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SOS! Help for Sciatic Pain?

Here we go again…after nearly a decade of freedom from the agony of sciatica pain, I’m feeling that horribly familiar discomfort again. The pain starts in my tush and winds around my hip and even goes down my leg a bit at times. Having been through this before, I think I know what’s happening…but I never really know how to […]

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Day 14: A Seafood and Pasta Recipe

Today’s recipe, Lemony Tuna and Olive Oil Pasta, was prepared by Kaitlyn Pirie, one of Real Simple’s reporter/researchers. When I first saw the photo of the Lemony Tuna and Olive Oil Pasta in the October issue, I was worried that the dish might not be flavorful enough since most of the ingredients are the same color. I’m a big pasta […]

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Day 13: A New Way to Serve Lamb Chops

Today’s recipe, Lamb Chops with Roasted Broccoli and Feta, was prepared by Julia Gilfillan, RealSimple.com‘s audience development manager. I hesitated to cook a meal from Month of Dinners for the same reason I rarely cook anything other than pasta these days—our smoke detector.  I live in a fairly small apartment and our “kitchen” basically consists of a sink, fridge and […]

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Day 12: An Easy Vegetarian Dinner

Today’s recipe, Chickpea-Spinach Curry with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce, was prepared by Kathleen Murray Harris, managing editor of RealSimple.com. I am always on the hunt for hearty meatless meals for my eats-meat-now-but-is-still-a-vegetarian-at-heart husband so this recipe for Chickpea-Spinach Curry with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce caught my eye. Plus, I’m crazy for anything with curry powder that takes less than 30 minutes. First, remember to put […]

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Day 11: A Delicious Pork Loin Recipe

Today’s recipe, Pork Loin with Sautéed Cauliflower and Capers, was prepared by Didi Gluck, Real Simple’s beauty and health director. Like several of my fellow bloggers, I’m a second-year participant in Month of Dinners. It’s entirely possible, in fact, that the last time I actually cooked a nice totally homemade dinner for my family was last year for this very […]

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Day 10: A New Take on Pasta

Today’s recipe, Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes, was prepared by Antigoni Gouras, one of the producers on RealSimple.com. I got very excited when I was assigned Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes because it coincided with my trip to my hair salon which is located in a very Italian section of Brooklyn and gave me an excuse to visit my go-to […]

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Day 9: Shrimp Tacos

Today’s recipe, Shrimp Tacos with Black Beans, was prepared by Lindsay Hunt, Real Simple’s food assistant. I tend to cook mostly vegetarian dinners, so I don’t have much experience with making shrimp.  The month of dinners recipe for Shrimp Tacos with Black Beans seemed like the perfect time to get acquainted. The beans come first: sauté scallions and then add […]

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Day 6: An Elegant (Yet Easy) Chicken Dinner

Today’s recipe, Chicken with Wild Rice and Grapes, was prepared by Tanya Christian, one of Real Simple’s editorial assistants. Several years ago I made the decision to cut beef and pork out of my diet entirely. It was a New Year’s Resolution challenge that turned into a lifestyle change. Because I was never a huge fan of fish, my meat […]

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Day 3: A New Take on Pork Chops

Today’s meal, Pork Chops with Roasted Beets and Oranges, was prepared by Ashley Tate, Real Simple’s money editor. This recipe for Pork Chops with Roasted Beets and Oranges is right up my alley, for several reasons: I love pork. Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. I want greens and fruit to be included in every meal. I modified the ingredients […]

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Day 1: A Simple Salmon Supper

Today’s meal, Salmon with Gingery Green Beans & Bok Choy was prepared by Krissy Tiglias, Deputy Editor of RealSimple.com. It’s the first day of our month of dinners, and I’m happy (and a little nervous!) to be kicking off this delicious series. When the time came for the staff to choose which recipe he or she wanted to make, I […]

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