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
Here in North Carolina, it is hot… These hot summer days get me thinking back on some of my favorite frozen desserts when I was a kid, and one thing that always comes to mind is the fruity/cream/vanilla combo. One thing I used to love were the orange push pops, a creamy citrusy treat. My … Continue reading Summer Sweets
You may have noticed I’ve been on hiatus for a while, but I have a good reason. Baby #2 arrived January 24! Between my pregnancy and now having a newborn, I have definitely been slacking in the kitchen. But I’m planning to get back to it in the coming weeks and months, along with revisiting … Continue reading Quick Pizza
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
Please check out my first podcast, part of a recent appearance on DocSmo.com!! DocSmo.com is the website of Charlotte, NC pediatrician and children’s health blogger Dr. Paul Smolen. Here is the link: http://www.docsmo.com/peanuts-for-your-peanut/ For a summary, read on: DocSmo and I teamed up to give you a special post about a topic that is very … Continue reading Rethinking Peanuts for Babies
My aunt recently gave me a cookbook that was prepared as a fundraiser for an organization that she has been giving her time and energy to for many years. It’s called A Better World, and it’s a wonderful after-school program that gives low-income children a safe and enriching environment in the after-school hours. (Read more … Continue reading A Box of this and a Can of that – A Great American Tradition