts a new job – a teacher or the assistant or the dazzling- yet – intimidating Prada- wearing Devil – and the first scene is them setting up their workplace? Sitting down in the chair, giving it a spin, putting out their nameplate or boxed lunch? That’s you! Setting […]