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Light Spring Rolls

Faster than you could speed dial for Chinese and wait for a package of deep-fried spring rolls to arrive at your doorstep, you could instead wrap up a few delightful un-fried spring rolls. Though arguably lacking the crunchy exterior of the fried version, the flavors within are fresher — reminiscent of the herbaceous bounty […]

Nut-Free Pesto Ideas

I have two main goals, with regards to my toddler and food. The first is nutrition, to get her expanding palate accustomed to healthy options - wheat bread instead of white, oven roasted potatoes instead of tater tots - so that when she can choose for herself, sheíll be more likely to choose healthy foods. […]

Helping Children Eat Healthy

I recently took a very interesting quiz on iVillage that told me that I am raising two healthy eaters. According to this quiz, my practice of ensuring multiple fruits and veggies in the house at all times, eating healthy foods in front of my children and most importantly giving appropriate sized portions and requiring that […]

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Each day people make a choice about what they will eat, but most think little about where their food came from or the conditions under which it was produced. Consumers in the United States face a plethora of food items, each with it’s own particular backstory. However, for the most part, people are divorced […]

Oat Lover

Alright, Iím obsessed. It started with the oatmeal cookies. Then I got into it with the granola, every Monday fiddling around with oats and a bunch of other stuff to try and concoct the perfect crunchy combination. Then, on the quest for alternative flours, I was stopped in the aisle by an unassuming bag of […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Hummus

I fell in love with hummus when I was in college in New York. I tried anything new I could get my hands on back then because there was such a wide variety of rich and unique foods that I was unaccustomed to. I sampled taboule, sushi, fresh mozzarella and a variety of other yummy […]

Red Bell Pepper & Pesto Sandwich

Some vitamins just donít garner the respect they deserve. Apparently most adults between the ages of 18 and 44 are at risk of running a vitamin K deficiency. Why should we be concerned? Apparently, vitamin K aids in proper bone maintenance and wards off osteoporosis. The recommended daily allowance of […]

Dairy-Free Cream Pie

Itís hard to be allergic to dairy and have your favourite foods be dairy based; cheese, ice cream, cheese cake, banana splits. Itís sad and lonely to stand by on a hot summer day while your husband eats one of those soft-serve cones from the ice cream truck and you can only live vicariously through […]

When Summer Hands You Fruit . . .

This post is part of the Well Fed Network’s “Celebrating Summer” Series.

Mango Madness
Summertime is fruit time. Berries, cherries, mangoes, peaches, plums, cantaloupe and watermelon all come into season. It’s hard to resist their bright, tempting colors and sweet, juicy flavors.
But what do you do when you’ve bought too much? While there’s nothing […]

Making the Most of Summer: Gazpacho

In my world, summer has become synonymous with Gazpacho. Those ripe summer flavors of tomato, cucumber and pepper completely epitomize what summer means to me–an explosion of freshness, brightness and flavor in the middle of a hot sultry day.
Gazpacho is said to have originated in Andalusia, Spain. There are two different theories about […]