We eat salmon at least once a week in our house. It’s a nutritional superstar, full of brain-boosting, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids — and all of us, including my two little guys, love it. This recipe, from Indian goddess Madhur Jaffrey’s book At Home with Madhur Jaffrey, is in constant rotation.
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This rich, rustic tortilla soup with warm, smokey spice nourishes the body and soul. And it seems just right for these late season warm days that turn into brisk nights, as summer fades into fall. I love all the different textures – chunks of chicken, earthy kale, soft avocado and crunchy homemade tortilla strips. And let’s be honest – my boys love the opportunity to eat tortilla strips for dinner…
This recipe for chocolatey-banana muffins is adapted from a great pregnancy nutrition book called Feed the Belly. I made them dozens of times during my two pregnancies, tinkering with the recipe as I went. They’re a great snack for mamas-to-be, as they’re high in fiber, protein and omega-3s, and they got me through many a serious […]
Apple picking has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. My auntie used to take us every year when we were kids, to the orchards of Oak Glen or Tehachapi, in Southern California. We’d come home with bushels of apples, and she’d go into apple processing overdrive. Apple butter, apple […]
I love hummus and always try to have a batch of my homemade version, the classic with a twist – fresh turmeric – on hand. (Will post this recipe soon, as it’s a crowd- and kid-pleaser!) This is a richer, fancier version, inspired by a dish we had recently at Farmshop in Larkspur Here, avocados and yogurt are blended in to replace some of the tahini, and the lovely green dip is made even greener…
Even as a kid, I was not a Kraft mac & cheese girl. The neon orange color and lack of any discernible cheese confused me. Give me a layer of melty, crispy cheese on top of some noodles, and now we’re talking. But even then, I’d probably rather just have the melted cheese, or real pasta with loads of salty pecorino. So I did not rush out to create a healthier version of good old mac & cheese. Until I had kids, that is.
After the Vitamix, the kitchen appliance that gets the most use in our house is the waffle maker. I’d resisted buying one for years, dismissing it as a one-trick pony. But then I had kids, and they grew old enough to demand waffles (or really any vehicle for maple syrup), and I caved. And now […]
There is something about broccoli that repels children (and many adults). Maybe it’s the slight stink, or that their first introduction is either raw florets on a crudite platter (when not even ranch dip can make it palatable), or steamed/boiled to a mushy mess (also not good). But when done right, broccoli can be divine! […]
Little boys need snacks. Constantly. Ones that can travel, fit in pudgy little hands and go straight to hungry mouths without requiring adult assistance or refrigeration. They also must be healthy, with nutritionally-dense, whole-food ingredients. Oh, and bonus points for being nut-free…
I know, I know. This blog is titled Wine with DINNER and my very first post is about neither wine nor dinner. But stick with me, I promise I haven’t led you astray. This blog is really about a balanced approach to enjoying the culture of the table (food, wine and all), on a […]