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easy healthy quick one pan roasted ginger sesame chicken with vegetables
Main Dishes, Recipes

Roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken and Vegetables

This one pan roasted sesame ginger chicken meal has quickly become one of my family’s favorite weeknight dinners.  It uses a delicious chicken marinade and is loaded with vegetables that are coated in a toasted sesame oil dressing prior to roasting.  The first time I made this one pan dinner, my […]

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Researched Perspectives

Plating food for kids: why deconstructed meals work

I am a firm believer in serving a single family meal.  Preparing one nutritious meal, even a quick and easy one, is enough work for busy parents.  Although I prepare dinners that are kid-friendly, I cook more than just starchy vegetables and carb crusted proteins.  Don’t get me wrong, we […]

Easy rosh hashanah dessert healthy apple honey roses
Recipes, Snacks & Treats

Apple Honey Roses

Apples and honey are traditionally eaten on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to symbolize hope for a sweet year ahead.  I love this tradition and it is one my family always incorporates into our New Year’s celebration.  In years past, I would also prepare elaborate desserts incorporating apples (or […]

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Meat & Fish, Product Evaluations, Researched Perspectives

Fast Food Restaurants: Who Serves Antibiotic Free Meat?

I recently wrote about the shockingly high use of antibiotics in raising meat producing animals and how it is contributing to the global crisis of antibiotics resistance.  The post concluded with recommendations for how we, as consumers, can reduce the demand for meat raised with antibiotics.  One suggestion was to […]

sesame ginger lime marinade chicken thighs easy make-ahead dinner meal prep
Recipes, Sauces & Dressings

Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade

This is one of my family’s all-time favorite chicken marinades. It is packed with the delicious savory flavors of sesame and ginger while a touch of maple syrup adds just a hint of sweetness.  During the summer I will typically grill chicken thighs in this sesame ginger lime marinade and […]