• Black beans and rice with chicken and apple pico

    Beans and rice: healthy, cheap, easy, filling… and kinda boring, right? But it doesn’t have to be. This recipe from Bon Appetit takes what is probably the most frequently eaten dish in the world and gives it a little extra oomph (without adding too much extra time). The most interesting part of this, for me, […]

  • How to start swimming

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    I learned to swim when I was 22 months old, and I grew up with a pool in my backyard. So even though I (foolishly) quit swim team in elementary school, swimming has always been relatively easy and natural for me. When my family was living in Brussels, I would swim laps every day at […]

  • Raspberry muesli with hazelnuts

    When I told y’all I was a picky child, you probably thought I meant that I would only eat, like, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, Cheerios and PB&J sandwiches, right? Because that’s what a normal picky child eats. But I was not a normal picky child (just like I’m not a normal picky adult — […]

  • Spinach salad with quinoa and chicken

    So, here’s the thing: I hate salads. Not all salads. Bean salad, pasta salad and fruit salad that doesn’t include cantaloupe or honeydew are fine. But I really don’t like raw leaves. And I despise cucumbers. So that eliminates the vast majority of salads. Unfortunately for me, though, raw leaves are a lot healthier than, […]

  • Photos I meant to post in 2011

    I’m sorry I wasn’t more consistent in my posting last year. I am going to try to be better in 2012. But while I still have some recipes hanging around that I can post when the time is right, there are a few things that I really should have posted ages ago. Here goes. We […]

  • Who Dey

    Happy 2012! I apologize for my sporadic posting during the past month or so. We were gone for most of December, but I do have some things I am going to post from our trips. In the meantime, this is a really big day. Not only are the Bengals are in the playoffs, they actually […]