Massaged kale recipe with variations

Massaged kale recipe with variations

I wrote this post for Stone Soup, the blog of Food and Nutrition Magazine. This recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare kale so I could not resist republishing it on my website. I discovered kale a few years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite vegetables...
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...
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"...
Asparagus soup

Asparagus soup

Asparagus season is finally here! Nothing says "spring" to me as a bunch of green spears fresh from the farmers' market. The girls were so excited to bring them home (mainly because I made a really big deal out of finding them on the market), that they demanded that...
Stir-fried tofu with mushrooms and celery

Stir-fried tofu with mushrooms and celery

  If your family does not like tofu, you should definitely try this recipe. So far everyone who tried it became converted into a tofu-lover. And in case you wondered if tofu was good for you, here are some of the benefits: tofu is very rich in iron, providing...
Tomato soup with zucchini pancakes

Tomato soup with zucchini pancakes

Zucchini is in season! Just grabbed some on our local farmers' market and decided to make some yummy zucchini pancakes which take only a couple of minutes to prepare. Light zucchini pancakes serves 4-6 1lb zucchini (about 2 large) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 egg 2...
Sneaking Veggies the Smart Way

Sneaking Veggies the Smart Way

According to a research study published in April 2011 in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, adding pureed vegetables to dishes such as casserole or macaroni and cheese results in reduced caloric intake and increased nutritive value of meals. And while this can be a great weight management technique for grown ups, when playing a “sneaky chief” with kids ‘meals, it is best to play fair.

Fast and easy nori-salmon sticks

Fast and easy nori-salmon sticks

Weeknight dinners can be a challenge. Especially when both parents are working, kids' schedules are jam-packed with activities and the convenience of a take-away is so tempting. But wait before you pick up the phone: I am starting a series of 20 minute dinner recipes....