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Labor & Delivery Around the Pond

At the end of my third trimester, I put together a prenatal healthcare comparison titled “Pregnancy Around the Pond.” After spending my first pregnancy in London and my second in New York City, I evaluated the differences between the two countries in terms of…

May 28, 2020
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Creamy Tomato Halloumi Soup

It’s no secret I love halloumi, and, with my third tomato soup in quarantine, it’s no secret that I’m loving these bowls of coziness! This Creamy Tomato Halloumi Soup, from Real Simple magazine, is quick, powerful, and a little something different! Details below! Rating:…

May 27, 2020
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Coconut Chilli Chicken

The U.K. knows a good curry, and this Coconut Chilli Chicken is no exception! Waitrose Food Magazine is always one of my favorites when it comes to quality meals. This one can be on your table in under an hour. Details below! Rating: A…

May 26, 2020
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Cheesy Spinach and Meat Lasagna

Love me a lasagna. And, I might say it’s in my top five favorite dinners! Maybe not this Cheesy Spinach and Meat Lasagna, from Good Housekeeping, that has room for improvement, but, really, can you ever truly mess up cheese, meat, sauce, and noodles?!…

May 25, 2020
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Hot Chicken Tacos with White Sauce Slaw

I am such a fan of sweet and spicy chicken tacos. The ones from Playa Betty’s, here in the Upper West Side, are pretty darn tasty, and this recipe reminds me of those, or at least fulfills that same craving that hits pretty often!…

May 22, 2020
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Honey-Peanut Granola

This is probably the most traditional granola I’ve put together. Nice clusters, nuts, dried fruit, a hint of sweetness–Martha Stewart Living’s Honey-Peanut Granola is quick, easy, and reliable! Details below. Rating: A- How to make it an A+: Good, but doesn’t “wow.” I always…

May 21, 2020
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Traditional Chicken Curry

I just love a good chicken curry. Back in England, Indian food was so much more common, and actually one of the topics I was often teased about. “Oh, you Americans don’t know how to do a good curry.” Well, for under 30 minutes,…

May 17, 2020
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Roasted Tomato Soup

I’ve been making a ton of soups in quarantine! They’re almost like a big hug during these crazy times!! This is another easy one! While it takes a little forethought because the tomatoes are roasted ahead of the soup prep, it sure is worth…

May 14, 2020
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Eggplant “Meatballs” – Two Ways

I am always looking for vegetarian dinner options. Even before the grocery store supply chain was suffering, I always explored plant-based options. If you’re doing it right, and making sure your meals are packed with vitamins and protein, going plant-based is best on all…

May 13, 2020