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Eat Your Vegetables!?

We know that fruits and vegetables are all good for us, but are they equal? For many of us, it is almost a collective childhood memory: you’re sitting at the dinner table, on your plate is a portion of broccoli/spinach/carrots (or fill-in-the-vegetable). You’ve...

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Three Tasty and Simple Veggie Sides

Here are three veggie side dishes that we make on a regular basis. They are flavorful, but what we like most about them is that they are simple. With just a few fresh ingredients we can quickly prepare a hot vegetable side to go with dinner. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive...

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A Book for the Season and a Recipe for the Books

This is just one of the many beautiful illustrations in Cranberry Thanksgiving, a gem of a book that I had growing up. Maggie, Grandmother and Mr. Whiskers, warm by the hearth, decide to let the thieving Mr. Horace inside to share the last piece of pumpkin pie....

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Eat Together! Why and How

Why eat together? When given the facts, the answer’s a no brainer: because it’s ALL GOOD NEWS when your family eats together. A simple Google search on the family meal turns up article upon article touting the benefits for families when they share meals together on a...

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The Great St. Paddy’s Day Inferno

St. Patrick’s Day at the McGuire’s —it was going to be grand! Five couples plus ourselves would gather in the dining room of our newly built home to enjoy some traditional Irish fare. It was our first real dinner party in the home that we had spent the previous year...

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How I came to The Broccoli Philosophy

Some of my earliest food memories are of the nightly dinners my mother devotedly prepared for our family. I say devotedly because I don’t think she loved preparing these meals. She loved us, though, and when I was a young child Mom faithfully had a hot meal on the...

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