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Spring in Jerusalem (#KidsCook Ottolenghi)

April 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A confession: my dinner menu hits quite a rut in the last long, cold stretch of winter. Tired of heavy foods but without fresh spring produce, it’s a struggle to find inspiration in the kitchen. When the weather does finally turn warm (or jumps straight to 90 degrees, as it suddenly was this past week), [...]

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Tags: at market · cookbooks · cooking with kids · global flavors

Kids Cook: Baked Snapper in Parchment

May 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

We had a fabulously delicious weekend, including our Food Revolution picnic at the Washington Monument — before participating in Yoga on the Mall. Taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather, we had another picnic with friends on Sunday, for which I made my favorite summer salad — my asparagus version of Heidi Swanson’s “Mostly Not [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · fish · kids cook monday · recipes

Sustainable Fish Soundbites

June 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

New here? Please pull up a chair (okay, odds are you’re already sitting) and let me point you towards some kid-friendly recipes, farm visits or local farmers market reports. If you like what you see, you may be interested in subscribing to the feed or signing up for free e-mail updates. And please leave a [...]

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Tags: fish · food for thought

Sustainable Seafood 101

January 22nd, 2009 · 13 Comments

If your new year’s resolutions included healthier eating, you’re probably looking to include more fish in your diet. It’s one of my goals, anyway, but a trip to the fish counter is often headache inducing as I try to remember which fish is “safe.” Sustainable seafood guides look at several factors, and unfortunately it’s not [...]

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Tags: fish · food for thought · healthy eating · seafood · sustainable family supper

Sustainable Family Supper, Fish Night

January 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

In addition to the general guides mentioned above, regional Seafood Watch guides are also available. I know I usually advocate for eating locally and then admit that we often eat wild Alaskan salmon. Unfortunately, our local waterways are so polluted and endangered that local seafood is minimally available. I do buy local Blue crabs, oysters [...]

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Tags: fish · grains · recipes · seafood · sustainable family supper · weeknight meals