Quick family meals using left overs and food staples: Chicken and bean quesadillas.
Dover sole, that is. Sole is a kind of flat white fish which means it is low in fat and mild in flavor. This class of fish is a good source of protein, Vitamin D, Selenium, and B Vitamins to name a few. Delicate in size, sole cooks quickly and compliments the flavors you are cooking with. A few nights ago I made this… Continue reading It’s All About Sole (Lemony Dover Sole w/Capers)
Bowl of… sugar?
Let’s be real for a second. How many of your evening meals are lazily referred to as leftovers? And then… you sigh. Perhaps frown. Why such the bad rap? I LOVE LEFTOVERS. Leftovers by design are functional, convenient, efficient, and inexpensive. (If you are like some members of my family who cannot even consider something… Continue reading Doing Leftovers Right
In the winter months I crave warm food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I do not cook a lot of red meat for my family, and I am always trying to use different whole grains, so I figured lets use both at once. To round out this trifecta of “don’t use often,” I made this… Continue reading Beef and Barley (slow cooker meal)
Oh so easy to make. I mean REALLY easy. I call these “special eggs” for the simple reason that I learned to make them when I was nine years old and “special” was the most obvious adjective I could think of to describe them. What makes eggs special? (If you want to get technical, eggs can be farm… Continue reading “Special Eggs” Breakfast Sandwiches
I love to cook. It’s fun and exciting and so rewarding. To some people, my joy of cooking is expected, and to others its impressive. I will tell you – there is nothing impressive about cooking. It requires practice and creativity and general knowledge of food. It also helps to be good at measuring foods.… Continue reading Making it up … (Tilapia Dish)
While making snacks for my hungry boys after school today, I realized that a “good mom of the year teaching moment” had presented itself. How often does that happen? I was ready to pounce. Today’s topic was math. My big boy recognized 1’s and 10’s and 100’s places on his worksheet. But he was terribly… Continue reading Nutri-Math
This weekend I ran home after my son’s soccer practice to make post-soccer lunch for him and some of the neighborhood kids. I love this role. This is where I feel can totally shine as a Mom. I hate to toot my own horn, but really I’m so good at this kind of thing it’s… Continue reading If You Make It, They Will Eat
The artichoke is the symbol of nutrition wisdom in my home. It represents a method for establishing healthy eating behaviors for young children that has always and will always resonate with me. This story solidifies that children are open to trying new foods. Even green ones. Artichokes make my list of top ten favorite foods… Continue reading Artichoke