Making Changes, Easier Said Than Done

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If I didn’t have a degree in nutrition, I would be so confused about what to feed my kids.  In the past month, I have read articles on the evils of sugar, the overconsumption of sodium, certain death from read meat, and poisoning kids with school lunch. What’s a parent to believe? What’s left to… Read more »

Homage to the Lowly Potato

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I pay my respects to the most popular vegetable in Ireland, the potato. In the US, we treat the potato as a criminal, contributing to the degradation of the American diet and, single-handedly, fattening our children.  In Ireland, during the late-1700’s, the potato was lauded for its ability to… Read more »

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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I wish we could do what they do in Katroo. They sure know how to say “Happy Birthday to You!” (Book by Dr Suess) You may question what Dr. Seuss has to do with Family Table Tuesdays, unless you have really paid close attention to the works of the icon of children’s literature.  Although I… Read more »

Fish on Fridays Respecting Religions

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Living in the Bible Belt, I am surrounded by families who practice special dietary practices during Lent.  I have planned menus for a variety of institutions, all of which include fish or meatless entrees on Friday. The season of Lent compelled me to write this blog, but Catholics and other Christians are not the only… Read more »

Big Game Parties

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I’m not a football fan, mostly because I hate to watch people hurt one another intentionally.  I will, however, join my family for the festivities and food next Sunday.  It may not be family table time, but it will be a time of sharing food and fellowship with family. For kids who are raised to… Read more »

Crock Pot Crazy

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Crock Pots have made such a big come back that I see a new recipe pop up every few days in some form of media.  Oddly enough, microwaves were invented and sold for home use before crock pots.  They must have been too expensive for my family, because I remember when crock pots hit the… Read more »