Thankful for Butternut Squash Muffins!

Thankful for Butternut Squash Muffins!

There is nothing better than a warm, spiced muffin on a holiday morning with a cup of something warm!  I’m thankful that these butternut squash muffins turned out so well!  Diverse Little Eater said, “Mom, these taste like the holidays!  I like them, they’re good!” These butternut squash muffins were super quick to pull together […]

Reflecting on a Year of Change

Reflecting on a Year of Change

For me, autumn is a time of reflection.  A time to think about life and where I am going.  I know that this kind of reflection should occur around January 1st, but for me it sets in with the cool days and changing leaves.  Maybe it’s the change in the physical environment that pushes me to […]

Okinawan Surprise Package and White Miso Soup!

Okinawan Surprise Package and White Miso Soup!

One day last summer, a package arrived on our doorstep with Japanese characters.  It was an unexpected delivery, and I quickly realized that it was a surprise package from my new friend in Okinawa, Japan (see my interviewed HERE).  Though she still wishes to remain anonymous, the Japanese school teacher who so graciously allowed me to interview […]

My Sister’s Crock Pot Chicken Legs

My Sister’s Crock Pot Chicken Legs

The following is a guest-post with recipe for crock pot chicken by my sister.  She stimulates a very important conversation about eating habits and social pressures with food, even at an early age.  Her experience certainly gives us adults reason to consider the foods given to our children outside the home and how they influence our kids’ eating habits, whether […]

Dining Alfresco

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Blog, Dinner, recipe | No Comments
Dining Alfresco

The weather here is amazing this summer – sunny days in the 70’s and 80’s with a cool ocean touched breeze to add a hint of humidity to the air. It’s perfect. We have a nice back porch with lot of trees shading the patio and we finally moved a table outside so we can […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Blog, Brunch, Lunch, recipe | No Comments
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mother’s reading this blog!  Whether you are a mother or not, you may need to prepare something impressive to take to a family Mother’s Day brunch gathering this Sunday.  Look no further! Asparagus is the current gem of the market and an asparagus and bacon tart would be a […]

Pad Thai Lunch Transformation

Pad Thai Lunch Transformation

It is nearing the end of the school year… are you tired of packing lunches for your child? I know how you feel.  I too feel fatigued in the “school-lunch-making” department.  Most days I make a lunch version of the previous night’s dinner.  It makes packing a lunch faster, easier on my brain, and it […]

Kelp Noodle Pad Thai

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Blog, Dinner, Lunch, recipe | No Comments
Kelp Noodle Pad Thai

I discovered kelp noodles about 2 months ago when my husband and I were on an elimination diet. They are easier to cook with than rice noodles in the sense that they maintain their firmness and do not become sticky as they cook. You can boil them a little and eat them with a bit of crunch, […]

Halibut Season!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog, Dinner | No Comments
Halibut Season!

Living in the Pacific Northwest has so many culinary perks! Foods are truly seasonal and one becomes acutely aware of what’s in season through each market trip. Halibut season opened here on March 14th and it was a big deal. Restaurants, markets, and even big chain grocery stores announced the start of the season. We […]

Okinawa Interview

Okinawa Interview

Hi! I just posted my interview of a school teacher from Okinawa, Japan.  Find out more about the foods that Okinawan schools serve as well as the food habits of children on this island known for its healthy diet and long life. You can find the interview on the ‘Interviews’ page or read it here. Have a great weekend!

Tofu! Yum!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Blog, recipe | No Comments
Tofu! Yum!

As I mentioned in my previous post, my husband and I are currently on an elimination diet and often are quite hungry by the time lunch rolls around. Last weekend, we were ready to eat lunch, but had no proteins handy. I looked in the fridge, desperate for something quick, and pulled out a package […]

Elimination

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Elimination

With the start of 2015, many people I know are dieting or doing cleanses. Normally my husband and I ignore this hype and just try to maintain a healthy eating style throughout the year. However, this year, a friend of mine asked me to take a diet class with her that is focused on eliminating […]

Are School Lunches Better than Your Home-Packed Ones?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Are School Lunches Better than Your Home-Packed Ones?

Happy New Year to all Diverse Little Eater readers! We wish you a healthy start to 2015! Many of us pack lunches for our children every day, but a surprising article in the New York Times recently pointed out that school lunches are often healthier than home-packed lunches.  See article HERE. This article may raise the […]

10 Ways to Keep the Evening Commute from Stealing your Umph in the Kitchen!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog, Tips | No Comments
10 Ways to Keep the Evening Commute from Stealing your Umph in the Kitchen!

I have rushed home many evenings only to find myself completely stressed out with dinner preparation, and the rush to get my child bathed, fed, brushed, and cuddled off to sleep within a 2 or 3-hour time frame. If you do not have children, you are probably thinking, “3 hours! What’s the big deal? That’s […]

We Are All a Little Blind

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
We Are All a Little Blind

The other day my son and I were waiting for the metro and a blind woman walked by us on the platform. My son asked worriedly how she would detect the edge of the platform. Having observed that she stopped walking and chose a safe place to stand, I assured him that she was fine […]