Delicious cooking with whole grains.

Whole grains (farro, quinoa, etc.): They’re super delicious and healthy, too. Great recipes and ideas for cooking with whole grains. Continue reading

The best tip for making a perfect salad.

What’s the secret to creating the perfect salad? It’s a step that you’re overlooking: seasoning your greens. Here’s how to amp up your salads. Continue reading

Healthy recipes for the new year.

Tired of the rich, sweet holiday food? Ready for a fresh start? Craving your veggies? Here’s a batch of healthful recipes to start your new year right. Continue reading

Lunchbox salad with chicken, carrot and fennel.

This fresh-tasting salad of chicken and vegetables is a perfectly packable lunch to take to work. Use store-bought cooked chicken to make it super easy. Continue reading

The best types of salt for cooking.

Which type or types of salt are best for cooking? There are so many options, but I’ve narrowed them down to three essential salts in my kitchen. Continue reading

Fabulous wild rice salad with chicken.

I love a really hearty salad for dinner, one with roast chicken, perhaps, and some grains for structure … and, of course, cheese. Continue reading

Your top recipes of 2012.

What did readers enjoy cooking in 2012? Here are the top 6 recipes from the past year, determined by the number of reader likes and comments. Continue reading

Best recipes of 2012.

A look back at my top recipes from 2012, including hot fudge pudding cake, pasta with bacon and kale, and the very best way to cook spaghetti squash. Enjoy! Continue reading

The Clara Project: classic French salad dressing recipe.

If you think French dressing is a sweet, ketchupy mess, think again. This recipe for classic French dressing is simple, flavorful and perfect on a light green salad. Continue reading

Whole-grain salad with tomatoes, corn and smoked mozzarella

I recently had occasion to pull out an old recipe that came from my friend and former colleague, Tricia. For a team potluck lunch eons ago, she brought a salad of wheat berries with tomatoes, corn and smoked mozzarella. It … Continue reading