My Week in Food

Beautiful Breakfast

Started the week off with a toast party in honor of the dad in the house. Mr. Mom’s Kitchen was gifted a shiny new toaster for Father’s Day, so we felt obliged to break it in. Not exactly a new surfboard, but it does make some killer toast.

Waffles with Yogurt and Blackberries

Breakfast for a crowd the following morning involved Marion Cunningham’s Whole Wheat Waffles accompanied by gently stewed blackberries and Greek yogurt. The leftovers went into the freezer for, what else?  Toaster waffles.

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My Aunt Nina unearthed this ruffled, floor-length apron in her attic and mailed it cross country. Sewn by my mom circa 1975,  I do believe she sewed Easter dresses for my sister and me using the same pattern, only the fabric was upholstery-weight and bright green. Gotta love the 70s.

Summer Panzanella Salad

Giving my long-time lunch salad staple (carrots/fennel/arugula/Parmesan) a seasonal upgrade. This Summer Panzanella number nourished me (and the kids) all week: mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, and baguette roughly torn and toasted. Oil, vinegar, salt, pepper. Done.

Beet and Brown Rice Sliders

After deciding she wanted to make dinner one night, I was surprised when Rosie settled on Beet and Brown Rice Sliders from the Dinnertime Survival Guide. There was sibling suspicion at the table when the burgers arrived, but not a crumb remained from the serving plate. Success!

Tiny Cheese Course

More kid cooking here: a mini cheese course instead of dessert one night. Crackers, berries, and an egg cup of honey accompanied the cheese.

Turmeric Cilantro Marinated Chicken / MOMS KITCHEN HANDBOOK

Fired up the grill for Yummy Supper’s killer Turmeric Chicken one balmy evening. I doubled the lemongrass/garlic/turmeric/cilantro marinade and slathered it on a whole chicken instead of a mess of wings. Tippy tops.


A blog post worth reading from pediatric nutrition expert, Jill Castle, on the importance of trusting your child to eat and eat well. You’ll find that here.

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Calling all Pinterest Junkies: I partnered with the California Walnut Board on a Pinterest Party. Check it out here to win cash and other goodies. You can find five of my favorite walnut recipes there and add them to your boards.

Props!I’ve got a soft spot for a good sidewalk sale and couldn’t pass on these goodies. I’m a little bit in love with that sweet linen, but do wonder what’s a girl to do with a lone napkin. Dinner for one?

How was your Week in Food?


06.22.2014 at4:49 AM #


You should add Brendan Brazier’s new cook book Thrive to your list of worthwhile reads. His introduction is a very compelling personal story about what plant based eating has done for him, and the recipes and photos in the book are absolutely stunning. I never would have thought kale could look so good. P.s I am not affiliated with him in any way.

06.22.2014 at4:49 AM #

Katie Morford

Thanks for the tip, Jacqueline. I love getting suggestions like that. I’ve read about Thrive, but haven’t seen it yet. I will have to get my hands on a copy.

06.22.2014 at9:16 AM #

Meg Hart

Great post Katie! So many inspirations from the salad to the burgers to the chicken. I’ve been unstuck from my rut! Happy Solstice.

06.22.2014 at9:16 AM #

Katie Morford

Happy to be of service 🙂

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