Make a sandwich and call it dinner

If it was hard to find time to cook in the summer because I was too busy playing, it's even harder now that I'm too busy shlepping. Between carpools, extracurriculars, coaching running club and work, there's little time for dinner. And yet, my kids are hungrier than ever after school.One of my favorite go-to dinners … Continue reading Make a sandwich and call it dinner

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All you need is soup

My toes are frozen and so are my pipes. This "polar vortex" has been so miserable that I actually joined a gym. Yes, after more than a decade of running in Chicago winters, I gave in. New Year's was my last run outside, and I actually thought I might die. Whether it was the ice, … Continue reading All you need is soup

Banana hot chocolate

If the wintery mix pelting my face during my run yesterday wasn't enough evidence of the season's arrival in Chicago, the snow was. And while I'd be a fool to lament the winter that's inevitable, I can say this much: smoothie season is officially over. It's a good thing this hot banana chocolate is incredible. … Continue reading Banana hot chocolate

Winter warmth soup

I'm on my fourth cup of tea, and I'm still cold. I don't mean to complain, except my knuckles started hurting this week, the day the temperature turned south. I'm 35. Too young for arthritis. Time to move. But alas, we like our friends, our family and our house. Plus, we have jobs. I'll have … Continue reading Winter warmth soup

Almond butter vegan ‘ice cream’

In every sense of the word, there are a lot of bad frozen parve desserts out there. Rich's Whip, anyone? Granted, there are also some good ones these days. Non dairy sorbets and a few products at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are tasty. That is if you like paying loads of money for ice … Continue reading Almond butter vegan ‘ice cream’