Pork Fried RicePork Fried Rice
august 25, 2015

This morning my kids both refused to eat the omelets their dad had so kindly prepared for their breakfast. So I cooked up a pot of brown rice, stuck it in the the fridge and used it to feed them their omelets for dinner.

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Yogurt Mustard SauceSalmon with Yogurt Mustard Sauce
august 5, 2015

This is one of two ways I can successfully cook fish inside the house. Usually, I go outside and grill it. But Jenny Rosenstrach's Royal Salmon is quick and tasty with an awesome sauce, so it has become this summer's goto for a fast-fish-dish.

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20150709-SoupChicken Farro Soup
july 10, 2015

I've been feeding my kids Chicken Rice Soup for as long as they've been eating food. It is an easy double win for me: quick to make out of leftovers and they will always have a bowl. But this time I changed it up and used farro instead of rice.

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20150706-GreenTomSaladEatwell Farm's Green Tomato Salad
july 6, 2015

This salad is really delicious even though it has the strangest combinations of ingredients I've ever seen. Green tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, parsley and basil dressed in vinaigrette are the perfect thing for a hot summer's day.

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20150621-SaladDan Jurafsky's Medieval Salad
june 21, 2015

This salad comes from the days of castles and knights in shining armor - the fourteenth century, or 1390 to be exact. It is surprisingly modern and you can find something similar on the menu of many San Francisco restaurants right now: the ingredients are fresh, simply prepared and able to speak for themselves through a light dressing.

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Tom Hudgen's Ranch DressingTom Hudgen's Ranch Dressing
may 20, 2015

Homemade salad dressing is a particular passion of mine. Usually quick and easy to make from a few pantry ingredients and whatever fresh herbs are in the CSA box or growing out in the garden, it is almost always better than anything I can purchase pre-made from the store.

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20150528-MountainHighYoghurtLgYogurt with Maple Syrup
may 28, 2015

Finding a protein-rich snack that is delicious, healthy, easy and adored by my incredibly energetic children has been no easy task. They don't like cheese sticks (which is fine, I don't like the packaging), won't touch tofu (no big surprise there) and will only eat a few unsalted nuts before they claim to be full and demand something else.

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20150527-TuscanKaleSoupTuscan Kale Soup
may 27, 2015

This was a surprisingly successful way to feed my kids kale! The soup starts with sausage, which you fry up in a pot, then add garlic, onion, potatoes, chicken stock, kale and salt. It's really that easy and would probably work fine with any type of greens.

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Liza Shaw's Beans & GreensLiza Shaw's Beans & Greens
april 13, 2015

Back in 2013, Liza Shaw joined me at Food Lit to discuss Charlotte Druckman's Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen. Since then Liza has taken on more heat by opening Merigan Sub Shop and was recently featured in the Chronicle's food section. My family loves beans and greens are often in our CSA box, so I had to try her recipe.

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Beet Latkes, Simple Sole and AsparagusEducation Outside's Beet Latkes
march 24, 2015

This recipe is quick and easy, and it got both of my children eating beets. Last week my daughter came home raving about the delicious beet latkes her garden class made in school that day, so I had to try them at home. She was right, they are very good. Thanks to @EducationOutside for helping my kids learn to love real, healthy food!

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SoHa Chicken Jollof RiceMarcus Samuelsson's SoHa Chicken Jollof Rice
march 21, 2015

This is a Senegalese dish that Marcus Samuelson likes to get in South Harlem. I was pretty excited to find a one pot meal recipe that calls for cabbage, and to see peanuts referred to as ground-nuts, since I've long wondered what ground-nut oil is. It often shows up in British cookbooks.

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20150319-RaspberryMuffinsHBZoe Nathan's Vanilla Raspberry Muffins
march 21, 2015

My daughter's latest pick from this cookbook, which I recommend she pull out whenever I hear, "there's nothing good to eat here!" I'm more than happy to let her and her brother fill up all that emptiness with something homemade.

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