Memorial Day Menu Play Monday–May 30

My sister's chair she painted for a charity auction

First, I want to say thank you to all of the military servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives for the benefit and safety of our country. Words cannot express my gratitude to these brave men and women and their families. Also, thank you to all of those currently serving to protect our country. […]

Lemongrass Pork

Sprinkle with sugar, then press garlic and lemongrass into pork

This is one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes that a good friend of mine makes. We lived together years ago and we made it often. I haven’t had it in a while, and have had a craving, so I’ll share the recipe with you all. Of course there are no exact amounts, but I’ll give […]

Stuck in a Rut? And Menu Plan Monday–May 23

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I was riding to dinner this past week with two of my friends and we got on the subject of cooking. Both of my friends confessed to being in a rut and have gotten to the point where they absolutely hate cooking. I hear this often, and I struggled myself with being in a rut […]

FroYo So Yummy!

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I was inspired by a friend of mine to dust off my ice cream/frozen yogurt maker and try my hand at frozen yogurt. Initially I was going to make peach frozen yogurt with the fresh peaches I picked up at the farmer’s market last weekend, but my husband didn’t think that was a wise use […]

Menu Plan Monday–May 16

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I had some big culinary successes this past week. I did quite a bit of experimenting with recipes, and thankfully, all were a delicious! First, the Huevos Rancheros were great! I don’t know why I haven’t made these before – so easy and fast to get on the table. Of course I didn’t write down […]

The Water Cooler: The Sweet Truth about Fruit

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In various settings lately, I’ve overheard the comment that an otherwise healthy person is avoiding eating fruit because of its sugar content. This is precisely the wrong thing to do and a misunderstanding of nutrition information. While yes, we need to limit the amount of sugar we eat daily it is the ADDED sugar that […]

Menu Plan Monday–May 9

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I hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day. I know I did – we had a relaxing lakeside lunch at my aunt’s house. We took my son for his first canoe ride – he loved it. Of course the first thing he did was to pick up a paddle and try to “row.” I still […]

Raising Healthy Eaters Blog Carnival & Chat Roundup

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I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat, Play, Love blog carnival hosted by Meals Matter and Dairy Council of California to share ideas on positive and fun ways to teach children healthy eating habits. A list of other registered dietitians and moms who are participating in the carnival will be listed at […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 2

Chicken Pot Pie Bundles

   First, an announcement: I’m the Featured Blogger on BlogHer Food! At least for yesterday and today. I’m very excited and honored to be featured. Now, for a wrap-up of this past week and what is planned for this week. We finally made it through an entire week where we didn’t veer from our menu […]

The Secret to Feeding a Healthy Family

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I just love this picture of my son – he was about 8 months old at the time. My husband thought we were crazy for doing it but now it is one of his favorites too. But it does remind me of my aspirations of introducing new foods to him with hopes that his untainted […]