Slow cooking for fast prep (+6 ways to use your crock pot!)

The beauty of bulk Bulk cooking (also known as batch processing or food prep) is the secret for almost all people I know who eat well and have mostly homemade food.  When I hear “I’m too busy to cook” – it’s usually the truth.  Most...
Secret ingredient french onion soup

Secret ingredient french onion soup

From the palace to the pauper As the story goes, French onion soup came to be in the kitchen of King Louis XV, on a day that there was nothing but butter, onions, and champagne to be found in the pantry – an early “Chopped” episode, of sorts!  The...

Easy dark chocolate truffles with cocoa nibs

It’s RecipeRedux time! This month the theme is 2-0-1-6.  A year that will live in infamy.  A year that saw big changes in my life (moving in with David, starting work at PVF, getting used to showing up on TV now and then), and a lot of learning.  So in a nod to...

‘Tis flu season – mocktails to hydrate & heal

Smug as a bug I was sitting pretty and feeling great when my boyfriend got a bad cold last week…I’d been drinking echinacea tea almost daily, getting enough sleep, and eating lots of wonderful winter veggies like squash and kale.  My immune system is...