Eat Your Vegetables

Two-Faced March Madness Pizza

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/shenning/photos/2012/mar/18/231739/ OK, I'll admit it, March Madness isn't the only sports' related item rumbling around my skull this week. It's hard to think of anything other than the Jayhawks, 'tis true, but each year at this time, one other little niggling event manages to creep in and a steal a ...

Rock Chalk Guac: The perfect snack for some March Madness

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/shenning/photos/2012/mar/12/231449/ You know what goes about as well with basketball as that blue and red bird? Guacamole. It’s mean, green and perfect for dipping. Bonus: It’s super easy to make yourself, no need to buy mixes or the pre-made stuff. In fact, it’s so easy to make it, there’s about ...

Don't panic: Spring's about sprung — time to start thinking about your vegetable garden

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/shenning/photos/2012/mar/4/231071/ It seems like yesterday that the kiddo and I were on the deck, harvesting mint before bringing our pots in for the summer. And you know why it doesn't seem that long ago? Because we did it during a September cold snap that was cooler than pretty much any ...

A big, fat puzzle: School lunch, budgets, calories and our kids — what you can do

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2012/feb/16/230176/ Last week, I wrote [a story about the puzzle that is school lunch][1]. What's so puzzling about lunch? How about everything. It needs to be cheap. It needs to be USDA-approved healthy. It needs to be something kids actually eat. About eight ways to Sunday, those things DO NOT ...

A week-long life-saver: Sunday night roasted veggies with easy balsamic dressing

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/shenning/photos/2012/feb/19/230333/ Want a Sunday activity that will save you gobs of time on your lunches and dinners the rest of the week? Roast a couple of pans of veggies. http://www.lawrence.com/users/shenning/photos/2012/feb/19/230335/ You can serve the finished product over brown rice or quinoa for a hearty dinner. Spoon them over salad greens ...

A Valentine's Day dinner with sugar and spice and everything nice

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/shenning/photos/2012/feb/14/230034/ Happy Valentine's Day! If you're like me, your Valentine's will be a day full of chocolate. Honestly, I eat healthy probably 90 percent of the time, but I've got a special place in my heart for chocolate. The darker, the better these days. And there's no better excuse than ...

Pachamama's pastry chef nominated in "Food and Wine Magazine" contest

Sarah Henning

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2011/dec/21/227010/ Think Molten Brown Sugar Cake with Cranberries and Pecans sounds tasty? How about Fresh Ginger Cake or Caramelized Mango Rum Pie? Major YUM, right? Those desserts are all currently on the menu at Pachamama's, 800 N.H. And they're also Juan Carlos "Jay" Tovar-Ballagh's ticket to a bit of culinary ...

Come in from the cold: Visit the Kaw Valley Seeds Project Fair this weekend

Sarah Henning

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2011/feb/26/208823/ For the third time in as many years, gardeners novice and mature and in between can pick up, exchange and discuss seeds at the [Kaw Valley Seeds Project Fair][1]. The fair, which was visited by more than 1,200 folks last year, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday ...

Bummer: Eudora's Jason "Wolf" Hamlin out in first day of "American Idol" Hollywood Week

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2012/jan/23/228642/ Well, that was quick. Eudora's [Jason "Wolf" Hamlin][1], who so [impressed the judges and won so many fans with his San Diego audition][2], barely made it to Hollywood before he was sent packing Wednesday night with half the other contestants during the first phase of the "American Idol" Hollywood ...

Make Valentine's Day extra grand by helping out two local organizations

Sarah Henning

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2008/feb/14/140891/ Remember the days when the student council raised money with your heart's fickle desires — delivering Valentine's Day roses for a $1 a pop to the boy or girl of your teenage dream(s)? Wasn't that grand? (And embarrassing, and awesome, and insulting and totally romantic?) These days you can ...

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