Category Archives: Food

Baby Says Yum: Breakfast Egg Paratha

Egg Paratha

  A Tortilla meets a Croissant… A paratha is a flaky unleavened flatbread from the Indian subcontinent. You’ve probably seen them at your favorite Indian restaurant. They can be eaten plain, or flavored and they are often stuffed with a vegetable mix of sort, such as mashed peas and potatoes. When pan fried in a…

Don’t let the hanger set in!


Got home late from work to find a relatively barren fridge. I knew I was in trouble when I closed to fridge door, only to see pained look of despair in my wife’s eyes: hunger had clearly set in and she was quickly moving towards hanger. Did I mention she was also 10 weeks pregnant?…

My toddler has designed her own aromatherapy


When I cook or go to the grocery store I like to make the munchkin smell the various ingredients, especially herbs and spices. So there we were at the grocery store yesterday doing some weekend grocery shopping. She is comfortably seated in the shopping cart. I pick out a nice bunch of mint and stuck…

Baby Says Yum: Nordstrom Basil Tomato Soup

Norstrom Basil Tomato Soup

A good batch of soup is relatively quick an easy to make, even on a weekday after work. This classic dish, as popular perhaps as the Nieman Marcus Cookies, does not come with a silly story that its secret recipe was divulged by jilted customers.

Baby says Yum: Roasted Chicken And Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash and Chicken Soup

I’m always on the look out for good meals that can be executed in a reasonable amount of time after coming home from. The following is a great winter comfort food dish adapted from a Blake Royer (of the Paupered Chef) recipe for Serious Eats. It quite easy to make and does not require much attention….

Baby Says Yum: Risotto with Roasted and Sun-dried Tomatoes


Savory and delicious. via I recently discovered Nick’s great cooking blog from a guy’s point of view, Macheesmo. The recipes are interesting and the whole atmosphere is a lot of fun. His step-by-step photos of the recipes are both entertaining and instructive. We love risotto in our house, including the little one. Risotto is…

Baby says Yum: Easy Bulgur


Each time I make bulgur at home, it’s usually finished by the time I get around to taking any pictures. The bulgur below is pretty simple, but it’s easy to make, very tasty and can be eaten hot or at room temperature. The bulgur has a mellow nutty flavor and is moist and savory.

Baby says Yum: Pasta alla Norma

Pasta All Norma

Our toddler is quite the pasta lover, so it was not a stretch for her to like this dish. When I was kid, I found the look and texture of eggplant kind of creepy, especially when halved and baked (made think of jelly fish). In this dish, the eggplant is peeled and diced in bite sizes so it becomes creamy and full of flavor.

Baby says Yum: Chickpea Ratatouille

Chickpea ratatouille

We love to introduce new and interesting flavors and textures to our toddler’s palate and, although she’s not old enough to make the connection with the Disney movie (yet), my little munchkin loooves this simple recipe for Ratatouille with Chickpeas. It’s delicious, nutritious and easy to eat …

Sous-vide Turkey: how’s this for a non-traditional thanksgiving?


First, after chop­ping off the joints to expose the two bones inside the wing, we cure the turkey wing seg­ments in a dry rub of salt and sugar for 24 hours. The turkey wing as it cures in the sous vide bag. After a day of cur­ing, we rinse the cure off of the wing and…