September 10, 2012
Despite any appearance to the contrary, our kids still prefer plain pasta with butter to just about anything else I can put in front of them. While I’ve had some success over the years in broadening their palates, and what they’re willing to try, I’ve not been able to knock that simple (and calorically-speaking: empty) [...]
September 2, 2012
I’ve been wanting to put together a shrimp boil for the kids all summer, for a few simple reasons. First, I love a one-pot meal. There’s something really elegant and uncomplicated about food cooked together, and I like that idea of passing along that idea to our children. Second, putting new ingredients in a pot [...]
November 6, 2012
Years ago, my parents bought me a copy of the Pumpkinville Cookbook while they were at a fall festival near Great Valley, New York. I’ve only ever made one thing out of it, pumpkin bread. Not only is the recipe really simple — making it perfect for getting the little ones to help out, but [...]
October 24, 2012
I’ve been a subscriber to Cooking Light since 1995. I’ve always looked forward to receiving my magazine full of fairly healthy cooking goodness with a few exceptions — when Pals and Princess Terrifica were born, for example. During that time, the magazine was often passed on to others without the spine so much as being [...]
October 22, 2012
This week we celebrated a very special event, Little A turned 7! It seems like such a milestone — I remember being that very age and how much more of a big kid I was. In our house, a birthday also means some extra baking which is fun and stressful (because I usually spread myself [...]
Clover Food Lab
This Cambridge, Massachusetts spot is family-friendly, very affordable, and the ultimate articulation of unpretentious farm-to-table eating.
I've been working to cut down on my wheat intake, and I'm feeling a lot better.
Just in time for fall. The way some people feel about using the whole cow or lobster, I feel about eating the whole pumpkin — such a versatile food.
What Chefs Feed Their Kids
My friend Emily recommended this book, which is right up my alley. I'll be working from it a lot in the next few months.
It's a compass, not a guide
I'm a big believer in the idea that we can eat better with our kids, in ways that adhere to the values and tastes that we have as adults. I'm not vegan (or vegetarian), but I think that there's a lot we can learn from exploring a meat-free diet — just as I think there's a lot that we can learn from the butcher or fishmonger. Small Servings is about involving kids in pursuit of meals that we can prepare together, enjoy together, and work to make even better the next time. It's not a collection of recipes, but rather a collection of adventures.
It's a constant work-in-progress
Our pursuit of new foods (and new preparations of familiar ones) meets with both successes and failures. Here, I share both. I'm not a nutritionist or a personal chef — just a mother, wife, daughter and friend with a large circle of friends to involve in adventures with our three children: Little A (6 years), Pals (4) and his twin sister, Princess Terrifica.
Links & Attribution
I try, whenever possible, to credit the original source of recipes and information in my posts, and provide links to that content when available. If you come across something that you think has been incorrectly attributed, please let me know.