The Lazy Way to Eat 2 Pounds of Vegetables a Day

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Are you ready for day packed with delicious vegetables—with minimal effort? If so, this month's Veggie Quest 2-pounds-a-day challenge is for you! If you aren’t familiar with the 2-pound challenge, every month I take one day and aim to eat 2 pounds of vegetables. Doing so helps me step outside my … Read More →


Veggetti Zucchini Spiralizer Recipe – Peanutty Vegan Pad Thai Salad

As you may know, I love my new Veggetti spiralizer: smaller than a drinking glass, yet makes perfect zucchini pasta fast! In fact, I think the Veggetti is so great that I’m giving away TWO free spiralizers. That’s right: two lucky readers will each … Read More →


Veggetti Spiralizer Review and Giveaway!

Rarely do I come across a kitchen tool that’s compact, performs well, and is downright fun to use. Well, I’ve found one: the Veggetti! I’m thrilled to tell you all about it—and give you the chance to win one, too! My spiralizing story: A cautionary … Read More →

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Oil-Free Lemon Tahini Dressing

As mentioned in my last post, Jeff and I have had some cucumber overpopulation problems. That is to say, they're taking over! The cucumber plants we thought would never grow have been cranking out cukes like you wouldn't believe. Then when life got a … Read More →

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Cucumbers Gone Rogue! A Garden Story…

In the blistering heat of August, there's nothing quite as refreshing as crisp, cold cucumbers. Whether sliced into ice water or cut into sticks, cucumbers are my go-to summer veggie. I don't just love them for their cool crunch, though. Cukes not … Read More →

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5 Surprising Heart Health Tips

Did you know that heart disease—the leading cause of death in the U.S.—can start before you're even born? Or that erectile dysfunction isn’t just fodder for goofy commercials involving bathtubs and innuendo, but a warning sign that a heart attack may … Read More →

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Hope for Heart Disease: Reflections from the Physicians Committee/GWU Conference

This past Friday and Saturday, I attended the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease, hosted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the George Washington University. Given my love of all things … Read More →