When I was growing up, planting the garden was a family event. I remember planting the seeds and being so excited when they began to
These days creating meals for my family is kind of like solving a puzzle. We have food intolerances – wheat, dairy, fruit, and sugars. We
It’s amazing how easily we can view ‘unknown’ vegetables as strange and therefore undesirable. I believe that exploration and fearless courage are keys to eating healthfully
Spaghetti & meatballs, burgers with all the fixins, Mama’s meatloaf with bacon… my family really loves these meals. But sometimes I don’t have time –
Early February. It’s been approximately three months since the last leaves fell off the trees. I am really ready to see green again. Fortunately, this
We love discovering staple foods from other cultures. The humble chickpea (garbanzo bean) can be quickly transformed into the smooth, luscious dip that is a mainstay
Imagine you’re walking through the French countryside. The sun is high and your stomach rumbly as you approach a charming cottage à l’heure du déjeuner, and you
The Sweet Pea was super excited when she found this cookbook in the library, Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen by Carol Odell. She
I am so glad to have had this book show up in my mailbox*, because I wouldn’t have picked it up at the bookstore. Isn’t
Book Reviews: The 21-Day Sugar Detox Guidebook and The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, by Diane Sanfilippo
Let’s start with a short quiz (an excerpt from the introduction of Diane Sanfilippo’s 21-Day Sugar Detox guidebook): Do you crave sugar all day, every day–or even
Ever since the Sweet Pea was allowed to have a crack at writing a cookbook review, the Bean has been asking for his turn. He’s
Today’s cookbook recommendation is just in time for those slow-cooking days of winter, when a bubbling stew can warm the house and the body. When
I’ve been tilling this bit of earth for more than a decade. Most years, I am ready for a rest and I happily embrace the
I always cook too much rice. On purpose. Here’s why… Cooked rice (brown or white) is wonderful leftover in a quick cold or room-temperature salad.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I’m a girl who has to observe certain diet restrictions in order to manage chronic illness. I’m
Did you think you’d never see the words Paleo and Chocolate together in a cookbook title? It seems a little scandalous, doesn’t it? Don’t worry
I often fantasize about being a prairie pioneer, cooking with Dutch ovens and lard, coals and fires. What can I say? I’m a little strange
I just can’t help but love pasta. It’s in my blood. Being that my hubby needs to avoid carbs – this has been a bit
How the Plan to Eat Shopping List Sorts and Combines Items (or, how to clean up your shopping list before going to the store)
Few of us know how to work on our own car. There may have been times in automotive history when an automobile owner could jerry-rig
I’ve long been a fan of Danielle Walker’s recipes, and I grabbed new favorite recipes regularly at her blog. Her food was always delicious and
By this time of the summer (or is it fall?), all of your hard work of weeding, watering, and tending that vegetable garden is hopefully
I’m so glad to have all of you to find delicious recipes around the web for me! I never would have found this one, but
I know, I know. Every cookbook on your shelf has a banana bread recipe in it. You’ve tried them all, they’re all pretty much the
The Sweet Pea is a creative soul. She loves to craft and assemble and invent and create. She enjoys playing the piano, but she loves composing.
As I’ve worked my way through the top 100(ish) recipes that have been imported by Plan to Eat users, I’ve noticed that many of the
Every once in a while a cookbook comes along to fill a niche on your bookshelf and you think to yourself, “Well, it’s about time!”
Ever since Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik introduced me to their freezer-cooking recipes in Fix, Freeze, Feast, I’ve been hooked. For the past two years I’ve
I first “met” Eric Toensmeier through his recent narrative, Paradise Lot, which tells the story of creating an edible garden on an urban lot in Massachusetts.
Confession: this is the third time I’ve sat down to write this book review. I have such a deep fondness for this cookbook that I’m
I often feed my kiddos leftovers for lunch… but when I plan ahead, we actually have a great sandwich! Sandwiches seem to be the typical
Okay, so the actual name of this recipe was “Fruit, Nut, or Berry (or Whatever You Want Them to be) Whole-Wheat Muffins”. But that seemed
As I wandered through my local natural grocer’s recently, a stack of books on a table caught my eye. Recipes for flavored waters? I glanced
A freshly plucked, sun-ripened strawberry has no rival. Eating fresh fruit in season assures you the best taste, nutrition and environmental stewardship. Now is the
Really? Broccoli? In the Plan to Eat top 100(ish)? Hey, I don’t pick them. I just cook them. At #99 with 130 imports, I bring you:
OMG! I have been so excited about this cookbook release! OMG! I am so excited to share it with you! OMG! I know you’re going
Over the next few weeks we will be posting tips and tricks, complete with videos, to better demonstrate how to work with the variety of
Dark leafy greens are the best nature has to offer. According to this source: “…green leafy vegetables are among the most nutrient dense foods available
It has begun. Days in the triple digits, or just under. Sweat pouring from every inch of your body when you are just standing there.
I’m always delighted to receive copies of cookbooks to review. I love books. I love cooking. We’re a good match for each other, cookbooks and
I know you probably didn’t get excited when you read that recipe title. I wasn’t too excited either. In fact, when I saw it on
Pictured below: the non-GMO corn tortillas that led me into so much more! (here is part 1 and part 2 that started this story). Before
I know this isn’t the case for other regions of the country, but it has already started to get hot here. We’ve already hit 100
As I was working my way through the top recipes imported into Plan to Eat accounts, I was so tickled to find one that I
The phrase “I could juice that” is a constant in my mind these days. I bought our juicer to help my wife through a difficult
Have you ever noticed, when you’re using the search and import feature in your Plan to Eat account, there will sometimes be a footnote next
Those of us in Colorado are in the midst of a spring filled with sunny days hinting that summer is on its way, followed immediately
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