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 …
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I just wanted to share this great video I came across on YouTube. I think it explains so well the idea of food environments, and why our weight is so much determined by our environment. Everything is stacked against us in America when it comes to eating healthy food, especially if we are limited on … Continue reading Video: Why is it easy to stay thin in Japan?
There are some dishes that appear in only slightly disguised form on tables across the world. When I first tried this next homey Italian dish that I heard about on a podcast, I thought something similar to Midge Maisel when she declared, hearing the oven ding at her husband’s and new shiksa girlfriend’s apartment, that … Continue reading Passatelli in brodo
I just wanted to take a moment today to share with you a tip for making quick baby food. So here’s the tip: Trader Joe’s carries 3 different frozen purées that come in bags of small individual discs. They have mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower and mashed sweet potato, although this one I believe is seasonal. … Continue reading Baby Food Tricks
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. I think this combo is under sung in general, and today’s post is all about it. … Continue reading Summer Sweets – the fruity, creamy, vanilla-y trinity
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