20141010-PinkEggsSmBeet Salad with Pink Eggs
October 10, 2014

The problem with beets is that they turn everything pink. So what a good idea to do it deliberately! This salad is fast to put together and serve if the beets and eggs are cooked ahead of time. Which I didn't mind doing before breakfast, because dying eggs pink is fun.

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Kale & Cheddar StrataKale & Cheddar Strata
October 7, 2014

Buzzfeed suggested this as a make-ahead weekend brunch item, but I made it for dinner instead.

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Thai Tuna SaladYam Tuna
October 6, 2014

My kids love tuna salad. My son makes me explain, over and over again, why he cannot eat it every day. He recently realized the connection between tuna and thermometers, which is really exciting. But more importantly, I know he and his sister will always eat it.

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Chiles Rellenos, Mexican Green Rice, Yellow Indian Woman BeansLazy Chiles Rellenos
October 2, 2014

This is my favorite recent trifecta (or triple win): Mexican Green Rice, Lazy Chiles Rellenos, Yellow Indian Woman beans. I only wish my kids loved it as much as I do. They routinely ask for the beans by name and always manage to choke down a bite each of the rice and rellenos, so I'll call it good. 

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Phat Thai

Phat Thai
September 29, 2014

This is basically pad thai, but it is much more delicious than any version of that sticky, stinky, gooey dish served in American restaurants. Can you tell I don't like that one but love this one we made at home? There is no comparison.

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20140926-StateBirdISmState Bird Provisions
September 26, 2014

Yes! We did it! We finally went out and ate at State Bird, the seemingly most sought after dinner spot in San Francisco right now. It was my husband and my 13th wedding anniversary, we celebrated with dinner and a show at the Fillmore afterward.

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Spicy Feta Lettuce WrapsSpicy Feta Lettuce Wraps
September 26, 2014

Avocado, cucumber, feta, olive oil and spicy chili for a kick. I love this for lunch, for me, especially since one avocado is enough for two days. Haven't tried serving it to my kids yet, though they might enjoy having the choice of what to include.  Except that one of them doesn't like lettuce, cucumber or avocado.

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Caper Burrata CrostiniCaper Burrata Crostini
September 25, 2014

Burrata is a creamier version of fresh mozzerella. I'd never had it before, or at least not cooked with it myself, but after this dinner I highly recommend it. With shallots and capers on toasted baguette it is quite a treat. 

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Homemade Chicken NuggetsHomemade Chicken Nuggets
September 25, 2014

Just like most other kids out there, mine love chicken nuggets. Tenders, dinosaurs, strips, whatever you want to call them. But I don't like feeding my family processed food that is full of unnatural ingredients, excess salt and added sugar. So I don't. I make them myself instead.

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Honey Pepper FigsHoney Pepper Fresh Figs
September 25, 2014

The fig season seems to be just finishing up right now, and after having some last week at my Eating Wildly dinner, I wanted more. This is a great way to dress them up with a little feta, mint, olive oil and pepper.

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Chard TartChard Tart
September 24, 2014

This tart was a surprisingly successful quick meal, though as you can see, not my prettiest. Pizza dough instead of pastry is a great idea! With a little prep-ahead and someone at home to preheat the oven this is a snap. It takes about 5 minutes to assemble and 30 to bake. Home by 6? You'll eat before 7.

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