Vietnamese Caramel Pork (The Kids Cook Monday)

Vietnamese Caramel Pork Recipe (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

On our crazy busy weeknights, getting a healthy meal on the table quickly is a big deal, and we get the boys in the kitchen to help. Each one has a job, and they rotate the jobs amongst themselves. One helps with food preparation, one helps with setting the table, one helps with cleaning up… 

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Weekend Gardening: Dandelions (Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae)

Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad Recipe with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae - Andrea Meyers

Dandelions are a wild weed and flower that I have loved since childhood. My sister and I picked them and put the flowers in our hair, and blew the seeds into the wind on hot summer days, watching them float away to land elsewhere and make a new plant. And now I watch my sons… 

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Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Leftovers for breakfast is a time-honored tradition around our house. I usually have some leftover brown rice or quinoa in the refrigerator, plus a few random vegetables from various meals, and the boys and I like to toss some of it together to make healthy breakfast bowls on busy mornings. We just pull everything out… 

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Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Almonds

Browned Butter Gnocchi Recipe with Broccoli and Almonds - Andrea Meyers

Michael and I have long had a fondness for gnocchi. I love the little dumplings and how good they taste with our homemade pesto and other Italian sauces. This recipe that I adapted from Cooking Light adds some broccoli and warm nutty flavor with browned butter. My boys are all broccoli addicts—not a bad thing—so… 

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Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kah Gai)

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup Recipe (Tom Kah Gai) - Andrea Meyers

Spring is almost here. The snow is nearly melted, the ground is starting to soften, and the first crocuses peeped out today, which means it’s about time to get out in our garden and start prepping the spring beds. I have packs of cilantro and dill seeds, two herbs that love cool spring temperatures, plus… 

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Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms

Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy Recipe with Shiitake Mushrooms - Andrea Meyers

My inbox has filled with wonderful, encouraging messages from readers since I wrote last week about my cancer diagnosis and treatment. Thank you for all the love and support. I hope the things I share about food and how it has helped me deal with treatment will help others, whether you are living with cancer… 

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