Never Make A Shopping List Again

Having a grocery list made is like putting on workout clothes.  I'm more likely to workout once I'm in the clothes and more likely to shop if I have a list. 

Removing cooking barriers (like list-making) is one of the reasons I’ve challenged myself to create a Capsule Kitchen, in other words, a kitchen made of only my favorite pantry staples and a few fresh, versatile, ingredients at a time.

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The 4 Things Keeping You From Cooking

This week I led two Improv Cooking Challenges for a group of cool, hard-working, athletic women who also happen to be raising small children.  

We talked exclusively about practical ways to get a meal on the table without compromising on the other aspects of life like working out, working hard, and raising a family.  We then went into the kitchen to compete in a Chopped-style cook-off.  Not surprisingly, seasoned cooks and newbies alike, made some darn good food and fast.  The food was so good in fact that people were tasting before the competition was over.   

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How to Modify a Recipe (and still make something that tastes good)

This weekend we hosted our annual winter potluck and we were responsible for the main course.  My husband signed up to make a roast which I knew would be amazing (it was).  And I hunted around for an inspiration recipe that would be easy (because parenting is hard), substantial (in case anyone didn't want beef), and colorful (because vegetables are good for you).  

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