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Fancy Lentils with Tangy Herb Butter

Sometimes your day (and by “your day” I mean “my day”) consists of a little boy repeatedly unrolling the toilet paper, pulling stuff out the recycling bin, and methodically removing books from the shelves. Or maybe you spend too much time on Facebook, too little time doing your hair, too much money on the heating […]

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Mango sorbetPinkberry, you kinda suck.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but frozen yogurt shops are kind of a big deal. I see one every time I turn around. Like Pinkberry. Are you familiar? Because apparently they’re in 14 states and 6 countries outside the U.S. And they have a catchy little song with lyrics like these: “It doesn’t feel […]

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Perfect protein-packed pancakes

Weekends are getting interesting around here. We started with Newborn Essentials – a class to teach us how to swaddle and take rectal temperatures. Oy. Next up is Breastfeeding Basics. And Hypnobirthing. And Stroller School. I suppose it might be overkill, but it really does make me feel calmer to learn from an expert. Anyway, […]

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Fishy food for fertility

I was so excited to get my knife set in the mail from CSN stores this week. If you need anything, from a new bag to a bar stool to a baby crib, check ‘em out. I got my package 3 days after I ordered. Sweet. Ok, so I’m a little embarrassed. I usually proudly […]

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The F word

You’re trying to be healthy. Maybe you’re trying to lose weight. What if I offered you something fried for dinner? What if I offered you something refried? Aughh! Fried food? No way! “Give me some steamed mixed vegetables,” you’d cry. And then you’d eat those steamed vegetables and hate every bite because of course you […]

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Sometimes the most simple things are intimidating. What’s up with that?

Impress your friends, impress your family and impress yourself with the most simple meal ever: roasted chicken. I mean, duh. Isn’t this the kind of thing moms have been making forever? But for some reason cooking a whole chicken has gone out of style. Boneless, skinless chicken breast for 3x the price has crept into […]

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Everything is better with you know what

Bacon. Oh my god, just writing that probably put 5 lbs. on my hips, right? It all goes back to being afraid of fats – all fats. Well I have to tell you, if you haven’t already heard: You. Need. Fat. But, bacon? Omigosh I can’t even imagine… Trust me, I hear you. When my […]

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Got a chicken? Got a pot?

My best and craziest memories of college are of living with 7 roommates in a gigantic apartment just a block away from campus. We were something like 42 steps to our favorite bar – yes, we counted. (Those were black strappy heeled steps, by the way.) We drank a lot, hosted a lot of parties, […]

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fatsYou. Need. Fat.

Ok I know what you’re thinking. Bathing suit season is here and the LAST thing any of us needs is more fat. But, I’m here to tell you that yes, that’s exactly what you might need. Let’s start at the beginning, which for me was in high school. When I started attending my private high […]

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