Hello, and welcome to A Family That Eats Together! As the name suggests, this blog is about all things food and family.
I am a mother of two young children, a former cookbook/book editor, and a self-proclaimed foodie. My first love is baking, but my move to NYC for graduate school, meeting my Australian husband (who is an amazing cook), and my career in lifestyle books fostered a deep love for cooking to nurture and for health.
We primarily cook vegetarian food, and so that is the majority of the recipes you will find here. But meat is not on the chopping block, so to speak. We enjoy it in moderation, as we do most things.
Our food and recipes are not “kid-friendly” in the sense that we do not modify what we eat for the assumption that our kids can’t handle it. We take their preferences into account and offer other options when something is a solid “no” for them. (Our oldest has a weird dislike for potatoes–I say weird because, HOW?! How do you not like potatoes?! Anyway, I digress.) We serve a wide variety of foods, and we do not pressure them to eat anything they don’t want to eat. (Note that I recognize we are fortunate that our kids are as adventurous and open-minded eaters as they are.)
I will also share projects and products* for kids/families that I have tried and loved. My hope for this blog is that it will be a tool to bring families together around the dinner table, communing over delicious food and learning together. With that in mind, I will also share tips for where toddlers and young children can help with recipes. As with anything, I believe that when we give kids the opportunity to help and take ownership over day-to-day experiences, it benefits everyone.
So, there it is. There’s my spiel. Come along with us on this journey!
*DISCLAIMER: Please note that any links to products may earn me a small commission if you make a purchase using said link. I never recommend anything I wouldn’t buy myself or have bought myself.