Brown Cookies

The little dude was absolutely convinced we would make cookies today. He had a great day of mostly hiding the “terrible” side of his two-ness, so I obliged. He really wanted “brown cookies”. I knew this meant our traditional house recipe double chocolate, but we had no eggs or butter in the house. Challenge!  Long […]

Kid Food

Apple soup, spinach bread stick, and baby spinach The little dude has surprised me with his interest in greens. He spotted a big box of spinach in the fridge and wanted some with his soup. He recently had a side of the asian greens. He loved dipping each piece in soy sauce. Maybe it makes […]

Stir Fry Served w/ Greens

The produce worker at a local organic store sold me on these “Asian” greens. This older recipe for a stir fry was already in the back of my mind, and it proved to be a tasty pairing. Print Stir Fry Served w/ Greens Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 2   Ingredients Tofu: 6 oz extra firm tofu […]

Roasted Eggplant & Calzones

Roasted eggplant is gorgeous. And delicious. 🙂 It’s not something that is always in the front of my mind, but eggplant is growing on me. The favorite use these days is roasted eggplant in calzones. The 2yo assistant helped me make these little mini calzones, and he had a blast. I used a whole wheat […]

Menu Board

Eggplant calzones. Roasted garlic and eggplant. Mmmmmm. There is a particular ragu recipe that I love because it combines so many different flavors like sriracha, aleppo, mint, etc. The original includes ground lamb and is delicious. I tried making it with beans….yuck. This time I plan to keep it simple as a fresh sauce for […]

BBQ Sauce

Two significant things happened yesterday. 1) A friend gave me a jar of homemade peach jam. 2) Dizzle was in Memphis for the day. Those two things naturally came together as divine inspiration for… BBQ SAUCE! BBQ sauce is one of those things I make differently every time. It is the perfect excuse to blend […]

Apple Soup

When the 2yo has a case of the picky pants, I can usually fall back on apple soup to satisfy him. I will admit that he didn’t eat much of this either, but he deemed it to be tasty and full of “goodness”. This attack of picky is a serious one! He is turning his […]

California Rolls

I didn’t take photos of the process because I expected it to be an experimental failure. Au contraire! I was really surprised at how easy it was to assemble and roll these. (Thanks to a little research on YouTube. :)) I wasn’t sure what to expect from the nori wrappers, but those were a pleasant […]

Cinco de Mayo for Kids

The 2yo loves most everything about Mexican food too, so he also had a tasty Cinco de Mayo. He started with his current fave for breakfast, PBH tortilla with some strawberries. Lunch was guacamole, black beans, peppers, and a couple chips. (He’s not really into the concept of dipping yet but does enjoy chips of […]