Tortillas

A couple years ago, I picked up a cast iron tortilla press at a Latin American grocery store in Chicago. Since then, I’ve enjoyed pulling it out on rainy days or when we’re looking for a fun activity that has the added bonus of taking care of dinner. All you do is buy a package of prepared … Continue reading Tortillas

Beans Beans

Today is all about beans. Beans are such a great all around food since they are so versatile, healthy, and filling- not to mention cheap. They also have a nice smooth texture which some picky eaters like, and they can be picked up one by one. On the health end, they are high in fiber, … Continue reading Beans Beans

Baby Food World Tour

  Please check out my latest podcast on DocSmo.com! Doc Smo is a pediatrician and prolific podcaster with whom I’ve collaborated to bring you interesting tidbits about kids and food. Here are some notes and highlights from our conversation about how cultures around the world introduce their babies to the world of food! Visit your … Continue reading Baby Food World Tour

Brown Sugar Macaroons

This Passover, I came across a cool recipe in none other than the Settlement Cookbook, the book devised as part of the work of the Settlement charity that encouraged modernization and assimilation among immigrants in Milwaukee around the turn of the century. This particular recipe might be thought of as a very rustic and forgiving take … Continue reading Brown Sugar Macaroons

Cheap eats

Recently I’ve been thinking about what I would feed my family if I were tremendously limited economically. According to the “food stamp challenge,” food subsidies average about $5 a day, or $35 per week. You may have seen a story that made the rounds not too long ago on social media about how Gwyneth Paltrow failed the … Continue reading Cheap eats