Easy Summertime Pineapple Sangria

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Last summer, my best Seattle friends threw me a paella party to celebrate my book deals. An incredible Spanish-style cookout. And of all the deliciousness, Barnaby’s sangria was my favorite part. Spanish tapas and brandied cherries followed closely behind. This is my inspired spin on his fruited, fizzy wine. I like to let it sit…

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Pineapple Slaw with Creamy Ginger Lime Dressing

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I’d like to say I made this slaw to celebrate spring verging on summer weather, but really, I made it to remind me of the two things I ate most often in Central America: pineapple and cabbage. I’m missing sweet and tart together on every plate, brightness and freshness at every meal. This is my…

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Healthier Morning Glory Muffins

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Healthier Morning Glory Muffins 2¼ cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup sugar 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple (including juices) 1½ cups shredded carrots (2-3 medium) ½ cup raisins ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut ½…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 1

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1. Broccoli. No matter what we’re eating, Daniel and I roast a pan full of sweet and crispy roasted broccoli along with every dinner. Every night. That speaks well of the broccoli. Speaks even better of our digestive systems. When I went home to Boston for the month of December, naturally, I cooked every night….

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