Lasagna

If you enjoyed our baked ziti recipe, then you’ll love our lasagna. It uses the same ingredients to create another easy, nutritious, and family-friendly comfort meal. Since we’re not fans of ricotta, a simple white sauce enhances the flavor of the dish without making it too creamy.

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

One of our favorite fall recipes, these muffins are simple, delicious, and a great way to make use of fresh apples.

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Food Deprivation

Hungry. Low energy. Trouble sleeping. Irritable. Anxious. Hair falling out. Changes in mood. Always cold. These describe Julia when she was in the throes of her eating disorder. They also describe the symptoms experienced by kids with chronic hunger due to poverty. I find it curious that I have a daughter recovering from an eating disorder and a volunteer job coordinating a food assistance program for public school students with food insecurity. I didn’t think about this serendipitous connection in my life until it came to writing this post, and now that I am, I’m wondering if it was a subconscious, spiritual intervention or simply a coincidence. It gives me pause.

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Butternut Squash Soup

Happy fall! With the weather getting colder and winter squash becoming available locally in New England, it’s the perfect time to make this hearty and healthy vegetarian classic. Panera can’t top this!

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Challah Bread

Old-fashioned braided breads like challah are something I knew well growing up with an Eastern European mother. When I came together with my wife, her Jewish roots elevated challah to a place of tradition for Shabbats and high holidays. The 2-tier style I like to make melds the past and present for me and is outstanding for French toast the next day on if there’s any leftover!

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Vegetarian Meatballs with Spaghetti

This plant-based alternative to classic Italian-style meatballs is packed with flavor and nutrition and not quite as challenging as our veggie burger recipe. We enjoy them over spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce.

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Soft Pretzels with Hummus

Hummus is super easy to make and can be enjoyed with cut-up fruits and vegetables, bread, crackers, and so much more. It pairs especially well with our soft New York-style pretzels!

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How Health Class Triggered My Eating Disorder

It’s that time of the year when kids say goodbye to summer and return to school. While the current state of the world is posing unprecedented challenges to students, that transition—even under more normal circumstances—was always difficult for me. Whether it was in eighth grade when I rapidly spiraled into an eating disorder days after the school year began or my first hospital admission in the fall of ninth grade or having to medically withdraw from college last year after only one month, going back to school consistently caused quite a few problems.

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