Incorporate a Serving of Lentils into Your Diet

Question: Can a person learn to love lentils? The thing is, I've been trying to incorporate as many healthy foods into my diet as possible -- salmon, broccoli, spinach, and whole grains are among my favorites. But lentils? Up until recently, they haven't been my thing. I guess it's because they just aren't very visually appealing. I know, stupid reason, but I'm just being honest about it. ...more

They can be used so many ways. Here is my recent favorite recipe, combining lentils, bacon and ... more

Announcing BlogHer Food '11, May 20-21 in Atlanta, GA!

Today, I'm thrilled to announce the dates and venue for BlogHer Food '11, our third annual foo...more

but looking forward to attending. Bought my ticket! more

My Most Difficult Blogging Moment

I still remember the shock of it all, and how very personally I took it. I had told myself that it wouldn’t happen to me, that I wasn’t that type. Those kinds of things happened to others, the other kind of people. And, if it did happen to me, I wouldn’t be affected. Other kinds of people were pulled into that, but I’m not other kinds of people. I’m solid and rock steady and sure of myself. Turns out I was that other kind of people. ...more

but I'm sure it will. I hope I have the same grace you did! more

Put That Bread Machine to Work

Did you or someone in your family get a bread machine for Christmas? Bread machines can be a great tool for whipping up fresh, homemade bread and beyond in your kitchen this winter. Here are some ideas for ways to put that new tool to work. ...more

Here are a few of my tried and true favorites:

whole wheat/oatmeal ... more

Week 3: Explore and Win a BlogHer Food '11 Pass!

We still have so much good stuff on to introduce you to, so how about we keep this going for another week and give you an opportunity to win your choice of a full conference pass to either BlogHer Food '11, May 20-21 in Atlanta, Georgia, or our annual conference, BlogHer '11, August 5-6 in San Diego, California? ...more

In the food section, and own your own beauty more

Weekend Menu Planning: Ten New Ideas with Turkey Leftovers

One thing that makes writing about food so fun is that the imagination of good cooks is limitless, so interesting and new food ideas keep popping up every year. That's certainly true with ideas for using leftover turkey, and although I've been spotlighting recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers for BlogHer readers since 2007, there are still unique turkey recipe ideas this year that you probably haven't thought of. In no particular order, here are 10 new ideas for leftover turkey from Thanksgiving 2010. ...more

Yum, turkey and guac sound wonderful and I'd love them with cranberry sauce in addition!

My ... more

Kenmore Elite Appliance Reviews and Sweepstakes!

Four lucky BlogHer Reviewers upgraded to the latest appliances from Kenmore. Each blogger is updating us on their experience over the next few weeks as they discover how truly innovative these appliances are. After reading their posts and learning about the advanced features, which appliance would make the biggest change in your life? ...more

We're existing (barely) with the ancient W/D from previous owner of our house so definitely the ... more

Lessons Learned from a First Year of Blogging

I set out to write a blog that was truly candid, but that meant taking risks with where my audience might draw lines, and as I said above, I only started giving a slightly smaller shit what people though t-- I didn't quit caring altogether. So one of the most freeing things I've learned is that, although I keep them in mind, my audience doesn't shape my writing -- I do. ...more

I'm approaching my 3 month anniversary-a year seems a long way off still. I'm committed to a ... more

Weekend Menu Planning: Pumpkin Recipes for Cupcakes, Cookies, Cakes, Bread, and Muffins

The pumpkin recipes continue with more tasty ideas for cooking with pumpkin. I started with Pumpkin Soup, Chili, Stew, and Drinks, and then I featured Savory Pumpkin Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. ...more

Gotta try that cheesecake!

Made some lightened up pumpkin muffins from a Dorie Greenspan ... more

Celebrate National Spinach-Lovers' Month With These Recipes

As the summer weather fades into fall, it's the perfect season for spinach, a leafy green that adores cooler temperatures. October is National Spinach-Lovers' Month, and what better time to celebrate than by trying a spinach-based recipe? Here are some ideas to get you started. ...more

I've recently made palak paneer-one of my favorite Indian ... more