Posts By: Suzy

Entertain – Hollywood Style

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Oscar-mania is upon us once again. For those “in the know” and for those who “want to know,” the awards show will air on Sunday, February 24th.  For the Academy Awards, it’s the 85th annual, but for Figs & Function, well, we’re just a baby. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Figs & Function Healthy Awards… Read more »

Spiced Chai Tea

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Print Spiced Chai Tea Recipe type: drink Serves: 4   There are so many ways to make a delicious chai tea. Here is my favorite, but feel free to vary the amount and type of spices used. Ingredients 4 cups water 1 cinnamon stick 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and cut into 4 slices ¼… Read more »

Fatoosh Salad

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Print Fatoosh Salad Recipe type: salad Serves: 4   This light and healthy salad is from the Canyon Ranch cookbook, Nourish, though I’ve omitted the pita chips to make it gluten-free. You can add chicken or salmon to it to make a main course. Ingredients Dressing: 2 teaspoons sesame tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground… Read more »

Pi’s Peppers & Anchovies

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Print Pi’s Peppers & Anchovies Recipe type: Appetizer Serves: 4   This appetizer also makes a great sandwich, or topping to a salad. The anchovies are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Ingredients 2 red bell peppers 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tin anchovy fillets Instructions Roast peppers under the… Read more »

Southern Backyard Chicken

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Print Southern Backyard Chicken Recipe type: Entree Serves: 4-6   This recipe is an adaptation of Flat Roast Chicken from one of my favorite cookbooks by Lucinda Scala Quinn, Mad Hungry – Feeding Men & Boys. It makes the juiciest chicken and it’s so easy. Ingredients 1 whole chicken, 3 to 4 pounds, backbone removed Course salt… Read more »

What Should I Eat?

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  Are you continually stressing over what’s the “healthiest” breakfast to eat? Do you ever wonder why on some days you have a ton of mental and physical energy, while on other days the brain fog is so thick you can barely see past your glasses, and your mood is so low you wonder how… Read more »

Here’s To You!

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So here we are, the third week of January. Have you heard the phrase, “New Year, New You”?  Of course you have. It’s as much a part of January’s mega media blitz as the ever-popular “After Christmas Salesathon.” It seems January 1st has become our national holiday to “begin again, hit the reset button, start… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide – 2012

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For those of you who have been following Figs & Function since last winter, you may remember how much I truly adore the holiday season. I preset my car radio stations to the ones where the DJ says, “Playing all Christmas music…all the time.” Yes, that makes this Jewish girl very happy—go figure! But even… Read more »

Sandy vs. Andy

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What do you eat when a hurricane is approaching your neighborhood? Anything you want!!! So as Mr. S. stocked our home with batteries, bottled water and band-aids, I stocked our fridge with brownies, fried chicken, and meatballs. I’m not exactly sure why. I guess I needed to be comforted by my old friends, sugar and… Read more »

How To Paint Your Pumpkins

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It’s basically just like dipping candy or caramel apples. Step 1 Wipe off any soil or dirt from your pumpkin with a wet paper towel. Then dry. Step 2 Shake paint can very well to remix the leftover paint. Step 3 Pour paint into a bowl or bucket. Step 4 Line your work surface with… Read more »