Hello, friends! It has been a wee while since I last posted, and a few things have changed! Most notably, in the 7 days, life in America has come to a screeching halt as we went from watching the Coronavirus wreak havoc on China and Italy, to seeing it take hold on our shores. As a … Continue reading Quarantine Cuisine
This one is for those of you that have collapsed under the pressure to buy an air fryer, the latest gadget the cookware industry has thought up for us. There really are some fun things you can do with it and this is one of them. Instant homemade potato chips that the kids love. All … Continue reading Air Fryer Potato chips
I wanted to share a trick for making a DELICIOUS sauce that I learned from a Japanese food show. This can go on just about anything! Today, I put in on diced sweet potatoes and tofu. So easy and so good! It might not be something you thought of trying, since it brings together two … Continue reading Secret sauce
This is a refreshing but filling salad that I came up with after eating something similar at a local restaurant we like called 131 Main. It may not be perfectly authentic, but a Vietnamese chef in Chicago once told me that the key to many Asian cuisines is the balance of sweet, salty, sour and … Continue reading Thai-inspired Ramen Salad
Just a quick post to share with you a little experiment I did with eggs, in case you ever doubted that spending a bit more on food buys you anything different. I recently started buying heirloom eggs that my local Harris Teeter carries (which are not organic certified, by the way, but are certified humane- … Continue reading Heirloom eggs?
Don’t miss my latest podcast collaboration with the fantastic pediatric blogger Doc Smo from http://www.docsmo.com! The topic at hand: smart food shopping and improving your label literacy! Listen now, or read the transcript below! http://www.docsmo.com/smart-food-shopping-w-dr-charlotte-rouchouze-pedcast/ Introduction Doc Smo: Today’s pedcast features child food expert Dr. Charlotte Rouchouze. Long time listeners to Portable Practical Pediatrics will recognize … Continue reading New Podcast – Label Literacy!
Check out this interesting article from Saveur about produce in Chinatown! https://www.saveur.com/chinatown-produce-prices?con=TrueAnthem&dom=fb&lnk=TA&src=SOC&utm_campaign=&utm_content=5a8ea81504d3012a2e40ba9c&utm_medium=&utm_source= Continue reading Why is produce cheap in Chinatown? Article
I recently came across a charming book that I believe dates back to my mother’s preschool teaching years, in the early 1970s. It’s a book plucked straight out of the “Free to be” generation, called Kids are Natural Cooks, by the Parents’ Nursery School. It’s a book of recipes and ideas for how children can … Continue reading Book – Kids are Natural Cooks
I just wanted to share this great video I came across on YouTube. I think it explains so well the idea of food environments, and why our weight is so much determined by our environment. Everything is stacked against us in America when it comes to eating healthy food, especially if we are limited on … Continue reading Video: Why is it easy to stay thin in Japan?
There are some dishes that appear in only slightly disguised form on tables across the world. When I first tried this next homey Italian dish that I heard about on a podcast, I thought something similar to Midge Maisel when she declared, hearing the oven ding at her husband’s and new shiksa girlfriend’s apartment, that … Continue reading Passatelli in brodo