Quinoa Breakfast Bars

February 17, 2015 Breakfast/Brunch
Quinoa Breakfast Bars -- Juggling With Julia

Sugar, that insipid invader of everyday foods, is slowly retreating from my family’s diet. As you know, I’m not ANTI-sugar.  Lordy, no! I’m just against it being EVERYWHERE from our sandwiches to breakfast cereal to our grab-n-go snacks. We’ve done a decent job on the peanut butter and cereal fronts. We’re now 100% into natural […]

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Winter Kale and Sausage Soup

February 15, 2015 Chili/Soup/Stew
Winter Kale and Sausage Soup - Juggling With Julia

Winter, you vindictive beyatch. Overkill much? I refuse to mope and moan, though. Here’s what I love about our winter of late, even while I wish it would end: Light and fluffy snow that’s fun to flop around in, and is easy to shovel, too. Endless snow days from school, allowing for lots of baking, […]

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Barbecue Rubbed Salmon

February 8, 2015 Main Meals
Barbecue Rubbed Salmon -- Juggling With Julia

Here in New England we are really enjoying Winter. Ok, fine. I’m a dirty liar. We’re not totally enjoying it. While there are some idyllic photo ops including the snow-covered woods and my favorite canine frolicking in the deep powder, I could certainly do without 10-foot snow banks, the constant barrage of school cancellations, and the […]

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Zesty Snack Mix with a Kick

February 1, 2015 Appetizers & Snacks
Zesty Snack Mix with a Kick -- Juggling With Julia

The zesty snack that bites you back. My Zesty Snack Mix with a Kick is the perfect blend of savory, crunchy, and spicy. The kick is a 1-2-3 punch that comes from the cayenne and hot sauce, as well as the buffalo-style pretzel pieces. I was hoping to capture some of the wholesomeness of a […]

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Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

January 25, 2015 Breads/Quick Breads
Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars -- Juggling With Julia

It’s true I am a huge sucker for anything that puts oatmeal and peanut butter together, especially at breakfast. Chocolate is a frequent accomplice. Is this obsession bordering on insanity? Let’s review the evidence. ♦  I smother my bowl of oatmeal in peanut butter and chocolate at least twice a week. ♦  I love Peanut […]

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5 Foods Never to Eat (All of Which are Negotiable)

January 18, 2015 Blogging
Happy Face - Juggling With Julia

I know you’ve seen those fear-mongering lists.  “5 Foods Never to Eat” or “Avoid These Foods Forever” promising amazing health or weight loss benefits. They flash cartoon images of bananas, suggesting sinister outcomes should you eat them. They urge you to avoid sugar at all costs, to run screaming away from the conventional produce aisle, […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing

December 14, 2014 Salads/Sides
Roasted Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Salad -- Juggling With Julia

Guess what? Here’s your easy do-ahead recipe to go with holiday dinner! Roasted Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing. That’s sweet roasted butternut squash, brown rice, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, and  greens — five simple ingredients and a tangy citrus dressing that come together in an amazing taste tableau that will have […]

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Homemade Whole Wheat Cavatelli Pasta (Guest Post!)

December 9, 2014 General
Homemade Whole Wheat Cavatelli GUEST POST -- Juggling With Julia

Today is a great example of the blending of my two worlds. There’s my FOOD world, of which you know everything — the endless parade of bacon, peanut butter on everything, salads galore, and all things chocolate chips. There’s also my NUTRITION world — the day job that allows me to bring home the bacon […]

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Rosemary Garlic Roasted Pork Loin

November 25, 2014 Main Meals
Rosemary Garlic Roasted Pork Loin -- Juggling With Julia

Imagine this: It’s a few days post Thanksgiving. You’ve eeked all you can out of the leftovers, and still you have to feed the troops. Dinner sure ain’t gonna make itself, but the thought of doing the full-court press in the kitchen, so soon after Turkey Day, is just a bit too much for you […]

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7 Tips for a Healthy Book Club

November 20, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle
7 Tips for a Healthy Book Club -- Juggling With Julia

Is Book Club making you fat?  Of course not. Books have no calories Really, though, is your book club often an evening of excess? A calorie calamity? Do you leave feeling like you’ve overdone it – again? Then read on, because we’re talking about 7 Tips for a Healthy Book Club. While it’s unlikely that […]

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