Those of you that have kids know the dance routine. You make a little progress. Then you feel like you are right back where you started. But you have to hold on to the little progresses. It may not feel like it all of the time, but you have to remember that sometimes raising kids … Continue reading Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Dinner with a 10 year old can be a challenge. Add to the normal pickiness a vegetarian diet and it can be a challenge to keep it interesting for the rest of us.
An acquaintance told me about her Instapot recently. It definitely sounded like something I would love to try out. Luck would have it that the husband and I stumbled onto a Macy's going out of business sale and there was an Instant Pot (not the "Instapot", another brand). This has to be one of the … Continue reading Instant Pot
Cooking for kids is a challenge. That challenge gets to be even more fun when the kids are also vegan or vegetarian! But persevere.
Kids are stubborn. Duh, right? I'm sure I'm not the only one who has tried to argue reason with an 8 year old and wound up wanting to just bang my head on the table. The amazing little humans can in one argument sound totally reasonable and come up with completely rational arguments and then … Continue reading The decision to become vegetarian or vegan
It turns out that while, yes, the classic pesto sauce we all think of is basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and Parmesan, you can make many varieties of pesto. I mean, we all know this because we've seen them on various menus or in jars at the grocery store, but I hadn't really thought … Continue reading Pesto Experiments
I love to cook. I pride myself on being an excellent home cook. I can cook lots of different cuisines, though Asian has mostly alluded me. I am working on that one. But last week, I totally botched the easiest possible dinner. I had purchased a couple of bags of frozen pasta dishes from Trader … Continue reading Oops, I totally botched dinner!
One of the more interesting challenges of dealing with picky eater children is that their tastes also change. And sometimes, they change like a see-saw, so it's hard to keep up. I mean, my Katie has changed from vegetarian to vegan to vegetarian to pescatarian to eating some meat but not all meats. I literally … Continue reading Change is a constant