The London Food Scene: An “Experience” to Please the Palate

The London food scene has changed a lot since I first started traveling to the UK in the early 90s with my husband, Tim (he was born and raised about an hour outside of the city). Over the years, I’ve eaten plenty of ploughman’s lunches at country pubs, but on a recent trip to London for a food and nutrition conference, I experienced a whole new side of British cuisine.

London Food Scene via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen Nopi #ottolenghi

Today’s London food scene is as much about the experience as it is the food. For me, that experience meant a stop at chef Yotam Ottoleghi’s Nopi restaurant in London’s trendy Soho neighborhood. If you listen to our Cooking with the Moms podcast, you’ll know by now that I’m completely obsessed with all things Ottolenghi, so now I can check Nopi off my bucket list :)

London Food Scene via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen Nopi #ottolenghi

I was joined by my sister, Amy, and my sister-in-law, Karen and together we shared this cheesecake with pickled beetroot, almonds & thyme honey …

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Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl for a Healthy, Fiber-Rich Breakfast or Snack

Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl via Mealmakeovermoms.com/kitchen

Combine frozen raspberries and fresh mango with Greek yogurt and chia seeds for this colorful, healthy, and perfect-for-breakfast-or-snack smoothie bowl. The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage everyone to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, limit calories from added sugar and saturated fats, and reduce sodium intake, and this Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl fits right [more]

Healthy Zucchini Quiche + Finding Common Ground on Diet Advice {Podcast #282}

Quick Zucchini Quiche via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #vegetarian

Eating more plant-based foods and the green light that it’s AOK to include eggs in a healthy, well-balanced diet are two tenants of the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and this healthy Zucchini Quiche fits right in with those diet “dos.” Here at Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen we embrace eating a variety of foods with [more]

Gluten-Free Amaranth Cashew Burfi — A Dessert Makeover {Recipe Redux January Challenge}

Amaranth Cashew Burfi #GlutenFree #Dessert

This Amaranth Cashew Burfi treat is a healthy twist on a traditional Indian dessert. Made with amaranth, cashews, raisins, oats, ground flaxseed, honey, and cardamom, it’s easy to make, vegan, and gluten free. We participate in The Recipe Redux blogger cooking challenge, and this month’s assignment was to pick a new ingredient that you’ve never used before and to [more]

Peanut Power Smoothie Bowl for a Healthy Breakfast

Peanut Power Smoothie Bowl via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #protein #breakfast #SmoothieBowl

Say goodbye to sugar-laden breakfast cereal and try our naturally sweet, protein-filled Peanut Power Smoothie Bowl instead. With 10 grams of protein in every serving (and that’s without the toppings!), you’ll feel energized and nourished as you head off to work or school! Plant based, protein packed, and no added sugar: What more could you [more]

Brighten Up Winter with this Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl

Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl via Mealmakeovermoms.com/kitchen #milk #smoothiebowl #glutenfree

Start your day or satisfy your afternoon snack craving with this calcium-rich Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl made with milk, yogurt, frozen tropical fruit, and unsweetened shredded coconut. Winter has finally kicked in here in New England, so we decided to brighten things up a bit with our Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl! We partnered with New England Dairy [more]

20 Healthy Lentil Recipes + The International Year of Pulses {Podcast #281}

20 Healthy Lentil Recipes / Year of Pulses via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #LovePulses #IYP2016

We love lentils—green, brown, red, Beluga, French green—in soups, stews, and salads, but these little legumes can also star in protein and fiber-filled tacos, “burgers,” and even desserts. These 20 healthy lentil recipes should get you well on your way to loving this petite pulse.  On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, we [more]

Lentil Alphabet Soup — A Classic Makeover of a Kid Favorite

Lentil Alphabet Soup via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #PulseFeast #LovePulses #IYP2016

Vegetarian, vegan, and kid friendly, this Lentil Alphabet Soup is irresistible thanks to the playful pasta, and it’s filled with fiber and protein thanks to the lentils and vegetables. We have no doubt your kids will happily slurp up every last spoonful.  This one pot, savory soup is made with carrots, celery, lentils, and adorable alphabet [more]

Orange Rosemary Quinoa with Beans and Pecans — A Meatless Meal for the New Year

Orange Rosemary Quinoa with Beans and Pecans

If you’ve resolved to eat more meatless meals in the New Year, try this easy-to-prepare quinoa bowl flavored with rosemary and orange zest and filled with dried fruit and protein-powered beans and nuts.  I’m susceptible to food obsessions. This year alone, I’ve obsessed over overnight oats, smoothie bowls, spaghetti squash, cauliflower hacks, and just about anything from the kitchens [more]