I may be kind of alone on this as a US consumer, but I, for one, am a thoroughly puzzled by the snack bar category. Here, in a nutshell, is what goes through my fuzzy little brain as I drift down these aisles: First there is that vast selection of vaguely medical looking bars, many of … Continue reading The Snack Bar Dilemma
I never thought it would happen this way. Maybe it’s a cruel trick. My son is really, really picky. Like ‘chicken fingers are a coup because at least they’re not candy’ picky. How embarrassing for a mom food blogger! But if there is a silver lining, it has allowed me to appreciate just how frustrating … Continue reading Confessions of a mom food blogger with a really picky kid
Even though I have recently sought out sunnier skies, I still follow the winter weather around the country with great compassion. And there has been no lack of it recently. So I decided that, in honor of Chiberia, the new name given to the apocalyptic cold and snow Chicago has been getting of late, I would try … Continue reading Polar Vortex Cuisine
A little off topic today, but I wanted to share with you an article from NPR related to a field I follow with great interest, and that is the development of animal product substitutes. This article talks about fish in particular. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/01/23/379124798/will-environmentalists-fall-for-faux-fish-made-from-plants The thing that makes fish substitutes seem promising to me is that sea … Continue reading Faux Filet
Just wanted to give you guys a heads up about a cool new website called the Raw Spice Bar, that delivers fresh spices to your door and helps you use them in authentic international recipes. According to the website, this is what you get with each delivery: 3-4 freshly ground spice blends from one geography or … Continue reading Just Launched – Raw Spice Bar
On New Years Day, I went to the restaurant Heirloom, owned by 27 year old chef Clark Barlowe. It’s located in north west Charlotte, and housed in a building that looks like it might have been a Cracker Barrel in a previous life. Well, in a way that is fitting, since what we had at … Continue reading Heirloom Restaurant
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Chanukah, and share with you a picture of my pinterest-fueled first night treats. I made marshmallow hershey kiss dreidels that came out very cute. I also found a recipe in a fantastic Jewish cookbook called Gefilte Variations by Jayne Cohen, for Fish in Potato Latke Crust with Horseradish … Continue reading Happy Chanukah!