Healthy Eating

I made this with my students at school and they loved it too- so it is kid-tested by many picky eaters. The secret: honey! I made step-by-step cards for my students and the boys used those so if you have a bit of extra time to make cards that show each step then you will […]

I was talking with my husband about kids last night and how difficult it is to raise children with drugs, media, violence, diseases, addiction and all the other bad things out there in the world.  We were starting to feel a bit depressed when I remembered that there is one thing that you can do […]

OK, so I’ll be honest here; my kids didn’t like this the first time (or two) that we made it.  But now they love it and request it all the time.  It has all the fixin’s that kids love: crispy pastry crust, honey topping and something fried.  It isn’t a weeknight dinner since it takes […]

This is one of my new favorite recipes for my favorite meal of the day.  I like to make different kinds of pancakes and my old favorites are Red Beet Pancakes and Pumpkin Pancakes and just recently I’ve been making a lot of quinoa pancakes.  I researched a lot of different recipes and couldn’t find […]

One thing I’ve noticed about little kids is that they like to dip their food into something.  For most kids, it is ketchup.  They will eat almost any food dipped into ketchup.  My kids also like salsa, garlic mayonnaise and soy sauce. (When my boys were almost two, they enjoyed dipping foods into salsa SO […]


My boys are three.   It can be a tough age and it can be a wonderful age. Tonight for dinner, I made zucchini pancakes which is essentially zucchini latkes (zucchini, onions, eggs, and carrots fried in oil).  YUM!  My boys didn’t want any.  I said, “Okey, dokey.  You don’t have to eat.” At one […]


The thing I love most about working with parents, families and children is discipline, but nutrition comes in a very close second. I was a super picky eater.  Super picky.  I ate potatoes, pizza, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cereal growing up.  I have two boys.  They shared the same food in my uterus […]


At book club a couple of months ago, the hostess made the most delicious sweet potato cakes and I have to share them: Crispy Sweet Potato Cakes: Courtesy of Bal Anreson 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes 1/2 cup chickpea flour 1 tablespoon garam masala 1 table spoon grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup […]


A difficult part of parenting is knowing that everything will change.  At times, it can bring comfort hence the ever popular “this too shall pass”.  But it can also bring anxiety when in not knowing how to handle situations. For instance, many parents don’t want to introduce pacifiers or thumbs because sometime down the road, […]

family dinner

With all of the different parenting philosophies out there, a mother or father could get quite confused.  One group believes in one thing, while another group believes the exact opposite (when did parenting begin to mirror politics?) But thankfully, there is one thing that everyone can agree on: the family dinner. The family dinner is […]