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Millet & Black Bean Stuffed Fiesta Acorn Squash

Millet & Black Bean Stuffed Fiesta Acorn Squash

Cooking with popular, trendy grains is one of my “things.” But I have to admit, there’s one that I’ve shied away from for years, and the reason why is silly: I didn’t know how to cook millet. Turns out this healthy, tasty, nutrient-packed grain is ea ...
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

It’s autumn, and the farmer’s markets are overflowing with a bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables! So now’s the perfect time to bring them home and make a savory, comforting soup. This easy recipe uses hearty butternut squash, s ...
The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

When I try to lose weight, I usually think about eating less, as in a few chips instead of a bag, or a sliver of cake instead of a heaping slice. But it turns out I’ve been thinking about things in the wrong dimension. It’s not volume that matters so ...
Butternut Squash Hummus

Butternut Squash Hummus

I love hummus. It’s such an easy and versatile snack, great for dipping, spreading and even eating by the spoonful! Unfortunately, my sensitive digestive system doesn’t tolerate legumes, so going overboard on this creamy chickpea dip does ...
3 Ways to Trick Your Kids into Eating Vegetables

3 Ways to Trick Your Kids into Eating Vegetables

If your children yearn for vegetables the way mine clamor for candy, congratulations. But before you get too cocky, be aware that this phase may pass—my daughter cried at her first birthday party when she was asked to put down her broccoli spear to e ...
Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash Cubes

Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash Cubes

What dinner isn’t better with butternut squash on the side? Easy-peasy, these crispy, colorful cubes take less than 10 minutes to make and come out sweet and spicy, with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne. Just one cupful and you’ve cons ...