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!
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
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
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
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