Ina Garten’s Lentil soup with sausage

WE LOVED IT, PHOEBE DIDN’T. Such is life, especially when you’ve got a toddler. This lentil soup, originally inspired by the Barefoot Contessa, is a favorite for Paul and me but this time I added a couple of special ingredients: lentils that Paul got from the Salone Del Gusto food festival plus fresh turkey sausage…. 

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7 ways to get toddlers to eat more green vegetables

No thanks

How about eating some veggies? Right. I’M PRETTY SURE THAT getting kids to eat more veggies has been a struggle since the advent of dinner itself.  So when Marie submitted her question—I’d love to get my son Lex (2 years, 2 months) to eat more green foods — broccoli, zucchini, peas, maybe even attempt a… 

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Mark Bittman on what’s wrong with what we eat

IF MY CULINARY HERO has long been Barefoot Contessa, this man is her new competition. Only new to me though. Mark Bittman has been a food columnist for decades, currently employed by an outfit called The New York Times. Here, he speaks to something I’ve been trying not to hear for quite some time: we… 

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Take a bite together

Got a stubborn eater? Or a non-eater? Sometimes (and I do mean sometimes) Phoebe is more willing to take a bite of something if I do the same. I’ll just say, “let’s take a bite together!” and suddenly the idea of a bite just got better. Sometimes.  


Back in action

A three-pack of foodies

We’ve got a new addition here! Estelle Marie was born in February, prompting a multi-month break in the action (as it were, though the site has been in “prep” mode ever since I started it last year…) This means another little mouth to feed soon, which means more material. So without any further delays, here… 

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