Tips and Recipes

Mini Baked Asparagus Frittata aka Savory Muffins (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 9) March 04 2013, 3 Comments

baked asparagus frittata savory muffinsSavory muffins are a fun twist on asparagus frittata! Baked with asparagus, onions and eggs, this deliciously easy asparagus frittata recipe was a huge hit with my family. Bonus that it makes an easy addition to a healthy lunchbox!




baked asparagus frittata savory muffins lunch 

Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 8) February 24 2013, 13 Comments

how to make sweet potato fries How to make sweet potato fries so crispy and tasty they’re worthy of a French bistro. Tossed in olive oil with a little salt, these baked sweet potato fries are tasty, easy and nutritious. 

An Easy Apple Pie Recipe: Simple Apple Galette (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 7) February 17 2013, 0 Comments

easy apple pie recipe: apple galette 

This easy apple pie recipe is a simple French twist on a favorite sweet treat: apple galette.

My French Food Flop (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 6) February 12 2013, 3 Comments

healthy leek soup recipe 

Resiliency is the parenting manifesto du jour. But as a busy parent, being resilient (especially in the kitchen) is something I find hard to do

A Healthy Leek Soup Recipe (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 6) February 12 2013, 3 Comments

healthy leek soup recipe 

A healthy leek soup recipe that your kids will love (but not mine)!

52 New Foods: Our Journey to Happy, Healthy Eating February 10 2013, 0 Comments

52 weeks, 52 new foods. How our family discovered the secret to happy, healthy eating.

A Healthy, Easy Crepe Recipe (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 5) February 06 2013, 1 Comment

healthy easy crepe recipeA little taste of Paris, this easy crepe recipe is a warm and wholesome treat. Healthy and delicious!


A Simple Bok Choy Recipe (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 4) January 26 2013, 4 Comments

bok choy recipeOur simple, sizzling bok choy recipe with a hint of garlic and ginger makes a super side for a healthy supper.

Easy Orange Granita Recipe (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 3) January 18 2013, 2 Comments

easy orange granita recipeThis easy orange granita recipe was a deliciously fun project for my kids and me! A simple twist on a favorite fruit: Satsuma Mandarin Oranges.


Sesame Green Bean Salad (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 2) January 12 2013, 0 Comments

sesame green bean saladA simple sesame green bean salad adds a new twist to an old favorite and makes supper super fun!


Easy Asian Pear Sauce (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 1) January 07 2013, 3 Comments

asian pear saucePear sauce made with crisp Asian pears and a hint of ginger is an easy and fun twist on homemade applesauce.


One New Healthy Food a Week (52 New Foods) January 04 2013, 0 Comments

One new healthy food a week

52 weeks, 52 new foods. This simple challenge planted the seeds of change at our family table. Pick a new healthy food to try each week and join the adventure!

Best Healthy Recipes of 2012 (52 New Foods) January 03 2013, 4 Comments

best healthy recipes of 2012The best healthy recipes of 2012 as voted by the toughest food critics at the table!


Kumquat Jam (Week 51, 52 New Foods) December 31 2012, 0 Comments

kumquat jamKumquat jam adds a simple splash of citrus to savory dishes: a burst of sunshine to start the New Year!


Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce (Week 50, 52 New Foods) December 19 2012, 0 Comments

cranberry pomegranate sauceCranberry pomegranate sauce is a playful twist on a familiar favorite: an easy way to welcome a new food to your holiday table!


Pomegranate Seeds With No Mess! December 19 2012, 0 Comments

how to seed a pomegranateA quick tip for how to seed a pomegranate the easy and fun way, with no mess!


Broiled Grapefruit Recipe (Week 49, 52 New Foods) December 17 2012, 0 Comments

broiled grapefruit recipeThis deliciously simple broiled grapefruit recipe adds a flavorful twist to your table: a sweet and juicy treat without a drop of refined sugar.


Mini Apple Pear Crisp (Week 48, 52 New Foods) December 10 2012, 0 Comments

apple pear crispA mini apple pear crisp is the fresh food version of a big warm bear hug! It's filled to the brim with sweet, bubbling fresh pears, apples and cranberries -- the perfect treat to serve at a cozy winter get-together.


Sanity Saver: Make a Meal Plan {Giveaway} December 06 2012, 2 Comments

meal planYou’re an on-the-go mom, constantly juggling a dizzying array of activities for your family. Working healthy meals into that frantic schedule can be a challenge. The solution: make a meal plan.

Romanesco: Broccoli with a Twist (Week 47, 52 New Foods) December 05 2012, 1 Comment

romanesco broccoliRomanesco was a new discovery for my kids and me this week! This spiraling spectacle looks like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower, and made a deliciously fun addition to our family table.


Veggie Pancakes (Week 46, 52 New Foods) November 28 2012, 2 Comments

veggie pancakesVeggie pancakes? You bet! Carrot and zucchini come together to make a tasty, easy veggie pancake perfect for brunch or to munch at lunch!  

Gluten-Free Stuffing: Quinoa Stuffing with Apple, Sweet Potato and Walnuts (Week 45, 52 New Foods) November 19 2012, 0 Comments

gluten free stuffing quinoa stuffing pinterestThis easy recipe for gluten-free stuffing made with quinoa, apples, sweet potato and walnuts is the ticket for a healthy twist on a holiday favorite.

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids: Tree of Thanks November 15 2012, 0 Comments

thanksgiving activities for kids tree of thanksInstead of waiting until the holidays to show thanks, this simple Thanksgiving activity makes it easy and fun to share appreciations for the little things every day.

Easy Butternut Squash Soup: Recipes for Your Holiday Table (Week 44, 52 New Foods) November 12 2012, 2 Comments

easy butternut squash soupThis easy butternut squash soup recipe is a must for your holiday table! It’s a healthy version of my favorite holiday soup – and can be made ahead to give you more time to celebrate with friends and family.