We all have favorite dishes our grandparents or other family members made. I have a few favorites from my childhood family get togethers. My grandmother made tabouli which was basically a parsley salad and is something I started seeing at speciality stores and Whole Foods a few year ago but it always bothered me how white it was, meaning it had more wheat in it than parsley. My grandmother always made it green with a hint of wheat. [Read more...]
The biggest news of the week was the new food label!! The Obama Adminstration unvileved a proposed new label for all foods that is based on real serving size and tells you how much “added” sugar is in the product. A great step forward, now lets just add to that label if it has GMO’s!
If you are not a vegetarian, Nature Moms explains why pasture raised grass fed is the way to go.
Every month I get together with about 10 moms from my daughters daycare class to play dominos (the dads get together another night to play poker). When we started out we ordered food, but then about two months into it we decided to do a potluck and it stuck. Each month we sign up to bring something specific an appetizer, dessert, main dish…etc. The host coordinates everything and makes a main dish and special drink for the evening. We have a great time chatting, swapping books and just enjoying time with other ladies!
This past month we discussed having a healthy theme to our eating so I decided to create something new. I was inspired by a few recipes I read and these wildly popular and hard to get quinoa cakes that my son loves at Whole Foods freshly prepared section. I decided that since I have been so busy lately I had to kill two birds with one stone, make a healthy appetizer for the ladies and make a healthy main dish I can send to school for my son for lunch. [Read more...]
It is that time of year where you want soup and you want butternut squash. One of my favorite soups is butternut squash soup. I created a recipe that does not require you have the one-kind-of-use kitchen gadget of an immersion blender. I have secretly wanted one so I could make this soup but am against single use kitchen gadgets since I only have 5 cabinets in my entire kitchen (but I have tons of windows)!!! I also wanted to make a soup that did not have dairy in it, I am dairy lover and can have it in anything but some of the people in my family who would like it do not so I wanted to create something tasty and dairy free. You can adapt this recipe easily to be vegan if you use veggie stock. [Read more...]
This weekend I went apple picking for the first time. Hard to believe right, environmental writer who is not celebrating a teenage birthday next month has never been apple picking! So in anticipation of my huge harvest of natures bounty I researched some of the best apple recipes from some of my favorite writers and chefs.
My favorite apple recipe is my apple oat crumble. I made if several months ago for my sisters-in-laws both of whom do not like chocolate (honestly I did not know those people existed but)… they said this was a good substitute and it is very easy to make.
This Apple Crisp Coleslaw looks amazing and is healthy.