Category Archives: Weight Loss Recipes

Roasted Eggplant and Sautéed Swiss Chard Lasagna

Roasted Eggplant and Sautéed Swiss Chard Lasagna Friends, thank you for all of your thoughts yesterday in regard to Marcella Hazan’s famous tomato sauce — it turns out many of you have modified it on your own as well. This is how I’ve been using it recently: layered between noodles, roasted eggplant rounds, sautéed Swiss chard, and a… Read More »

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Tomatoes

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Tomatoes Earlier this week while flipping through magazines at my parents’ house, I came across a striking photo in the June Bon Appétit: a yogurt-smeared platter piled with vegetables. For its unlikely assembly of ingredients—fresh tomatoes with caramelized eggplant and crispy kale chips all atop a tzatziki-like sauce—I pegged it as an Ottolenghi… Read More »

Summer Squash Gratin

Summer Squash Gratin My brother-in-law Tim arrived Friday evening with his four children, a case of beer, and a bag of vegetables—the fruits of his, as he described, “backyard CSA”: a half dozen plump, weighty Cherokee Purple tomatoes, two dirt-shrouded onions with straggly greens intact, and four one-pound-plus summer squash clubs. Um, thanks? At the moment, it was… Read More »

Alexandra’s Kitchen

Alexandra’s Kitchen Skip to Recipe As someone who loves to cook, it’s a shame I’m not a better gardener. How nice would it be, I often think, to step outside with my kitchen shears to trim lettuce and herbs for our nightly salad, to pluck snap peas for snacking and cucumbers for pickling?  I like to imagine my… Read More »

Roasted Ratatouille Pasta

Roasted Ratatouille Pasta Last Friday, before heading out to see friends for a long weekend, I made the roasted ratatouille from my friend Gena Hamshaw’sFood52 Vegan. I chopped up every pepper, onion, eggplant, tomato, and zucchini I could find, threw them into my largest roasting pan, tossed them with olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, fresh thyme, and salt,… Read More »

One-Pan Baked Ziti — A Miracle!

One-Pan Baked Ziti — A Miracle! August 11, 20178 Comments I spent last weekend in Southern California, which left me asking many questions, namely: Why don’t I live there? And how might I live there? And am I too old to wear a trucker hat? And how is one supposed to be productive, with distractions at every turn?… Read More »

New Toast Bookplates + Toaster Notecards

New Toast Bookplates + Toaster Notecards Last month, we celebrated the mothers in our lives with flowerpot loaves and toast bookplates. I loved hearing from you and reading your inscriptions, one of my favorites being: “Happy Baking, Happier Toasting, Happiest Crumbing!” Shortly after Mother’s Day, I contacted an illustrator, Steph Becker, to redesign the toast bookplate — I… Read More »

Alligators and Butterflies

Alligators and Butterflies Oh this feeling. To finally hold something in your hand that you have worked so much with for the past year. Feeling the weight of the 260 pages, the matte paper and the debossed title on the cover. Remembering the deadline that felt impossible only a few months ago. It’s like all those alligators that… Read More »

Savory Yogurt Bowl + London

Savory Yogurt Bowl + London We love yogurt in our family*. The unsweetened, thick, creamy and tangy kind. We enjoy yogurt for breakfast (with fruit) and sometimes dessert (with dates + chocolate + nuts). We top our soups with yogurt, we add it to smoothies and ice pops and we also dress our salads with it (Isac likes to dress himself with… Read More »

Baked Artichoke Chicken

Baked Artichoke Chicken [unable to retrieve full-text content] Baked Artichoke Chicken only takes about 5 minutes to throw together and creates the most delicious Mediterranean inspired meal full of artichokes and Kalamata olives. The first time I made this Artichoke Chicken it disappeared so quickly that I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture! I was… Read More »

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad [unable to retrieve full-text content] Strawberry Spinach Salad with the most amazing homemade creamy poppy seed dressing couldn’t be easier to make and is the perfect tasty salad. Just add grilled chicken, avocado, or shrimp to make it a meal or serve it as a side dish or appetizer. The past few weeks the strawberries… Read More »

Healthy Meal Plans Week 26

Healthy Meal Plans Week 26 [unable to retrieve full-text content] I couldn’t be more excited about this week’s healthy meal plan! It’s packed with delicious recipes that celebrate all the wonderful produce that’s available this time of year. It’s also light and fresh for summer including one of my favorite cold pasta dishes. Now let’s talk about this… Read More »

Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Spinach Artichoke Pizza [unable to retrieve full-text content] Spinach Artichoke Pizza with all the creamy, cheesy things you love about spinach artichoke dip but in an easy and surprisingly healthy pizza that can be yours in about 10 minutes. This week I am coming at you with some pizza! And not just any pizza – spinach and artichoke… Read More »

Muscletech Rise And Grind: Nutrition and Supplementation

Muscletech Rise And Grind: Nutrition and Supplementation Main | Email Sign-Up | Nutrition/Supplementation Overview | Program Overview | Get Started The goal of Rise and Grind is to show you how the daily grind of life and the daily grind of building muscle are really one and the same. Success in either endeavor demands hard work and consistency… Read More »