These hard-boiled eggs call for a celery-bration!

With all of the ‘foodie’ pictures, blogs, shows, etc. inundating us on a daily basis, we’ve put a lot of pressure on ourselves to cook fancy and complicated meals every single day of the week.  I definitely enjoy putting a sophisticated meal on the table for my family, but I try to give myself periodic…… Continue reading These hard-boiled eggs call for a celery-bration!

Please try this incredibly a-peeling applesauce!

Mind if we go off the beaten path a bit? Don’t panic!  We’ll still be talking vegetarian and we’ll still be Instant Pot-ting!  I just wanted to share a very quick, easy and nutritious snack/dessert for all ages.  I promise I’ll get back to full-fledged meal components next time. So, growing up in New England,…… Continue reading Please try this incredibly a-peeling applesauce!

This soup is ‘leek’ your lips good!

As a dietitian and a mom, I am constantly trying to find ways to provide my family with excellent nutrition, while at the same time entertaining their taste buds.  Let’s be honest, no matter your age, you aren’t excited to eat something unless it tastes good!  My assessment is that we don’t give ourselves (especially…… Continue reading This soup is ‘leek’ your lips good!

Girl ‘Sprouts’ honor – this recipe is delicious. . .

. . . AND nutritious! It is really interesting how much more you treasure your mother (or parent) after becoming one yourself, and my gratitude towards my own mother is a great example of just that. Somehow, she managed to put dinner on the table every. . . single. . . night of my childhood.…… Continue reading Girl ‘Sprouts’ honor – this recipe is delicious. . .

Where has this soup ‘bean’ all your life?

Seriously!  This soup might just be THE easiest thing you could possibly make in your trusty ole’ Instant Pot® (IP), and it is absolutely delicious!  It is also quite versatile in the way that you serve it.  In fact, the other night, we just decided to throw some over-medium eggs on the top, along with…… Continue reading Where has this soup ‘bean’ all your life?

Please ‘curry’ up and try this dish!

There are certain cultures whose cuisine is well-known for powerful flavor, one of which is the Thai culture. As I’ve previously mentioned, the Instant Pot® (IP) can accomplish the impartment of wonderful flavor in a relatively short amount of time.  So, just like how my pre-IP life was devoid of risotto (please see this previous…… Continue reading Please ‘curry’ up and try this dish!

All hail the quinoa!

Hello, hello!  Excited to share this recipe with you today because the flavors are a bit different than those in previous recipes.  Again, its a really satisfying dish, and fits nicely into a vegetarian (or in our case a ‘Weekday Vegetarian’) lifestyle.  Of course, we’ll be using my trusty Instant Pot® (IP) again!  Hope you enjoy!…… Continue reading All hail the quinoa!

Sweeeeeeeet! (Potatoes, that is)

Good afternoon, all!  The next vegetarian Instant Pot® (IP) recipe I’ll share is one that highlights the sweet potato – a nutritious vegetable that can be prepared in a variety of ways, is quite satisfying, and also happens to be the very first food both of my children tried as they embarked on their journey of…… Continue reading Sweeeeeeeet! (Potatoes, that is)

Let’s give them sorghum to talk about

I recently attended the Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium and was re-introduced to an ingredient I hadn’t heard about since my graduate school days – sorghum (back then, a scientist was using my lab to make beer from sorghum!) Of course, today, I’ll focus on using sorghum within a food context. I’ll discuss sorghum’s health benefits…… Continue reading Let’s give them sorghum to talk about

I know it sounds cheesy, but. . .

. . . this is such a ‘grate’ recipe! Okay – now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, let’s talk about our next vegetarian Instant Pot® (IP) recipe. This dish is delightful and somewhat decadent, so my kiddos know that it’s a ‘sometimes’ food/dish (“only once in a while.”) That being said – it is…… Continue reading I know it sounds cheesy, but. . .