Patricia’s Blog

The Whole30: Changing Your Relationship with Food

For my monthly challenge in September, I chose to do a Whole30, which I had never done all the way through before. Our older son Alex got married in August, which meant riotous celebration and vigorous dancing to Latin music…

Easy Batch-Cooked Vegetables 2: Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squash, Beets and Brussels Sprouts

More vegetables -- thanks for all the suggestions! Like last week, I'm offering what I think are the simplest ways to prepare vegetables all at once, so you can easily throw them into a range of meals with different flavors.…

Batch-Cook Your Veggies: Fast, Easy (Lazy?) Ways to Prepare Cabbage, Eggplant, Peppers, Asparagus and Broccoli

After work, the gym, or driving kids around, you probably don't feel like washing, chopping and cooking vegetables. The answer (I think) is batch cooking one or two days a week, after a trip to the grocery store or farmer's…

They Enjoyed the Real-Food Buffet, Ate Until Satisfied, Lost Two Pounds

I was so excited to see this study published earlier this year, because it fits in so well with my own experience, and nothing like it had been done before in such a well-controlled manner. Hummus with a rainbow of…