Birthday Party Menu

Birthday Party Menu

This is the next post in the Birthday Party series I started earlier this year. In the previous posts I shared some ideas about healthy classroom celebrations and suggested ways to increase variety in snacks served at birthday parties at home. This is an actual menu...
Salmon red pepper skewers

Salmon red pepper skewers

We use wild salmon in this recipe which is typically higher in Omega 3 fatty acids but lower in fat.  This makes it trickier to cook since it dries very quickly. To prevent this, try marinating the fish. Marinating salmon for just 15 minutes adds moisture and...
Homemade fish fingers

Homemade fish fingers

Many parents in my private practice complain that their children do not eat fish in any form.  Apparently, fish is a challenging food for many children, but it is so good for them (and for grown-ups, too) that finding a simple and delicious way to prepare it quickly...
Mushroom pizza

Mushroom pizza

If you have been following this blog for a while you probably already know that everyone in our family loves mushrooms. So it is not a big surprise that mushrooms are the most popular topping for our home-made pizza. Those of you who are intimidated by a prospect of...
Turkey-mushroom meatballs

Turkey-mushroom meatballs

Mushrooms are one of our family's favorite vegetables. Call it a part of the Russian heritage or just a penchant for the easy-to-handle veggies, we tend to add some mushrooms to almost every savory dish we cook. They impart a pleasant "bite" and a distinctive "meaty"...
Veggie-rich Shepherd’s pie

Veggie-rich Shepherd’s pie

Yesterday we had a very chilly and windy day in New York city. I was so cold during the school trip to a farm with my daughter's class that all I could think in the afternoon was curling up on a sofa with a huge cup of tea. As dinner time approached, nothing but...