Mom-Friendly Meals: Ramen

Bring two cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Open a packet of ramen noodles. Throw away the flavor packet. Boil the noodles for three minutes. Add a handful of rinsed spinach leaves, a splash of soy sauce, a splash … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Strawberry Spinach Salad

I went to the farmers’ market on Sunday morning and found some unbelievable strawberries and fresh spinach. My first thought was “Smoothies!” But then I came up with another option. The big question was dressing. We don’t eat a lot … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Stone Soup

Remember the story of “Stone Soup“? I’ve always been a little conflicted about that story. Sure, the villagers were miserly with their food stores. So you can read it as the story of how a traveler convinced them to open … Continue reading

Spinach and Tomato Tortellini Soup

In my efforts to eat what we already own, I discovered an enormous package of cheese tortellini in the chest freezer we have in the garage. This recipe only uses about a third of that, but it’s a start, right? … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution

I’m going to eat more greens. Starting with this smoothie (kale, spinach, frozen fruit, almond milk–if you were wondering). Also, maybe I should work on my food photography. Happy New Year, everyone! … Continue reading

Assorted Thoughts

This is a weekend of dinners with friends. One was here (love the potlucks–even with a small group, it halves the work) and one is out (love eating at someone else’s house–it removes the work). Last night’s meal: steak and … Continue reading