Eat Your Vegetables

Celebrating sweet potatoes

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/oct/15/280600/ October is pretty tuber-tubular, according to the local farm set. A group of area farmers, foodies, restaurants and stores have banded together to make October “Celebrate Sweet Potatoes” month in Lawrence, even going so far as getting the City Commission to give the orange spud its own month. The ...

A simple, hearty, handheld meal

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/oct/07/280132/ Life with a new baby is always a lot harder than you’d think it would be, even when you’ve already been through the ringer as a new parent before. It’s kind of funny, actually, that an infant that sleeps for 20 hours a day could take up so much ...

A twist on ratatouille

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/01/278309/ October is a strange time of year if you eat seasonally. It’s easy to want the best of both worlds — the taste of summer to go along with the sort of warm comfort food that sounds so fantastic when a chill comes to the air. Luckily, there are ...

A burrito in a casserole dish

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/22/277874/ Honestly, I hate casseroles. I don’t know if it’s the word I don’t like or if I just had a gag reflex to tuna casserole as a child. No idea. I just know that most of the time when something is called a “casserole” I immediately get anxious and ...

Turn a BLT into an addicting AST

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/22/277873/ Confession time: If you follow me on Twitter (@shhenning), you might already know that I’m pregnant. And probably going to have another kid just about any second now. In any case, as most of you know, pregnancy often comes with its fair share of cravings. In fact, if you ...

The tale of the Thai dragon peppers

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/22/277872/ I’m the garden planner in the family, but this year, the hubby made a special request after spotting the tag of a transplant at Vinland Valley Nursery: a Thai dragon pepper. Though the name alone was enough to conjure visions of our family turning into a clan of fire-breathing ...

Chocolate zucchini muffins for the lunchbox

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/17/277701/ I’ve started making the kiddo’s lunches for kindergarten, and, as any parent (or just anyone who has ever packed a sack lunch) knows, it’s sometimes difficult to make sure you’re including the right amount of food. Too much and it’s a waste, too little and lunch ends with your ...

Lunchbox ideas

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/13/277523/ The kiddo has been talking about bringing his lunch to school for more than a year. In the days before he started preschool, he asked if this is the year he could bring his lunch. We said no (because of school policy), but that he could bring his lunch ...

Turning tomatillos into salsa verde

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/29/277026/ Recently at the [Lawrence Farmers' Market][1], my husband spotted some great-looking tomatillos — those little green husk tomatoes that add tart and tang wherever they go. We immediately scooped them up and begun to make plans for salsa verde. If you've never made green salsa at home, it's actually ...

When life gives you bananas, you make muffins

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/23/276677/ We buy a LOT of bananas. We use at least two a day in the morning smoothie that the kiddo and I share. Plus they're perfect for pre-workout snacks, after-school snacks and [banana ice soft serve][1] for dessert. But, sometimes, just like any other family, we miss the mark ...

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