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Toddler-Approved Veggies: Roasted Beet and Broccoli Slaw

We’ll complete BabyC’s series of veggie recipes (see kale and carrots for more) this week with my favorite – a roasted beet and broccoli slaw.

This recipe comes from Alton Brown’s I’m Just Here for the Food. Like the carrot salad, it features grated veggies, and this presentation seems to appeal to my toddler. We’ve been inundated with beets around here. This salad turned out to be my favorite beet recipe this season. It calls for broccoli stems, which is awesome since I occasionally throw away the stems in favor of the prettier florets. The truth is that the broccoli in this salad is totally overwhelmed by the beets in both color and taste. That’s not a bad thing if you’re feeding kids that are suspicious of green color and bitter taste. The broccoli does add a nice crunch, and of course, great nutritional value. Read more

Shareworthy Recipe: Israeli Couscous and Mushroom Pilaf

I’m still trying to figure out exactly what I want the ScienceofMom blog to be.  Is it a science blog?  Not completely.  A mommy blog?  I want it to be more…   A food blog?  Sort of, if baby food counts.  I don’t want it to be too scattered, but I’m finding that my readers are responding to all of these things, at least so far.  So maybe some balance is good.  Besides, I’m still trying to finish up that last research paper, so I haven’t had much time to work on sciency posts.

If I was going to have a food blog, it would probably focus on easy, healthy ways to prepare local food. These days, I don’t tackle anything in the kitchen unless it is simple enough that I can do it while a baby crawls around my feet, steals my kitchen utensils, and otherwise distracts me every two minutes.  Read more