Garlicky Veggie Stew with Rice

I have to admit something: I’m not great about eating my veggies. I make my kids eat them, sure, but too often I don’t eat my own. It’s easier than it sounds–I don’t eat breakfast until my kids are at school, and they’re usually away for lunch, too. At dinner, I’ll eat a kid-size serving of whatever veggie I’m serving but it isn’t nearly enough.

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Nursery Rhymes Go Modern

*Note: If you’ve ever looked up the backstories of nursery rhymes, they’re often quite serious, political, or even tragic. I’ve followed that model here. Somewhat.mother hubbard

Not only is Old Mother Hubbard in great shape (she does Pilates and eats Paleo), but she is tech savvy and a big fan of her friend, Alexa. Thankfully, her job in the tech industry treated her well and she’s able to afford a few luxuries, even in her golden years, including premium dog treats for her faithful labrador, Lucille Ball. She is a crusader for animal rights. Continue reading → Nursery Rhymes Go Modern

Sam Hosts a Cooking Show

My son and I really enjoy cooking together–and we especially like baking. We also enjoy cooking and baking shows, and he’s developed quite an interest in being on TV. Lately, he’s taken to standing in front of the fireplace and telling me he’s doing his fireplace show, which consists of him telling me about anything that’s on his mind from the itty bitty stage that is the hearth. Thus, I decided it would be fun to shoot a cooking show–or, as he preferred, a baking show. Which is really easier for kids because the prep part rarely involves heat or anything sharp.

So here’s our first, rickety, badly filmed shot at making a baking show. He absolutely loved it (though his sister, as you might hear from her commentary in the background, was not entirely thrilled to be working behind the camera), and we are absolutely going to do it again–especially since I’ve now learned how to focus the camera properly and use iMovie and all that.

Here’s the recipe we’re going over in the show. It’s a very healthy cracker recipe, and I’ve got some tweaks from Sam’s instructions–it’s actually better in the blender, and we got a little hectic toward the end there and somewhat underbaked two of the trays, plus this recipe includes the granulated garlic. Continue reading → Sam Hosts a Cooking Show