Says my 5 year old at dinner last night. No lie. What’s my trick? It’s easy. 1. Texture. I happen to love chopped salads. Something about the mouth feel of small tiny bites of food. You can almost eat salad with a spoon. No large cumbersome pieces. No unnecessary and annoying chewing that takes forever.… Continue reading “Mom, more salad please!”
Do you see anything funny about this picture? I do. Who puts chocolate chips on a salad?! My mother does. While at my house recently, she offered to make me a salad. Yes, I know what you all are thinking. Wow! Your mom cooks for you!! (Ok, maybe not.) Despite my mother’s cooking prowess and… Continue reading Salad… Hold the Chocolate Chips
I once asked some family members who are also avid cooks, what do you believe is the most under utilized seasoning? To my surprise, all three family members replied in unison, “turmeric!” Hmm… time to start cooking with turmeric. Last night I was feeling pretty uninspired making dinner. UGH. Time to make dinner. What do… Continue reading Quick Family Fish Dinner (Turmeric-Seasoned Tilapia with Vegetables)
When I was in college, I lived in the country side of France for a fall trimester. I lived with a host family who made delicious home cooked meals. Upon arrival, my host mother asked me if I had any food preferences and I admitted that other than veal, there was no food I wouldn’t… Continue reading Avec tête (aka Whole Fish Branzino)
If you are like me, you are chest deep in the kids school and fall work routine. We are over the back to school hump, summer is definitely over, and now just chugging along. With that, many of us are faced with increased work demands, kids activities, fall commitments, and more. In other words, you… Continue reading You. Have. Time.
Oh no. Summer is coming to an end. (NOT YET THOUGH.) School starts for many, vacation time is over, and life kicks back into gear. Oh the circle of life, year in and year out. Living in the northeast, an enormous part of why I LOVE the summer is the fresh food availability. From… Continue reading When The Going Gets Tough… Don’t Start Eating
You know what I’m talking about. The authentic tapas place or unforgettable fine dining experience where they serve garlic in this smooth hot mash that tastes so full and sweet you think they added something illegal to it? Guess what? This is SO easy to do at home. Although it takes an hour to cook,… Continue reading Or-garlic-asmic