Sunshine in a Jar: Lacto-Fermented Lemons

Sunshine in a Jar: Lacto-Fermented Lemons

Lately I have been seeing signs of spring.  Plants are flowering all over our neighborhood, and yesterday as I walked by the local park I saw daffodils and magnolias smiling through the rain.  I have not lived in a climate this mild for a while, but when you live somewhere as rainy as the Pacific Northwest, […]

A Healthy Heart Beet!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, recipe | 2 Comments
A Healthy Heart Beet!

Every year for Valentine’s Day, I incorporate a heart theme into at least one meal for my Diverse Little Eater and my husband.  Last year it was these heart-shaped hard boiled eggs, which are now a tradition in our house!  This year, I couldn’t resist the thought of making heart beets (ha ha!) for my heart […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

I wrote this post last week while it was pouring rain.  Today it’s sunny and clear… either way, it’s nice to know that a dinner of tender pork ribs will be finished and waiting for us when we get home from soccer practice! Back to last week and our crock pot dinner… It’s soccer night […]

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 […]

Zucchini Summer Salad

Zucchini Summer Salad

It is pouring rain today, and believe it or not, this has not happened for a LONG time here in the Pacific Northwest!  It feels good to sit in my office and hear the rain pouring down while I drink a hot cup of chai and imagine that the trees must be rejoicing.  Is it […]

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, […]

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 […]

Savory Egg Strata

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Breakfast, recipe | No Comments
Savory Egg Strata

This is a great way to use a slightly older piece of bread that no one wants to eat alone anymore. Ingredients: Enough old bread to cover the bottom of a 9×9 inch baking pan – you can use any bread that you have to make this dish, stale bread works best. 5 eggs ½ […]

After School Energy Bites

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in recipe, Snack-Time | No Comments
After School Energy Bites

  These energy bites can be changed to please any little (or large!) palate.  They can be made sweet with dried mango or raisins, tangy with dried cranberries or apricots, or a bit spicy with dried and candied ginger.  For a really luxurious after school snack, you can add bits of dark chocolate and dark chocolate powder with […]