Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup

This soup was inspired by the awesome San Francisco Soup Company’s delectable vegetarian selection. I sampled this soup and just had to try to simmer up a pot in my own kitchen. I did. It was amazing. Like any soup recipe, it is easily customizable to suit your taste or what you’ve got on hand. Ingredients: Continue reading “Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup”

Cooking With Kiddies Recipe Share: Pizza Dough

We made mini pizzas at our first Cooking with Kiddies class last week. It was a success! The kids had a chance to get their hands messy and participate in the meal-making process. Most of all, they enjoyed finally munching on the product of their hard work! A few of you had asked for me to share myContinue reading “Cooking With Kiddies Recipe Share: Pizza Dough”

Super-Moist Guilt-Free Avocado Brownies

Good guacamole makes any party an instant hit, but few people know what else to do with these amazing fruits. Want more from your avocados? Try using them in baking. Avocados make exceptional substitutes for butter and other fats in baking recipes. Their subtle flavor is easily masked with traditional baking ingredients like cocoa powderContinue reading “Super-Moist Guilt-Free Avocado Brownies”

The Heartbreak of ‘Meatless Mothering’

It’s been months since my last outing sans-stroller, and I am delighted to be perusing a non-laminated, non-sticky menu at a ‘grown-up’ restaurant. I skim through it quickly, looking for the small carrot image that will be printed near the entree I will be eating this evening. There’s one. It looks like I’ll be havingContinue reading “The Heartbreak of ‘Meatless Mothering’”

Lotsa Veggies Spaghetti

This one was a hit last night! Spaghetti is usually a popular meal with toddlers, but this version is one that you definitely won’t mind serving. The long list of chopped veggies means there is ample opportunity to get the kids involved in preparing the sauce. Give them a chance to explore the vegetables –Continue reading “Lotsa Veggies Spaghetti”

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

This is the perfect breakfast food – wait, no – this is the perfect anytime food. I challenge you to limit yourself to just one spoonful of this deliciously creamy-on-the-inside, crispy-and-chewy-on-the-outside, dish. My little guy devours this delicious bread pudding in minutes, and I have absolutely no problem with that. After all, it does haveContinue reading “Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding”

Baby-Friendly Banana Muffins

My baby loves to try new foods. For his curious mind, there is nothing in the world that should be left untasted. This seems to be a general policy that applies to inedible things as well – but that’s a story for another blog entry. Since introducing him to solids, my kitchen has turned intoContinue reading “Baby-Friendly Banana Muffins”

Asparagus and Spinach Quiche

At 40g of protein per serving, this quiche is both nutritious and delicious! You’ll never guess the secret ingredient – cottage cheese! The crushed garlic croutons added a bit of crunch to the soft, delicate texture of the quiche. Typically, we don’t think of quiches as dinner food, but they are so healthy, filling, andContinue reading “Asparagus and Spinach Quiche”

Black Bean Mushroom Melt

This one was inspired by an awesome vegan burger I had at 21st Amendment in SF. I’ve added my own twist by adding some cumin spice and mushrooms. It’s a homemade black bean patty topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions with Monterey Jack cheese on a fresh baguette. This is a protein-rich recipe great forContinue reading “Black Bean Mushroom Melt”