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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Minestrone with Arugula PestoSteve Sando's Minestrone with Arugula Pesto
march 19, 2015

We all love pesto at my house, though it is usually made with basil and pinenuts. This one is made with arugula and parsley instead. Both have parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic and salt. I used the blender tonight, instead of the food processor, and I think the latter is better: the blender makes it too smooth.

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Palm HousePalm House
march 18, 2015

The cocktails and wine are very good here. So is the jerk chicken with black-eyed peas and collard greens. Palm House is a nice place to sit in the sun, for an early evening drink or dinner.

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