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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

March 5th, 2012 · 8 Comments

When she heard I was finally conquering my slow cooker phobia, my friend Jill was quick to share her favorite black bean soup recipe. I made a few substitutions, starting with vegetable broth instead of chicken to make it Meatless Monday-friendly. Instead of the spicy serrano pepper I used a canned chipotle pepper with a [...]

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Tags: meatless monday · recipes · slow cooker · soup · vegetarian · weeknight meals

Strawberry Cupcakes (and 5 links for Friday)

May 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I probably don’t have to tell you it’s strawberry season — in fact, we’re getting down to the final weeks here in Virginia, and there were reports of the first cherries of the season at the FreshFarm Penn Quarter market yesterday. We had friends over last weekend and I wanted to make strawberry cupcakes for [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · five on friday

Kids Cook Monday: Strawberry Cream Tart

May 3rd, 2010 · 7 Comments

The folks behind the Meatless Monday campaign (HealthyMonday.org) have added a new weekly challenge to their menu: Kids Cook Monday. The newly-launched website contains kid-friendly recipes and videos of parents cooking with their kids. Naturally, FoodieTots is thrilled to support the cause — you can see some of our kid-tested recipes on the site already. [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · sweets

Moroccan Lamb Stew {and Del Ray & Dupont Winter Markets}

January 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments

After an extended holiday absence, we finally made it back to the Del Ray Farmers Market this past weekend. The winter market is small, with ringleaders Tom the Cheese Guy and Smith Meadows meats holding down the fort. There’s a new vendor this year, The Dressed Up Nut, selling sweet spiced nuts and gluten-free biscotti. [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · recipes

Meatless Monday: Creamy Lima Beans

November 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

I can’t say I have a particular affinity for lima beans, but I’ve never feared them the way so many people (my mother included) do. Call it more a casual indifference. But when I saw the pretty little pale-green beans, pre-shelled, in a basket at Alexandria’s West End market recently, I couldn’t resist. This simple [...]

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Tags: beans · meatless monday · vegetables · vegetarian · weeknight meals