Month: January 2016

BABY GRANOLA BARS

Here’s a nice weekend recipe for the little ones. These granola bars are easy and simple so a great one to make with a 3 year old sous chef/baker like I had a few weekends ago. My youngest is 11 months old so he’s loves eating finger foods and snacks. Between him and my 3 year old it’s a constant chase to stock up on healthy snack options. As a working mom I definitely don’t mind the convenience of Cheerios, yogurt melts, baby mum mums etc. but once in a while (usually the weekends) I go through a fit of making a batch of homemade ones likes these easy granola bars. My eldest loves helping me in the kitchen so its so much fun to see him get excited about checking on our baked goodies to see they’re ready. And the aroma that fills the house … mmm. The recipe I used for these Baby Granola Bars are from WholesomeBabyfood. They happen to be vegan, for those of you who are looking for eggless recipes. My eldest was …

TAKOYAKI (Japanese octopus snack)

  One of my favorite things to do when we lived in NYC was to head over to St. Marks to enjoy homey Japanese food. I’m not talking about fancy sushi, but food your mama made (if she were Japanese) and street food you would find in Japan. There was a tiny little hole in the wall kitchen (small spaces somehow make legit street food, am I right??) that made Takoyaki and Yakisoba – which are Japanese snack foods. There’s no room to sit so you just stand outside or score a seat on the tiny bench on the sidewalk to slurp down the Takoyaki without burning your mouth while listening to Japanese hip hop streaming out of the kitchen. Just writing about this takes me back and is making my mouth water! This is one of those things that is BEST eaten fresh off the griddle. I crave this delicious snack often and since we’ve moved to the Bay Area we haven’t found a place close enough that makes these to satisfy my Takoyaki tooth. So for Christmas …