Today I’ll share a quick and easy recipe for bread. Now I happen to be someone who loves to bake bread (although I would put my skill level in the fairly basic category), and I regularly make challah, pizza dough, and no-knead bread. I make these with granulated yeast and, while they are very easy, … Continue reading Beer Bread
We are bean people. I know that not everyone is, but as far as I’m concerned, they are cheap, healthy, environmentally-friendly, versatile, able to be stored for long periods of time, and delicious! American-style baked beans are typically very sweet and made with tomato sauce, molasses and sometimes bacon. While I do like these, I’m … Continue reading British Beans
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!
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