Grilled Eggplant Salad with Lentils and Tomatoes (The Kids Cook Monday)

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Lentils and Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

“You can make this salad every day for the rest of the summer. I could eat it every day.” ~Michael “Mommy, this is so good!” ~Top Gun (Then he proceeds to stand up and dance at the table.) “Who wants to help me make the eggplant salad for Kids Cook Monday?” ~Me “Me!” ~Three excited… 

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Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms

Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy Recipe with Shiitake Mushrooms - Andrea Meyers

My inbox has filled with wonderful, encouraging messages from readers since I wrote last week about my cancer diagnosis and treatment. Thank you for all the love and support. I hope the things I share about food and how it has helped me deal with treatment will help others, whether you are living with cancer… 

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Kale, Spinach, and Pear Smoothie

Kale, Spinach, and Pear Smoothie Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I love greens. From the time I was a young girl and ate up my first serving of southern-style turnip greens with a splash of vinegar, I have loved my green vegetables. We grow our own chard, kale, arugula, and lettuces, though for some reason spinach doesn’t do well in our garden so we have… 

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry, Apple, and Quinoa Stuffing

Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe with Cranberry, Apple, and Quinoa Stuffing - Andrea Meyers

Roasted acorn squash is one of my favorite vegetarian or vegan meals because the squash is such a great palette for stuffing with all sorts of grains and vegetables, and this recipe is one of my favorites. The squash roasts while you make the quinoa stuffing on the stove, then finishes all together with a… 

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Persian Jeweled Rice, aka Wedding Rice (The Kids Cook Monday)

Persian Jeweled Rice Recipe (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

Fragrant rice dishes are one of my favorite food memories from my time in the Middle East. Widely known as pilaf (aka polow, pilav, pilau, pulao, and other names), these rice dishes vary in texture and ingredients based on the country of origin. Pilafs may include spices, meat, nuts, dried fruits, and vegetables, and have… 

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Fruit Salad with Kiwi, Strawberries, and Mango (The Kids Cook Monday)

Fruit Salad Recipe with Kiwi, Strawberries, and Mango - Andrea Meyers

When I started writing this blog in 2006, my boys were all very young. I was pregnant with Monkey Boy, and the other two were still in diapers, so they weren’t much help in the kitchen. Still, I wanted them to start learning about cooking at an early age, so I had a laundry basket… 

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Tomato and Raisin Chutney

Tomato and Raisin Chutney - Andrea Meyers

I remember August of last year very clearly. Our tomato plants were producing like crazy, and we were bringing in five to ten pounds each night. Michael and I looked at each other and said it was time to get a pressure canner. Until then, I’d only canned high-acid tomato recipes, and seven years ago… 

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