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Meatless Monday: Warm Red Quinoa Salad

February 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Okay, so quinoa may not be the first thing to come to mind for a romantic Valentine’s dinner, but what better day to think about heart health? This warm and hearty salad is loaded with super foods — broccoli for vitamins A & K (and lowering cholesterol), dried cranberries for antioxidants, walnuts for healthy omega-3s, [...]

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Tags: baby food · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals · whole grains · winter

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

Banana Oat Bran Pancakes

February 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Heart-shaped pancakes are something of a Valentine’s tradition in the FoodieTots’ home. I’ve been experimenting with a banana bran batter that provides a fiber boost while staying light and fluffy. The toddler loves to help make pancakes and as you can see, was quite pleased with this recipe. Best served with fresh fruit and topped [...]

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Tags: cooking with toddlers · grains · recipes