Monthly Archives: February 2011

March Meal Plan: Double-Duty Food

A concept I have long understood, but don’t utilize nearly often enough, is the idea of double-duty food.  By double-duty, I mean ingredients — or sometimes, even whole recipes — that can be worked with at least twice in the … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Friday: The Indispensible Family Dinner Primer

This week on RRG has been all about the family dinner — its rewards, its challenges, and how I strategize to be able to pull off a homecooked meal every night of the week without going insane.  I feel like … Continue reading

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Family Dinner, Take Two: Weeknight Challenges

Yesterday’s post on the relative feat that is family dinner seems to have started a larger discussion (hooray!  Nothing a blogger likes better than discussion); both on the comments board and in my inbox, personal Facebook account, etc., people are … Continue reading

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Family Dinner: Not Impossible, But a Feat…

Miss me? Sorry, readers.  I know I’ve been sporadic lately about posting.  Last week was a doozy that culminated in P. getting very, very sick with a respiratory infection; believe me when I tell you that trying to manage all … Continue reading

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Killer Valentines, and How “Top Chef” Made a Surprising Point

Apologies for the lack of post yesterday — I fell into some sort of black hole at work, from which I have barely clawed myself this morning, and couldn’t devote any attention to the blog.  But believe me, in the … Continue reading

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What You Get For $2.50

On Friday, I asked you all to spend this week tabulating, at least loosely, what $2.50 will buy you in terms of “real food.”  Some of you have already responded; some will probably respond later in the week; and I’m … Continue reading

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“Worst Cooks” and Kids’ Meal Makeover: Cooking for Love

Happy (choke) Valentine’s (gag) Day. Sorry, but I’m not a big Valentine’s Day person.  Just never have gotten into it as a holiday (my mother, an avowed V-Day hater, takes credit for my aversion).  I’m warming up to it slightly … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Fridays: What Have We Wrought?

I confess I’m uninspired today.  Tired, burned out, and hastily trying to cram a post in between other important stuff that should (at least by other people’s standards) be priorities.  I’ve been searching aimlessly all day for the one thing … Continue reading

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A Tale of Cupcakes, or Why Convenience Food Should Not Be Convenient

Is it the weekend yet?  *Groan.* What a week it’s been so far.  Two cars broken down, our household heat on the fritz, and various little personal squabbles and dramas have given me a permanent ache in my neck and … Continue reading

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A Common-Sense-itarian

I’ve been thinking a lot about labels and definitions lately.  It seems like no matter where you turn in the food world these days, there’s some label you’ve got to confront; whether it’s the classic nutrition label on the jar … Continue reading

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