Turn fresh fruit into Fruit Sushi, a healthy (even protein-packed) school lunch that the kids will love. So fun!
Ever had quinoa gone wrong? Bitter? Hard? Dry? No more. As part of my new video series, How-To Like A Pro, I'm going to show you how to cook quinoa like a pro in 5 easy steps. These new videos are short by design. They give a quick overview of how to cook or prep something like a pro in just a few easy steps. But, of course, you know me: I'll always elaborate a little bit to make sure that you get it just right. Here are a few notes on each quinoa-making step. (more after the jump)
This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It might even be one of my favorite One Hungry Mama recipes ever. It's a beautiful thing when a handful of humble ingredients come together quickly to make something delicious and elegant. And that's exactly what happens with this Berry Almond Breakfast Polenta. One of the things that I love most about polenta is that, despite being nothing more than cornmeal, it feels luxurious. Compared to its down-home American counterpart, oatmeal, polenta is down-right elegant. But don't let that fool you into thinking that it's hard to make or should be kept only as a decadent treat. You can make this quick breakfast just as easily on a rushed weekday morning as you can for a Sunday brunch with friends (who will think you're very fancy). (More after the jump)
A make-ahead breakfast that you can store in the freezer for a nutrient-rich, grab-and-go breakfast.
The Make-Ahead Cook is a comprehensive cookbook which covers 150 make-ahead recipes and make-ahead variations, including this Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad with Lime Vinaigrette. Perfect for summer!
Who doesn't love a fresh loaf of bread? Thanks to The New Artisan Bread it wont take much to make and bake!
This is delicious and, frankly, healthier without the ladles full of melted butter that typically make a biryani sauce saucy.
Enjoy looking at all those pumpkins around your house because, after Thursday, it's a take down. At least it will be on my little patch of Brooklyn. I always leave a few pumpkins uncarved so that I can roast them without having to cut around jagged, shriveled edges or smoky bits blackened by flame. Cooking pumpkin from your jack-o-lantern is not good, but cooking from what I like to call my decorative pumpkins—which, like my decorative pillows, are not to be touched unless I say so—is a good thing. The pumpkin hack begins right after Halloween and continues until they are all gone. This year, I plan on making this Pumpkin and Feta Risotto right away. (more after the jump)
Do you know how many pancake recipes I've posted on One Hungry Mama? A lot. Allow me to demonstrate: Apple Pie Pancakes Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes (gluten-free adaptable) Coconut Quinoa Pancakes (gluten-free) Orange Scented Hazelnut Quinoa Pancakes (gluten-free) Cook's Country Better Than The Box Pancake Mix Coconut-Banana Pancakes Orange Cranberry Spice Pancakes Corn Griddle Cakes with Strawberry Syrup (gluten- and dairy-free adaptable) And this does not include crepes, savory pancakes, Japanese pancakes, potato pancakes, or waffles. Yet for all of these recipes, over all of these years, I have never posted a recipe for perfect, simple, basic pancakes. Until now. (more after the jump)
One of the most common questions about my client practice is how I'm able to work with clients from all around the country. Most people assume that any practice that helps parents fit healthy family eating into their busy lives must include in-person cooking instruction. But the truth is that I don't need to give you cooking lessons to help you become a better home cook. Yes, knife skills help. And, of course, knowing a few proper techniques can ease things along in the kitchen. More importantly, though, anyone at any level of cooking skill can be a confident, healthy home cook. Developing cooking skills is a wonderful way to elevate your home cooking if you're interested in learning technique. But if you're not into cooking, it's just not necessary. I know how busy you are and refuse to tell you that you need to spend your time doing something you don't like in order to feed your family well. Instead, I share a few basic approaches to food. I encourage you to select and practice a few easy techniques. I help you figure out how to select recipes that match your skill and schedule. I guide you towards healthy, whole ingredients that fit your family's taste. And then you get the job done. Because you can. Stir fry is one of my favorite things to teach because it's an easy technique that works for every family. It's fast, simple, and adaptable to nearly any palate. It's a universal family cook lifesaver. And, in true form, though it would be fun to visit your kitchen, I don't need to stand over your shoulder to teach this one. All you have to do is follow my Stir-Fry 101 tutorial. (more after the jump)
Check out the latest installment of my school lunch video series. This week's lunch idea is as good for little ones as it is for big kids, teens, and even grown ups! One of the best parts of my school lunch video series is all the comments I've gotten from high schoolers about wanting more ideas for packed lunches that work for them. How awesome that older kids are looking for healthy lunch options when they can't find them at school? (Very!) Since there was no way I was willing to let my teen fans down, I whipped up some easy-to-pack rice, grain, and pasta lunch bowls. The best part of these is that they work just as well for little kids as they do for big ones. In fact, start packing lunches for work, mamas—these are awesome for grown ups, too. (more after the jump)