Simple, Warming and So Loved

Given the choice, I’d rather be in New Mexico at this time of year. It’s harvest time for green chiles, and, across the state, the air is filled with the exhilarating aroma of roasting peppers. Green chile plays a major role in New Mexican cuisine year-round, but the freshly roasted chiles of early fall are…

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Fast and Fuss-Free

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I’m back from vacation! It wasn’t exactly weeknight cooking, but I was cooking pretty fast and fuss-free, because who wants to pull out the mandoline at an Airbnb after a day of lazing around at the beach. (And, in fact, that wasn’t an option: My Airbnb didn’t even…

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Death by Diet Soda?

Does guzzling diet soda lead to an early demise? There was a collective gasp among Coke Zero and Diet Pepsi drinkers this week after media reports highlighted a new study that found prodigious consumers of artificially sweetened drinks were 26 percent more likely to die prematurely than those who rarely drank sugar-free beverages. The study,…

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