Challah

As we grind into week 6 or so of the stay-at-home order, I realized that I haven’t shared nearly as much as I said I would. Anyone with kids probably understands that the days right now are filled with trying to keep everyone busy, on track with school, fed, and not spending too much time …

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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

British Beans

We are bean people. I know that not everyone is, but as far as I’m concerned, they are cheap, healthy, environmentally-friendly, versatile, able to be stored for long periods of time, and delicious!  American-style baked beans are typically very sweet and made with tomato sauce, molasses and sometimes bacon.  While I do like these, I’m … Continue reading British Beans

Secret sauce

I wanted to share a trick for making a DELICIOUS sauce that I learned from a Japanese food show. This can go on just about anything! Today, I put in on diced sweet potatoes and tofu. So easy and so good! It might not be something you thought of trying, since it brings together two … Continue reading Secret sauce

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!