Using Books to Foster A Love of Food
    January 31, 2014
    Using Books to Foster A Love of Food: A List of Foodie Reads for Kiddo

    Becoming a healthy eater means learning to be a healthy eater. Just like with any learning, books are key, even to babies and pre-readers. Books offer children a new way to understand and think about …

    The Power of Self-Feeding Skills
    January 30, 2014
    The Power of Self-Feeding Skills: It’s more than just a mess!

    I’m embarrassed to admit it, but even just the mention of “self-feeding” makes me shudder. Given my background in child development and expertise in infant and toddler feeding, it’s scandalous…

    All About Yogurt
    January 29, 2014
    All About Yogurt: An unexpectedly wonderful first food for baby

    In my client practice, where I work with parents to help them fit healthy cooking and family eating into their busy lives, I get tons of questions about which foods are the best to start solids. Hands…

    Embrace the Puree
    January 28, 2014
    Embrace the Puree!

    In the scheme of things, making homemade baby food is simple business (and totally worth it!). Roast or steam, puree and freeze. No big deal, right? Well, as any busy parent knows, even the simplest t…

    Safely Introducing High-Allergen Foods
    January 27, 2014
    Safely Introducing High-Allergen Foods: Deciding what’s right for your baby

    You can’t go very long these days without seeing something about food allergies in the news. While increased awareness is a good thing, it’s hard to tell the good information from the bad. The con…

    Starting Solids 101
    January 25, 2014
    Starting Solids 101: A joyful start to your baby’s eating adventure

    Starting solids is one of the most fun—and most intimidating—milestones of baby's first year. With so much conflicting information about food safety and nutrition, constantly changing guidelines, …

    Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe
    January 31, 2013
    Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Cowboy Cookies are traditionally huge. I suggest sticking with smaller cookies since they build in portion control for kids and breastfeeding moms for whom it’s especially impo…

    Cowboy Cookies and Other Tasty Foods to Help Boost Breastmilk Production
    January 18, 2013
    Cowboy Cookies and Other Tasty Foods to Help Boost Breastmilk Production

    Okay, breast feeding mamas: how many of you have heard about lactogenic foods? As someone who struggled to maintain a steady supply of breast milk, many lactogenic foods—foods said to possibly help …

    With Kids, Brunch is the Ticket
    January 17, 2013
    With Kids, Brunch is the Ticket

    I love having people over to eat. Dinner parties were my specialty until I had two children! Now, brunch is the ticket at my place. I start the day with a bang and can still get to bed at a decent tim…

    Baked Egg and Kale Cups Recipe
    January 17, 2013
    Baked Egg and Kale Cups Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Think your kiddo won’t eat kale? Think again. Like kale chips, these are surprisingly popular, even with the younger set.…

    Save Money While Eating Healthier Meat
    January 16, 2013
    Save Money While Eating Healthier Meat

    Nearly two years ago I made an important decision to eat only organic, local and/or ethically raised meat. Even in New York City, it’s a tall order. At first, I was tempted by convenience to grab ch…

    Healthier Baking with Yogurt
    January 15, 2013
    Healthier Baking with Yogurt

    Though I’m known for healthy cooking, I’ve got to be honest: my idea of healthy baking is simply to stick to whole ingredients that are organic and as unprocessed as possible. Organic butter, chec…

    Global Foods At the Family Table
    January 14, 2013
    Global Foods At the Family Table

    Serving global cuisines at the family table is more than just having fun with food. Beyond it being an opportunity to expand your children’s palate, serving global foods is an opportunity for them t…

    Coconut Chickpea Soup Recipe
    February 23, 2012
    Coconut Chickpea Soup

    [star-rating][yields] I recently ordered a delicious chick pea soup at a favorite restaurant. Chickpea soup. How come I'd never thought of that?! (Have you?) (more…)…

    Sweet & Smoky Pepitas Recipe
    July 21, 2010
    Sweet & Smoky Pepitas Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Pairs well with risotto and kale!…

    Delicious Pasta with Chard Recipe
    July 19, 2010
    Delicious Pasta with Chard Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Roast tomatoes, boil pasta and sauté fresh chard (or spinach or kale or whatever leafy green you have around). After that, it’s a simple matter of (more…)…

    Hearty Penne with Roasted Tomatoes and Sausage Recipe
    June 7, 2010
    Hearty Penne with Roasted Tomatoes and Sausage Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] You will love this meal. It's simple. It's quick. It's hearty and affordable. You'll spend about $15 and get a huge pasta meal that feeds 6. If you're feeding fewer (more……

    Kale Risotto and Pepitas Recipe
    June 7, 2010
    Kale Risotto and Pepitas Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Kale risotto and pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds): sound fancy? Looks fancy, too, yea? Here's the thing: it's not. And that's what I love about this recipe. Well, that, and (more&hell…

    Blueberry Almond Morning Polenta Recipe
    May 19, 2010
    Blueberry Almond Morning Polenta Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] I love breakfast. And though I believe that it is, indeed, the most important meal of the day, breakfast can be hard to keep exciting without going off the deep end, if you know …

    French Lentils & Fried Egg over Wilted Spinach Recipe
    May 5, 2010
    French Lentils & Fried Egg over Wilted Spinach Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] I am a HUGE fan of eggs for dinner, whether a "proper" meal like my quickest curried eggs, a poached egg to complete a bowl of lentil soup with sausage, or an egg salad sammy to …