Author archives: Faith Anaya

Create: Good Food for the Body & Soul

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Photography by Janet Warlick / Food Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   like to take a holistic view of nutrition and have always taken the view that food can be beautiful, delicious and nutritious. I also think that there are no bad foods, just bad choices. The swirl of fad diets, conflicting studies, conflicting nutrition guidelines and changing recomm[...]

Create: Easy-to-Make and Tasty Energy Bars

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Most of us could use more energy. Energy bars are one solution. Photography by Cindy Momchilov / Food Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   is a busy month. Whether you’re running in the Little Rock Marathon, running after toddlers or running around getting ready for spring break, it’s a busy time. Most of us could use more energy. Energy bars are one sol[...]

Create: Too Much Chocolate? Impossible!

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There is at least one thing on this crazy planet that seems to be a universal: Chocolate makes me and countless others happy. Photography by Janet Warlick / Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   research for this month’s issue made me quite happy — I got lost in reading books by chocolate experts, looking at photos of chocolate, tasting the results of cho[...]

Create: The Root of the Matter

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When was the last time you bought a rutabaga or a parsnip? Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Food styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   vegetables are not particularly attractive, and they can be a bit puzzling, even mysterious, but these denizens of winter shine when roasted. Once peeled, they’re easy to prepare in a multitude of ways: You can cut them i[...]

Create: Turkey Reimagined

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Reimagine what to do with your leftover turkey in these four clever, delicious dishes. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Food Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   many years, my Thanksgiving tradition was to get the November issue of Gourmet Magazine and pick out new recipes to add to our holiday meals. My collection of Gourmet goes back to 1988, and, look[...]

Create: Decadent Side Dishes

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Nutrition is trending, and my orientation is to nutritious, economical, well-tested, chef-driven but doable-at-home-by-mere-mortals recipes. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Food Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   as our editor Angela reminded me: A well-timed, once-in-awhile splurge is good for everyone. This is a splurge month. Let’s see – cheese, egg[...]

Create: Halloween Beyond the Teens

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Halloween parties aren’t just for kids, and not all Halloween-themed recipes have to be sweet. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Food styled by Muriel H. Wilkins :: Staged by Ashlee Nobel and Sara Edwards Neal   the amount of candy likely to come into your house that night, you’d probably like some fun and easy, not to mention affordable and savory,[...]

Create: Dinner and a Movie

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Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins    for this month’s recipes included re-watching a half dozen of my favorite films. The fact that googling “food films” yields a multitude of lists indicates just how intertwined food is with life. From “Ratatouille” to “Babette’s Feast,” over and again we see food as a metaphor: It is memo[...]

Create: Beyond Beef

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Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins    you been thinking about alternatives to burgers and fries? While you’re probably familiar with turkey burgers, you may not know that ground chicken, lamb, tuna and salmon also make great burgers. Have you made your own chickpea or black bean burgers? There is a whole world of options out[...]

Create: Easy Entertaining

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Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   month, we’re featuring fun, easy-to-prepare, easy-to-eat, easy-to-clean up recipes for delicious summer meals that don’t require a grill. I love the flavor and texture contrast of fruit in salad. For me, until recently, mixing fruits and greens was rare. It was only later in life that[...]