Pasta and Noodle Lunchbox Roundup

Pasta and Noodle Lunchbox Roundup

This post opens a series of lunchbox roundups that will feature different types of lunchboxes I pack for my daughters and post almost daily on my  Pinterest and Facebook pages. My kids, like many others, love pasta and noodles, so they make a frequent appearance on...
Super easy lentil kale soup

Super easy lentil kale soup

Lentil soup appears on our family’s dinner table at least once a week. It is hard to imagine that I did not know lentils existed until about 10 years ago. Once a staple food and one of the main export crops, lentils became a forgotten ingredient in Russian...
Zu-canoes at the farmers market

Zu-canoes at the farmers market

Cooking demos at the local farmers’ market are some of my most favorite things to do. If we were not away for a big chunk of the summer I would have been spending every Saturday here, chatting with friends and strangers and sharing some yummy food we made. Since...
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...
Avocado sushi rolls

Avocado sushi rolls

  Making your very own avocado sushi rolls at home is super-easy once you get the intricacies of cooking the sushi rice. It is also a great way to engage your kids in the kitchen. The rolls make a simple and nutritious lunch or afterschool snack (my 7 year old...
Sample lunchbox menus

Sample lunchbox menus

    Here are some examples of what a balanced lunch may look like. Occasional treats like chips and cookies can certainly be a part of a healthy lunch if the serving sizes are reasonably small, so that your child is still hungry even if he eats them first. ...