Power Beet Plus

February 29, 2016

You can judge a juice by the palette of color its ingredients make. I know this sounds silly, but think about it. Carrots look sweet. Grapefruits look citrusy. Beets look earthy. And limes are a tropical little finisher.  If I had to...

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Spicy Beef Salad

February 22, 2016

I’d be lying if I told you that the thought of beef in my salad sounds appetizing. I’m more of a chicken and fish type of gal. Or maybe just tossing hot beef on a bed of lettuce throws me off. Whatever the case, I didn’t used to be a...

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Grapeberry Mint Juice

February 15, 2016

Since Darlington started eating solids in December, I’ve added making baby food to my cooking repertoire. If Dan and I get to eat homemade food every day, then so should our precious baby! But it’s not easy adding one more thing to the...

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VIDEO: Veggie-Stuffed Zucchini

February 8, 2016

As I approach my six-month anniversary of becoming a vegetarian, I feel like I’m finally getting into a rhythm with my weekly menu. The last thing I want to do is scare anyone off from incorporating a few meatless Mondays into their...

BABY FOOD: Darlington’s Peas

February 1, 2016

Before I start gushing about how much Darlington loves peas, I need to talk about Mrs. Great Advice (Priya). I went to lunch with my mommy mentor, and she asked me about my plans for Darlington’s food, once she was ready for solids....

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Dan’s Venison Jerky

January 25, 2016

I married a hunter—this isn’t too far-fetched in Texas. Even in New Mexico, I grew up in a family of hunters. For us, hunting wasn’t a sport but a necessity. Every part of the animal was used, and we feasted on its meat the entire...

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Singapore Curried Shrimp

January 18, 2016

The first time I ever had curry—really had curry—I lived in Singapore. At night, I’d walk the streets, and the aroma of mingling spices filled the air. Food carts lined the way, and foods from all over the world were on display. I...

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Darlington’s Rice Cereal

January 11, 2016

Introducing solids is different for every baby. Around four months old, Darlington started having problems sleeping at night. Nothing seemed to satisfy her insatiable appetite. There were twenty-four-hour periods where she drank up to...

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Vegetarian Pesto Eggplant Salad

January 4, 2016

On the Border, Christmas is a hodgepodge of American heritage—stuffed turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and of course an obscene amount of cookies—peppered with some Mexican heritage—tamales, chile Colorado, posole,...

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