Musings of a Flexitarian

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My older cousin Davey (OK he goes by “David” these days but I’ll always know him as Davey) posted something on Facebook the other day that made me literally lol: “I love organic food, or as my grandparents called it, food.” We live in an interesting time. While having more on-hand, readily available choices in our foodstuffs than ever before, …

Undercover Veggies

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I think I’m onto something. And that something is answering the call of parents near and far who struggle to work a nutritious amount of veggies into their young’n’s diets. I’m going undercover, finding creative and tasty ways to hide a serving of veggies where your little one would never expect it. Poor vegetables. They get such a bad rap. Remember that …

Homemade for the Holidays

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For a time of year that’s supposed to be abundant with jollyness and cheer, it seems like it’s way too easy to get stressed out and under pressure around the holidays, especially when it comes to gift-giving. All too often, we get totally wrapped up (pun intended, ha!) in buying things. Picking the perfect book or perfume or scented candle …

A Tex-Mex Transition Thanksgiving

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It feels good to be home. I flew on a late night flight into Houston the Monday before Thanksgiving, and got to work cooking literally right away. It was almost 1:30 AM by the time I’d gathered up my bags, made it through customs and trekked to my dad’s side of town, but he was wide awake and full of …