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Win a Copy of ‘Will Write For Food’

UPATE: This giveaway is now closed. But read on for more info on Dianne and this wonderful book! Remember my interview with the fabulous Dianne Jacob? Her book Will Write For Food is essential for...
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Paleo Latin American Dinner Party

It’s been hot and steamy here in Vermont for the past few weeks, so when we had a few friends over for dinner recently, I had two requirements for our menu: (1) I craved tropical flavors; and (2)...
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Crispy Paleo Latin American Chicken

For me, watching America’s Test Kitchen and reading Cook’s Illustrated are similar to flipping through a copy of Vogue and drooling over the fashions: I can enjoy looking at the tempting...
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Cucumber-Pineapple Salsa

Let’s be honest: cucumbers aren’t the most charismatic veggie out there. They’re not a nutritional powerhouse like kale, or adorably diminutive like Brussels sprouts, but they compensate...
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Crispy Plantains with Garlic Sauce

What I’m about to say is not an exaggeration: I’ve been eating these plantains for dinner almost every night for months. Every. night. I’ve also been having a super fun summer…...
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Lemon-Maple Kale Salad with Dates and Almonds

Have you ever massaged your kale?! I didn’t really understand why kale salads were so popular until I learned the massaging trick. Now it all makes sense. Bitter and tough, but loaded with flavor,...
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Tasty Food Writing: A Chat with Dianne Jacob

When I set out to write my first cookbook Well Fed, I read and re-read (and re-read) Dianne Jacob’s wonderful book Will Write For Food to help improve my food writing and to avoid embarrassing...
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Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

I wrote the post below in 2009 when I was going through a transition in my workouts. I was reminded of it this morning, while I struggled to get comfortable in the position needed for bent-over barbell...
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I Started My Own Business

I’ve mentioned the wonderful Hey, Eleanor web site and podcast before. In case you’re unfamiliar, Molly Mogren of Hey Eleanor, writes honestly and eloquently about her adventures trying...
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Snap Peas with Lemon, Mint, and Pistachios

The pick-your-own garden at our CSA Sunrise Farm is twisted with beautiful pea vines right now! Both snow peas and snap peas are on the menu, and I’m delighted to see both of them. They’re...
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Fresh Tarragon Salad

  The herbs at our CSA are busting out in pretty green leaves all over the place. I wander the rows of the herb garden like a hobbit—scissors in one hand, stems of herbs clutched in the...
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Best Paleo Recipes of 2014

One of the things that pretty nice about the world of paleo cooks is that we all know and support each other, so even though I work at home with only Smudge and Dave for company, I feel like I have...
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Reading Day 2: Recharge

On January 1, Dave and I tried our first official Reading Day. (You can read all about it here, including my lengthly list of favorite books.) It was a reaction to the massive amount of exhausting,...
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Rapini with Potatoes and Italian Sausage

There are very few foods I dislike outright (hello, capers!), and I’m pretty open to trying at least one bite of anything I’ve never eaten before. So it’s pretty rare for me to run into...
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