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Meal Plan / Week 2 April 2019


  This week includes a range of meals, from a kicked-up classic (think tuna melt but toss the tuna and the dairy, add vegan pesto, and presto!) to an elegant salmon prep, easy turkey meatballs and veggie-based entrees. Check out how we creatively use leftovers to produce a second dinner […]

Dairy Free, Recipes

Pesto Chicken Melt


  While perusing “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.” my eyes were drawn to a recipe for “Pesto Tuna Melt”. I started to turn the page, because I wasn’t sure I could get the boys to try canned tuna fish. Just before I moved off the page, I had an […]

Recipes, Sides, Vegan

Scalloped Root Casserole


  This vegan side dish is as tasty as it is beautiful, and as long as you have a mandoline, it’s easy to make. We discovered the recipe in “Mississippi Vegan” by Timothy Pakron, a book we picked up at Omnivore Books in San Francisco. Our boys enjoyed getting to […]

Recipes, Vegan

Curried Scalloped Potatoes


  These scalloped potatoes are rich and delicious, but be warned – they are spicy! The spice is due to inclusion of minced habanero chile. If you appreciate the flavor of a good Jamaican curry but would prefer to have less heat, you can omit the habanero. This recipe was […]

Recipes, Sides, Vegan

Slow-Braised Collard Greens


  Last fall, we committed to taking a more “vegetable-first” approach to our meal planning. This lead us to an incredible bookstore, Omnivore Books, where we picked up three unique and diverse vegan cookbooks. Bryant Terry’s “Afro-Vegan” cookbook has introduced us to African, Caribbean, and American Southern flavors. We’ve had […]

Recipes, Sides

Sweet Potato Chickpea Cakes


  We love sweet potatoes, and we love chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). So when we came across this recipe in Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. we figured it was going to be a winner. They smelled amazing while they were cooking, but the finished cakes looked surprisingly […]

Fish, Recipes

Salmon Roasted in Butter with Dill


  We’re trying to help our sons to love cooked fish as much as they love sushi. Does that sound backward? Living in San Francisco has exposed us to many fantastic options for fresh sushi, and we’ve watched the boys progress from eating bowls of sushi rice and “beans” (e.g. […]


Chipotle Black Bean Burgers


  We’re trying to eat less beef, and fortunately, our sons love black bean burgers. We’re always on the lookout for new variations. We all fell in love with this recipe we discovered in Shalene Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky’s cookbook Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. To make it low-FODMAP […]