If I Had to Start from Scratch Feeding My Kids, Here’s What I’d Do

November 5, 2015
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I had my first child 9 years ago. It’s hard to believe she’s halfway to adulthood with her little brother trailing just two and half years behind. I’ve learned a lot about feeding kids both by reading research, talking to parents and simply living the ups and downs. I feel a strange clarity in the […]

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5 Ways to Cultivate an Appreciation of Food in Your Child

October 21, 2015
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Jane was off to college, leaving home for the first time. She found the local grocery store and decided to shop  for food on the weekend to make simple meals. She also stopped during study time to enjoy a meal because it was time to eat. Not only that, she set the table and said […]




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5 Empowering Words that Will Instantly Boost Your Well Being

October 14, 2015
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When I was in my twenties consistently eating healthy was a struggle for me. I always tried to avoid sweet and indulgent foods, only to eventually overindulge in them. Then out of nowhere something strange began to happen: I gave myself permission to eat what I truly wanted. And you know what happened? I didn’t […]

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Dinner Rotation Sept-October

October 6, 2015
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Fall is in full swing. We are actually starting to feel some cool air in the morning here in San Diego. So I’m pulling out soups and stews, like chili, in this rotation. I’m also set on developing a red beans and rice recipe. I’ve decided to make Thursday Stew/Soup night, Friday ethnic (mostly Asian) […]

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7 Ways to Ensure Your Oven Roasted Vegetables Turn out Perfectly

October 1, 2015
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Since becoming more purposeful about my meals, I’ve developed cooking goals. On the back of my meal rotation I write down a particular cooking skill (sautéing, roasting etc.) that needs work. Later, I do some research to find out how I can improve. I was frustrated that oven roasted veggies turned out differently each time […]

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Want to Reform Your Picky Eater? Take Advice from Buddha

September 24, 2015
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I was reading about the latest Picky Eater Project (Can Young Picker Eaters Reform? 10 Rules, and a Plan) on the NY Times Motherlode. If you’re not familiar, Sally Simpson and Natalie Digate Muth help a family struggling with picky eaters. A lot of the rules they put in place are sound and familiar: Eat […]

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Rice Cooker Quinoa with Veggies

September 18, 2015
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Last weekend, I met up with friends to celebrate 20 years since our dietetic internship. I cannot believe it’s been that long. Our internship was in the amazing city of New Orleans. To say we had fun and enjoyed the food culture in New Orleans is an understatement. So it’s no surprise that our California […]




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Science of Mom: Book Review and Giveaway

September 10, 2015
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I still remember what it felt like the year following the birth of my first baby. I  had to make all these important decisions while feeling a kind of tired I had never felt before. I glued myself to Baby Center reading debates about whether or not to let your child cry it out and get vaccines. […]

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Want to Raise a Good Eater? Let Your Child Make These 3 Mistakes

September 3, 2015
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Everywhere I turn, some expert is talking about the problem of over-involved parents. A new book that was recently reviewed on the NY Times, “The Gift of Failure,” explains how children are better off when they can actually make mistakes on their own. Because, well, that’s how they learn. But watching a kid struggle when […]




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Dinner Rotation: August-September

August 28, 2015
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School has started for us and it’s time to tighten up the meal routine. I only made some minor changes to my dinner rotation this time around. In San Diego where I live, it stays hot well into fall. I will add some cold weather food the next time around. Some new faves include pollo […]

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