Easy Beef Vegetable Soup

I have always loved old school diners. There is just something about those cozy booths with torn upholstery, where you collapse into your seat, meet your waiter or waitress, and then choose from endless stained pages of every possible comfort food in the American repertoire. Alone or in a group, young and old, rich or … Continue reading Easy Beef Vegetable Soup

Quick Veggie Burger

In honor of Memorial Day, I’d like to post a simple vegetarian burger recipe. The recipe is an adaptation of a vegetarian meatball recipe I’ve seen circulating around the web, and that I’ve enjoyed making over the last few years. I have made more complicated veggie burgers that are also delicious, but this has got … Continue reading Quick Veggie Burger

Beer Bread

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

Heirloom eggs?

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?

New Podcast – Label Literacy!

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!