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Carrot-Coconut Macaroons

I thought we’d attempt to celebrate Passover with my little ones for the first time this year, but it didn’t go as planned. There was illness, a storm, 10 devastating plagues. It was a rough week. At least we talked about the holiday a bit. My daughter insisted on telling me EXACTLY where to hide the afikomen, and was repeatedly delighted when she found it (although we used a cloth napkin instead, because repeatedly hiding matzos among her socks and underwear and pajamas somehow didn’t feel right). READ MORE

Modern Reasons for Admission

Reasons for admission to one asylum in the late 1800s included "Jealousy and Religion" and "Kicked in the Head by a Horse." A version for today: READ MORE

Parenting In the Age of Zombies

Parents these days all want to know the same thing: how much zombie time is too much for their kids? READ MORE

The Disgustingly Good Black Bean Brownies

I used to read a lot of fairy tales, and one of my old favorites is the Brother’s Grimm story The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage. In it, the three title characters form a partnership: the mouse brings the water, the bird fetches firewood, and the sausage cooks dinner. But then they decide to shake things up, and that’s where the trouble begins. READ MORE

The All-Healing Chickpea-Chorizo Frittata

Last week, my daughter transformed into a miniature Darth Vader: her breathing was dangerously raspy and uneven. Her eyes drooped. She ran high fevers. We spent whole days on the couch, wrapped in blankets. At night, I became an anxious new mama again, leaning over her while she slept to make sure she was still breathing. READ MORE

Pineapple-Coconut-Quinoa Chickpea Muffins

I don’t know how cold it is where you live, but here it is so cold—how cold is it?—it is SO COLD, it’s not safe to leave the house. But I did, for all of 30 seconds, to quickly snap this picture, which I hoped would evoke lying in the warm sun by a swimming pool, somewhere in the Carribean. Hey, a girl can dream. READ MORE

Happy Yogurt Ghost Holidays

 

Previously: Pumpkin-Chickpea-Almond-Butter Bars

Natalie Eve Garrett is an artist and writer. Currently, she is cooking up a delicious anthology called The Artists' and Writers' CookbookPrints of her art are for sale here.

Pumpkin-Chickpea-Almond-Butter Bars

It's fall, so it's time for pumpkin(-Chickpea-Almond-Butter Bars)s. They’re everywhere now: Outside the market, on your doorstep, carved into demonic faces, squished into cans in the cupboard. Thank goodness they’re back. I’ve missed you, pumpkins. READ MORE

The Globster Makeover

Do you ever feel like you want to pour yourself onto the beach and just lie there forever, slowly jiggling in the sun? We’ve all been there. But even on days like this, you can still pull off the illusion of having a face. Here are a few tips for a quick makeover. READ MORE

Writer's Block Soup

For me, one of the best remedies for writer’s block or artist’s block is cooking. Particularly if I’m cooking something I know how to cook already: it relaxes me, lets my mind wander. But I often want to try to cook up something new. And then of course there are days when I simply don’t know what to cook. One of the best remedies for cook’s block is opening the front door and going outside. (This is actually an all-purpose remedy, I've found.) My version of “heading for the hills” is the river and the woods, but sitting on the porch for five minutes will do.  Sometimes I order delivery before coming inside again; other times, I have a better idea. READ MORE