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Fava Bean Spread

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The past two weekends I bought some fresh fava beans.  They’re hard to miss. Giant peapods with a rich green color usually next to a box of beans, fava beans are sure to catch your attention. The next thing to wonder is what to make with these colorful bean monstrosities. For me, there was an […]

Don’t Know What to Cook at Home?

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Getting people to cook at home is a movement.  Michael Pollan’s recent book and Netflix series Cooked, highlights some of the history and the reasons why cooking at home is so important to our culture and health. To support this trend, there are pre-cooked delivery services, meal delivery where you cook prep food, and now a Kickstarter called […]

Mexican Vegetarian Rice Bake

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Casseroles are a great way to make being a vegetarian more flavorful and interesting. Granted, I’m not a vegetarian.  However, we try to eat vegetarian or vegan for most of our dinners at home, doing about four or five a week without any meat.  What I like about casseroles is that they create flavor meals […]

Mediterranean Spicy Spinach Lentil Soup

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I love when I find something easy and new to make.  Pinterest has been a goldmine.  I ran across this easy to make lentil soup recipe last weekend before heading to the market. It only took about 40 minutes to make, making it a good recipe for a busy weekday meal after work. You can […]

Jackfruit Fajitas

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I first became aware of jackfruit after ordering vegan “carnitas” tacos at one of my favorite vegan restaurants in California – Hip Vegan Cafe in Ojai. What amazed me is how a fruit had a shredded meat texture to it which makes it really useful as a substitute to meat without being the typical “fake […]

Braised Curry Cabbage

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I mostly write and share main dishes from my kitchen, but today I spent a few minutes in the morning braising cabbage to enjoy throughout the week. Braised cabbage is a wonderful dish that makes a great side to enjoy with many styles of cooking. This particular dish has a Southeast Asian vibe with garlic, […]

Google Launches Kid Friendly Search Site Kiddle: Parents Rejoice!

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Thank you Scary Mommy blog for sharing the news today about Kiddle.  Internet search has been a bit of an issue for parents who let their kids have tablets or use the computer. Today that issue is reduced with a new Google website called Kiddle.com that offers more family friendly search results. I tried a […]

Dad Spotlight: Meal Delivery Services

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I really enjoy my time chatting with Chris & Don on their podcast Dad Spotlight. This past week we discussed Meal Delivery Services. If you haven’t had a chance to read my review of six meal delivery services, please take a moment. And if not, here’s your chance to listen to me discuss our family’s […]

Dad Spotlight: Mexican Food

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I enjoyed another appearance on the podcast Dad Spotlight last month where Chris, Don and I discussed Mexican food and cooking for your family.   One of my favorite things about Mexican food is that you can easily remove or add things without a lot of hassle in case a child doesn’t want onions or […]

Garlic Basil Chicken with Tomato Sauce

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I love a simple recipe. By simple I mean two key things, simple ingredients and simple to make. This dish I found on Pinterest on the Pinch of Yum blog met both criteria and is sure to be a go to recipe. You could make this dish with your favorite jarred sauce; though, I’d follow the […]