Beet Latkes, Simple Sole and AsparagusEducation Outside's Beet Latkes
march 24, 2015

This recipe is quick and easy, and it got both of my children eating beets. Last week my daughter came home raving about the delicious beet latkes her garden class made in school that day, so I had to try them at home. She was right, they are very good. Thanks to @EducationOutside for helping my kids learn to love real, healthy food!

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SoHa Chicken Jollof RiceMarcus Samuelsson's SoHa Chicken Jollof Rice
march 21, 2015

This is a Senegalese dish that Marcus Samuelson likes to get in South Harlem. I was pretty excited to find a one pot meal recipe that calls for cabbage, and to see peanuts referred to as ground-nuts, since I've long wondered what ground-nut oil is. It often shows up in British cookbooks.

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20150319-RaspberryMuffinsHBZoe Nathan's Vanilla Raspberry Muffins
march 21, 2015

My daughter's latest pick from this cookbook, which I recommend she pull out whenever I hear, "there's nothing good to eat here!" I'm more than happy to let her and her brother fill up all that emptiness with something homemade.

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Helga's Meatballs & Gravy with Carrot-Apple Mashed PotatoesHelga's Meatballs & Gravy with Carrot-Apple Mashed Potatoes
march 9, 2015

Helga is Marcus Samuelson's grandmother, and since my own grandmother has no recipe for meatballs, what better way to celebrate National Meatball Day than to use her's?

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Brown Rice BowlMolly Watson's Brown Rice Bowl
February 17, 2015

This meal is packed with protein, whole grains and greens. It can be easily assembled from ingredients cooked the night before or earlier in the day and it tastes great. That's a triple win, in my book.

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Pasta with Meatballs and Farmer' CheesePasta with Lisa Leake's Meatballs
february 11, 2015

We love meatballs at my house and these are good! More carrots than usual, but that doesn't seem to be a problem. I served them with Nigel's Naked Sauce from Eatwell Farm and our son Gus' Farmstead Cheese, which he made at Louella Hill's Cheesemaking for Kids Class.

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20150126-JalapenoEggsJalapeƱo Scrambled Eggs
january 25, 2015

JalapeƱos seem like the perfect foil to the richness of eggs and the Bacon Biscuits we served for brunch, and they are, as far as my tastebuds were concerned. But the recipe also calls for half and half, which makes this egg dish just about as rich and fatty as the bacon biscuits alongside.

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Potato Spinach PiePotato-Spinach Pie
january 21, 2015

Usually I make my own pie crust or use one from the freezer, but this time I took the author's advice and bought one pre-made from the store. It's a good thing I did, since prep for this recipe took a while, leaving about two minutes to roll out the dough and assemble the pie before kid-duty commenced.

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20141010-PinkEggsSmBeet Salad with Pink Eggs
october 10, 2014

The problem with beets is that they turn everything pink. So why not do it deliberately? This salad is fast to put together and serve if the beets and eggs are cooked ahead of time. Which I didn't mind doing before breakfast, because dying eggs pink is fun.

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Kale & Cheddar StrataKale & Cheddar Strata
october 7, 2014

Buzzfeed suggested this as a make-ahead weekend brunch item, but I made it for dinner instead.

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Chiles Rellenos, Mexican Green Rice, Yellow Indian Woman BeansLazy Chiles Rellenos
october 2, 2014

This is my favorite recent trifecta (or triple win): Mexican Green Rice, Lazy Chiles Rellenos, Yellow Indian Woman beans. I only wish my kids loved it as much as I do. They routinely ask for the beans by name and always manage to choke down a bite each of the rice and rellenos, so I'll call it good. 

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Chard TartChard Tart
september 24, 2014

This tart was a surprisingly successful quick meal, though as you can see, not my prettiest. Pizza dough instead of pastry is a great idea! With a little prep-ahead and someone at home to preheat the oven this is a snap. It takes about 5 minutes to assemble and 30 to bake. Home by 6? You'll eat before 7.

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