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Entries from February 2010

Wild Salmon Salad (mayo-free)

February 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Fish, and its magical omega-3 fatty acids, is really important for pregnant women and young kids alike.  But it’s important to eat the right fish, and canned wild salmon is both an affordable and sustainable alternative to some other types (looking at you, tuna). According to KidSafe Seafood, canned wild salmon contains four times the [...]

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Tags: fish · proteins · recipes · salmon · seafood

Snowflake Coconut Cake with Maple Snow Cream

February 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments

What to make when you’ve been snowed in for days? Snow cake, of course! When I proposed baking a cake the boy first suggested chocolate. I talked him into a “snow” cake instead, a.k.a. coconut. We used Ina Garten’s coconut cake recipe, though I used unsweetened coconut instead of the sweetened she calls for. Really, [...]

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Tags: baking · cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · dessert · recipes · sweets

Kids vs. Tomatoes

February 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Tonight at dinner: Me: “How’s your spaghetti?” FoodieTot: “Not good. There’s something wrong with it.” Me: “What’s wrong with it?” FoodieTot: “It has tomatoes in it.” He did consent to eat several bites, trying to avoid the visible tomato pieces. I used a different brand of crushed tomatoes tonight, which had a more visible chunk [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food news

Homemade with Love {Cinnamon Swirl Bread}

February 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments

If I try hard enough, I can almost a remember a time when my idea of unwinding after a long work week was heading out for cocktails with girlfriends. (Okay, so it really wasn’t that long ago.) But nowadays, few things are more soothing than spending some quality time creaming butter, sugar and eggs in [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · breakfast · cooking with kids