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intro to pesto

Posted by on Aug 25, 2009 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

It’s green, it’s slimy, it’s got a strong taste. It’s pesto! I hadn’t made it for years, but wanted to make use of our bounty of basil- this as our beloved cherry tomatoes begin to sucomb to a yellowing blight… I made some pesto, enlisted my almost 4 year old to help me pick the basil, measure the pine nuts etc. While making it, she made faces and said, “I’m not eating that.” Those of you who are regular readers know my...

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the package and the reality, Trader Joes rice…

Posted by on Jul 3, 2009 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

So Trader Joe’s finally opened near us after months of driving past it and watching the building process. I’d heard so much hype that I went in with M after camp one day. It was convenient because I forgot to pack her snack. We started on a banana and sipped a yogurt smoothie while we made our way through the crowded store. (Yes, I was one of those moms who let her kid eat “pre-purchase,” but they  do sell bananas by the piece. 19 cents each…) Anyway, we got their...

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Cooking with allergies: one mom shares

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009 in Blog Posts |

I saw this book on an allergy site and asked my friend Jenny if she had any favorite cooking tips for families dealing with allergy issues. Her daughter has egg, dairy and nut allergies. Here are her words of wisdom dealing with this issue for more than three years… “I have tried lots of recipes from allergy-free cookbooks and newsletter, and they’ve been uniformly pretty limp. The exception has been Isa Moskowitz, a vegan chef in NYC. Her website theppk.com (postpunk...

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Who says “food jags” are just for kids?!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2009 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

I usually don’t like fake-meat products, but I love these Morning Star “sausage” patties. I’ve been really into my home-made sausage muffins (like the McMuffin) for lunch with some yogurt or fruit (and a mini can of Coke when I feel like it.) I coat a large pan with cooking spray, and heat one of the patties through (takes about  8-10 minutes.) Then I put two English muffin halves insides down onto the pan and let them warm up. While doing this I crack an egg into the...

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