Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Halloween time makes me think of ghosts and goblins but also of junk food. One of my friends is worried about the reception of the kids in her neighborhood when they find out she is handing out bags of pretzels instead of candy. I think she is doing an awesome service. Those kids will get plenty of junk elsewhere. And unfortunately once you have a candy hound it is hard to break them. Believe me as a former hound myself, I know. Here are some tips for making Halloween safer foodwise.

And here are some tips for parents for healthy habits in general. I really like the tipsheet for eating out.

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