Recipes

Rotini with Sweet Italian Sausage & Spaghetti Squash

Did you know how easy it is to make spaghetti squash? I recently learned how, so I wanted to share a quick tutorial. Then I needed something to serve it with, so of course I turned to pasta! I’m Italian, it’s getting cold out, and I have a carb-hungry toddler to feed. I got the… Continue reading Rotini with Sweet Italian Sausage & Spaghetti Squash

Tips and Tricks

Did you know there’s a wrong way to organize your fridge?

Turns out, there is a right and a wrong way to store things in your refrigerator!  I always knew you shouldn’t store food on top of the fridge, but many other things in here were news to me. Olive oil in the fridge? Tomatoes on the counter? Read on and learn how to save money… Continue reading Did you know there’s a wrong way to organize your fridge?

Holidays

The worst candies for Halloween

I have to re-blog Sarah Fit again today ~ she has a helpful and funny guide to the top five candies you should avoid on Halloween, with great tips on how to scan labels for sneaky hidden ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup masquerading under a different name. And tragedy of all tragedies, Butterfinger is the worst one. My… Continue reading The worst candies for Halloween

News

Join me @ the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival Oct 25-26!

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Recipes

Updating an old standby

When I do my Trader Joe’s run every few weeks, I always make a point of picking up the ingredients for this recipe because they are all pantry staples that never spoil and can pull together into a super basic meal very quickly. Pasta, sauce, and artichokes are a yummy combo, but the other night I… Continue reading Updating an old standby

Recipes

Trader Joe’s Tag: Tortellini Roasted Red Pepper Soup

The pictures for this came out terrible, but it’s a hearty soup that comes together really quickly. We picked up all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s but you could easily make this from any store with comparable products! This isn’t soup from scratch, but it is fast, creamy and satisfying, and uses up leftover prepared… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Tag: Tortellini Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Baby · kid-friendly · News · Tips and Tricks

Food news you can use

Hey everyone! We’ve been busy with Mark’s show opening (check out his cool writeup in the Boston Globe last weekend) and as a result I’ve been eating pretty lame lately. One of my favorite things to do when I’m dining solo after baby’s bedtime is to whip up a fried egg over Trader Joe’s frozen… Continue reading Food news you can use