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A Trip to France via Olivia Macaron by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In preparation for Bastille Day (July 14), we took a field trip to learn the secrets behind our newest favorite treat, authentic French macarons. Olivia Macaron opened in ... Read on »
Fennel Slaw {#PicnicGame} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With an unusual stretch of pleasant weekends here in DC, we’ve been getting really good use out of our picnic blanket. (Even laying it out to watch the USA match on the bi ... Read on »
Red, White & Blueberry Pizzas {#FoodieTotsWorldCup} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating While strawberry season is sadly winding down, there were plenty of new berries at the farmers market this weekend — namely blueberries, raspberries and both sour and sweet ... Read on »
In the Kitchen at Cava Grill by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We recently went into the kitchen at one of our favorite local eateries to learn how to make falafel. The foodie tot and I frequently lunch at Cava Grill on her days off f ... Read on »
Scenes from Mosaic Central Farm Market by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating May, as you locals know, brings opening day to the rest of the DC region’s seasonal farmers markets. Brand new this year is the Mosaic Central Farm Market in Merrifield’s ... Read on »
MeatlessMonday: Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Mix up your Taco Night routine with these smoky, mildly-spicy Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema…. Years and years ago, almost too many to count , the ... Read on »
Mango Chia Pudding {and Whole Foods #Giveaway!} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I asked the foodie tots what they wanted to make first, and the boy suggested smoothies. But when we blended it up with chia seeds — for an extra boost of fiber — it was ... Read on »
Slow Cooker Stout Chicken Stew #SundaySupper by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Rumor has it that spring is just around the corner, but with snow in the forecast yet again it’s hard to keep the faith. If, like me, you’re starting to tire of heavy stew ... Read on »
Raspberry Mini Muffins {Valentine’s Day Treats} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I again lucked out and got assigned snack duty at the foodie tot’s preschool for Valentine’s week. Sure it was for Wednesday, but the impending snow storm made it likely t ... Read on »
Baked Maple Doughnuts {Crown Maple Review} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating There’s nothing like a snow day to get one craving something sweet, and making baked doughnuts lets me feel like it’s a slightly healthier choice than the fried versions. ... Read on »
Flat Stanley Goes Organic {Cascadian Farms Giveaway} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Cooped up with the kids on yet another snow day? Here’s a fun way to think ahead to spring and learn a little something, too. Remember Flat Stanley? The world-traveling pa ... Read on »
Gambas al Ajillo y Clementina (Shrimp with Garlic and Clementines) #SundaySupper by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Sunday Supper has long been a tradition around my table, even before I had kids. When my husband and I first moved to DC after college, we hosted friends for supper every ... Read on »
Our Thanksgivukkah Table by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Every once in a while I stumble upon a reminder that I haven’t been fully practicing what I preach and welcoming the kids into the kitchen. The busier our days get, the mo ... Read on »
Squash Farro Salad {#MeatlessMonday} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Have you been to the farmers market lately? So many colors and varieties of winter squash are on display at ours right now. When I came home with the Kabocha squash I used ... Read on »
FoodieTots Finds: Holiday Cards from Minted by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It might seem odd for a blogger to say, but I love paper. Print magazines, real books, and stylish stationery are things I just can’t imagine giving up. And so I am a firm ... Read on »
Cranberry Applesauce by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My maple syrup and cider-sweetened cranberry sauce is a favorite on our Thanksgiving table, but for Thanksgivukkah I decided to give it a new twist, and make a cranberry a ... Read on »
Turkey and Sweet Potato Latkes {#ThanksgivukkahPotluck} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For the past eleven years, I’ve celebrated two winter holidays, Hanukkah and Christmas. When the boy was born, we added a third, Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes), in hon ... Read on »
Kids Food Festival, Nov. 2-3, Union Market, DC by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This weekend, Nov. 2 & 3, the Kids Food Festival comes to Union Market in Washington, DC. Originally held in NYC, this special event presented by the Creative Kitchen incl ... Read on »
Cheddar Cheese Crackers {#KidsCook} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As luck would have it, I was assigned preschool snack duty on the day of the kids’ Halloween parade. Obviously no ordinary fruit and crackers would do, so I decided it was ... Read on »
Slow Cooker Carnitas {#Crocktoberfest2013} by C. L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Now that we’re back into the thick of school and after-school activities, I find myself falling even more in love with my slow cooker. Frankly, I’m a little embarrassed it ... Read on »