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Entries from January 2012

Meatless Monday: Carrot Lentil Stew

January 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

February is almost here and we’ve had just a couple of brief flirtations with snow thus far this winter, much to my kindergartener’s dismay. I keep reminding him that we tend to get our biggest snow storms in February, so there’s no need to completely give up hope just yet. In the meantime, we’re enjoying [...]

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Tags: meatless monday · recipes · soup

Egg Drop Soup (Happy Chinese New Year)

January 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

My son has been obsessed lately with preparations for the Chinese (Lunar) New Year. They’ve learned songs and made decorations at school and will be having a family potluck next week. To kick things off at home, we made paper lanterns and egg drop soup yesterday. He’s also asked for “uncut noodles” (symbolizing longevity) and [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · global flavors · kids cook monday · meatless monday · recipe · soup

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

January 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I once had the fortune to ride out a Florida hurricane at my great aunt’s house. How was this fortuitous, you may ask. Well for starters, I was with my uncle and aunt. Like any good son of an Italian mother, my uncle cooked up a storm as long as the power held out — [...]

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Tags: fruit · healthy eating · recipe · salad