Kids

Vegan Red Pepper Macaroni and Cheese

Over the years, I’ve more or less stuck to the same vegan macaroni and cheese recipe.   It is so delicious that even in times when my family has gone back to “just vegetarian,” we always make our mac and cheese vegan.  It doesn’t really taste like cheese, but it has that savory, creamy, totally…

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Isa Does It: Chimichurri Pumpkin Bowl

You know how awesome it is when you discover a healthy, tasty meal that everyone in the family loves?  And it’s quick to make, to boot?  This is one such meal.  Isa Chandra Moskowitz, vegan chef extraordinaire, has blown me away with her recent cookbook, Isa Does It.   Every single recipe I’ve made from…

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Sometimes it’s Good to be Bored

It was a rainy day on Sunday.  We had no plans, nowhere to go.  After being spoiled with an unseasonably sunny week of being constantly outdoors, nobody felt like going outside in the drizzly mud.  How boring, right? Wrong!  These days are the best, because they give our creativity a chance to come out.  Our…

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Is there such a thing as “Kid Food?”

Food marketers would like us to think that there is.   With all the kid frozen dinners, kid cereals, and kid snacks that are constantly being advertised, well-meaning parents might think that they need to make something special for their children to eat, apart from what the adults are eating.  But is there any need to…

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Blackberries Galore!

One of the perks of living here in the Seattle area are the wild blackberries that abound this time of year.  I’m so used to being able to go to any number of parks, backyards – even the side of the road! – to pick free blackberries, that I can never bring myself to actually…

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