Tasty Landscaping

I have a little personal passion that I would like to share with you today, and that is the preservation and resurrection of native plants and foods. Over the course of the 20th century, many indigenous plants of various regions fell out of favor and have all but disappeared from our environment and food supply. … Continue reading Tasty Landscaping

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!

Summer Sweets

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

Quick Pizza

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

Tortillas

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