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
I just wanted to take a moment today to share with you a tip for making quick baby food. So here’s the tip: Trader Joe’s carries 3 different frozen purées that come in bags of small individual discs. They have mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower and mashed sweet potato, although this one I believe is seasonal. … Continue reading Baby Food Tricks
I saw this in today’s NPR news and it got me thinking about the issue of kids’ meals in restaurants, which I think needs to be discussed more. http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/09/26/553533712/more-healthful-kids-meals-panera-ceo-dishes-out-a-challenge Let me just start by saying that as the parent of a pretty picky child, I completely, 100% understand the challenge of tailoring meals to kids. … Continue reading Kids’ Menus- Let’s Discuss!
As I’ve mentioned before, I love cheap dishes. I’m not sure if this is because I myself am cheap, or because I feel a bond and a great admiration for the millions of mothers (and fathers) who over the generations have devised the most creative and delicious ways to use humble and available ingredients, even … Continue reading Paprika Potato Soup
I haven’t done a great deal of traveling in Germany, but during the brief visits I’ve made there, I have had some delicious food. Two things I remember best happen to be very popular kid foods, as confirmed by a German friend of mine, who hails from Nuremberg. One is fresh pretzels, opened, slathered with … Continue reading German goodies
Check out my latest collaboration with Doc Smo, the pediatric blogger! Explore the world of fermented foods and what they can do for you and your kids. http://www.docsmo.com/why-your-kids-need-fermented-foods-w-dr-rouchouze-pedcast/ Introduction Pick up any medical journal or health magazine and it won’t be long before you hear some discussion about the health benefits of probiotics and fermented … Continue reading Tiny but powerful: The world of probiotics and fermentation
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
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
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