Archive | May, 2010

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

What a beautiful day in San Diego. Blue skies, warm temperatures, I can’t think of a better way to honor the soldiers who fought for this beautiful country. For Memorial Day, my husband took our two boys along with hundreds of other Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to the National Cemetery at Fort Rosecrans. They […]

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Eggplant with Cheese & Shrimp

I love appetizers. When I go to a party with a heck of an appetizer spread, I go to town. In fact, I prefer appetizers to dinner. I often skip dinner because I stuffed myself with so many delicious starters. I definitely think the Spanish got it right with their Tapas spread. Just hang out […]

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Pork Milanese

Maybe it’s the summer bug, maybe I’m just tired, or maybe it’s just being a mom of three that I find myself dreading the dinner hour. It looms there in the morning when I wake up. “Laura, defrost some of that great meat that you bought on sale sitting in the freezer.” I always convince […]

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Nutrition Maximized

by Apameh Bashar RD, CNSD As parents we look for ways to make sure our kids eat a healthy balanced diet. This becomes problematic when children are picky eaters and may not meet their nutrient needs for the day. There are easy ways to fortify foods so children receive optimal calories, protein, vitamins, minerals and […]

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars with Ginger Icing

Well, it’s been a valiant battle, but the kids finally got me sick. Whether it’s having a thumb-sucking preschooler in the house or just bad luck, my family of five has been battling cold after cold, croup to strep throat, this whole school year. I finally joined my kids in counting down the final days […]

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Nutrition Made Simple

I am happy to report that Family Spice is a contributor for Foodbuzz’s new health and fitness section, Healthbuzz. So look for great fitness articles from our certified personal trainer, Hengameh, and nutrition articles from our registered dietitian, Apameh. This week, Apameh is focusing on simplifying how to make nutritious meal choices. Many families think […]

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Mud Pie

Kids are funny when it comes to their birthday’s. I do not pride myself to be a professional cake decorator and as the boys are getting bigger, they want to move on from the cutesy cake pans. My young professor turned 9 last month. And for our family birthday party I was looking for inspiration […]

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Shrimp & Crab Louis Salad

Spring fever has hit my house. And I’m not talking about the strep throat that two out of three kids have contracted! I’m talking about that I-don’t-want-to-go-to-school-feeling, or in my case, I-don’t-want-to-cook-feeling! I found myself at the grocery store last week pondering what to do for dinner. I had NO DESIRE to cook. I just […]

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