About Justine & her Blog
Justine is a winner of Top 25 Foodie Moms - 2013
What's one of the first recipes you taught your kids to make?
One of my son's favorite recipes is one that he created himself: peas with dried cranberries, extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. Do I want to eat this? No, not really. But my son loves this dish—probably i great part because he "created" it—and I'm happy that he's made a real food recipe that satisfies his soul. I think it's important that we let our children discover what tastes good to them (even if it's not something we want to eat!)
What's a delicious no cook recipe?
One of my favorite breakfasts is a parfait that my mom made for us when my sister and I were kids (and my mom was working full-time, in addition to going to school at nights): a bowl of plain yogurt, chopped apples, raisins and sunflowers seeds. It's a wonderful mix of textures and flavors—and is an immensely satisfying way to start the day!
What's a great breakfast for a special occasion?
I'm not a really big breakfast person; I personally like to eat light. But when guests are over and you want to impress, I go for popovers! They look super impressive and elegant, but are actually quite simple. They're loved by kids and adults alike!
What are your favorite blog posts?
Please share a link to a photo of a great birthday cake you made or bought.
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Here's the dinosaur cake I made for my son's 4th birthday. It's made with lots of love, lots of nutritious ingredients...and no artificial colors :-)
What's one of your favorite one-pot recipes? (Soup, casseroles, etc.)
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I love to make vegetable fried rice - and the secret ingredient is cauliflower rice! Using your food processor, you can cut cauliflower super small, so it looks like grains of rice. My whole family loves it, it has tons of veggies, and I cook it all in one big skillet!