Living Life At The Table

Home.  Work.  Play.  Travel.

Unlike most blogs that tend to focus on one topic, e.g., food, work, travel, family, etc., I write about all of those things because I see my life as four streams, home, work, play and travel, that commingle and converge into one dynamic stream  – this thing called life.

It’s stressful trying to live life like it’s packed into separate boxes that you continually open and close depending on the time of day and day of week.

Living means a single stream, life with the table as the centerpiece.


Falafel Burger

A falafel burger is the perfect weeknight meal.  It's packed with flavor and super easy. People have been making and eating falafel since the days of the Pharaohs. The star of the falafel burger show, the chickpea, also known as a garbanzo bean, is one of the world's...

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Simple Summer Sliced Tomato Salad

"How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways." So goes the first line from poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnet, "How Do I Love Thee?". Her husband was the subject of this famous work, not tomatoes. But for tomato lovers around the world, these two lines accurately...

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Kids and Vegetables

How to get your kids to eat more vegetables? Cajole? Beg? Plead? Threaten? Nope.  Leave it whole. Researchers in Australia have discovered that children ate more of a whole carrot than a carrot cut into pieces. Everyone wins. Less work for you. More vegetables for...

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Top 10 Meal Prep Tips

DOWNLOAD: Top 10 Meal Prep Tips Want more help in the kitchen?  Attend the Kitchen Academy! What you eat, how you eat, where you eat, and who you eat with has a profound effect on every area of your life! Yet, most of us give very little thought to this question as...

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Making Time For Life At The Table

I chatted with Claire Billingsley of "Coffee With Claire", recently and shared some of my tips for making the table a priority.  (My interview starts at 1:42.) Watch the interview here. Be sure to watch our improv segment at the end of the show!...

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Crunchy Apple Salad With Manchego Cheese

Cooking Lesson: Use what's on hand to create something new. The greens my daughter bought the day before Thanksgiving went sour in the fridge overnight. Instead of making a run to the grocery store (because I believe that the stores should be closed on our national...

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Pan-Seared Scallops with Gingered Rice Noodles

There are many things that I love about this recipe. First it's simple. Pan searing is one of my favorite cooking techniques and it is a skill you master.  It's a technique that can be applied to proteins of all shapes and sizes, flank steak, salmon, chicken breasts,...

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