A couple of weeks ago, one of my favorite bloggers over at Spoonfed posted a story (and this follow-up) about how she decided to speak up about the neon pink drink being served at a birthday party attended by her 9-year-old daughter. In it she describes how she is often an advocate for real food, though … Continue reading To Speak or Not To Speak…
Whenever I mention to someone that I care a lot about healthy eating, I invariably get the question "so what kinds of foods do you eat?" Despite my passion about the subject, I find this to be a really hard question to answer. I usually stumble over something like "when I talk about healthy eating, … Continue reading So what kinds of foods do you eat?
Store bought chicken stock is one of those products which really irks me. Even the seemingly good quality ones (organic, free range, low sodium, etc.) have long ingredient lists which include things like "natural chicken flavor" (shouldn't the flavor come from the chicken itself??). But somehow making homemade stock always seemed like so much effort! … Continue reading Homemade Chicken Stock, Two Easy Ways
Earlier this week, hubby and I attended a fundraising dinner in support of California Proposition 37, which would require Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to be labeled in raw and processed foods sold to consumers in California. This dinner was hosted at GustOrganics, New York City's first certified organic restaurant, by bloggers Food Babe and LivingMaxWell. … Continue reading How much do you know about GMOs?
If you ask a bunch of parents if they let their toddler or preschool aged kids drink soda, I’m guessing the majority would either say never or only on special occasions. But when it comes to juice, the answer changes dramatically. Juice is given to children – babies! – all the time. Nevermind birthday parties … Continue reading Fruit Juice for Health?
A version of this article originally appeared on Beauty News NYC, where I was also interviewed last year to talk about my blog and feeding kids. Check it out! For many people summer means a welcome hiatus from packing kids’ lunch boxes. But now that school is back in session, have no fear - back … Continue reading The Perfectly Packed Lunch
Can you keep a secret? I have a confession to make... I don't like farmer's markets. There, I said it. Oh, you couldn't hear me? Ok, this is a little hard to admit, but I'll try again... I don't like farmer's markets 😦 Heresy, I know...I care a lot about real food and the environment, … Continue reading Shhh…it’s a secret…
Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of recipes lately! I have a lot to share, but given the hiatus I thought it might be a good opportunity to take a step back and reflect on this blog - where it began and where I think it will be going. For those of you who may … Continue reading Reflections…
Hi everyone! I wanted to apologize for my absence over the past few weeks, but I think you'll forgive me when I tell you it was because our little munchkin is now a big sister! The "peanut" joined us on March 4, which has pushed trying new recipes lower on my priority list (below things like … Continue reading Update!
In general this blog is about cooking, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk about a new book I just read: Food Rules, by Michael Pollan. I wholeheartedly agree with Pollan's philosophy on eating and really appreciate the time he's put into researching and writing about the food industry. His first two books, … Continue reading “Food Rules” Rules!