Study Says Home-Cooked Meals Burden Working Mothers. What Can We Do About It?

If you were a child in the 1970s, you’ll remember the lyrics to the Enjoli perfume commercial: "I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan." But in reality, it’s hard enough to work to earn a living and put healthy meals on the table, even without the smelling good and looking sexy. ...more
For moms like me who like to cook, it's not an issue really. I think the bigger issue is moms ... more

Vocation: Traffic Building: Using the Latest Social Tools

Stephanie: I'm a social media consultant. In terms of traffic, Pinterest has really helped my blog, Facebook is good, and Stumbleupon is also giving me strong traffic. Jeanette: I was recently named #1 in circle of moms. My biggest source of traffic is Pinterest, I'm getting twice as much in Stumbleupon as Facebook. ...more
Ditto Kalyn - thank you for doing an incredible job! more

Create a Pinterest App for the Facebook Timeline - UPDATE

Editors note, April 10, 2012:...more
Thanks for this easy to follow post! Just added it to my FB page. more

Jeremy Lin: What He Means to Asians, Athletes, and Dreamers

I’ve been watching the whole Linsanity phenomenon with a mixture of exhilaration and anxiety. While I don’t generally follow basketball, I am certain that Linsanity means something—to Asian Americans, to the world of sports, to anyone who’s ever had a dream and been told no. I watch and follow and devour any analysis, because Lin is part of my community — I am, like Jeremy Lin, a second generation Taiwanese American, raised in Silicon Valley by engineers....more
I hope that Jeremy Lin will help break the stereotypes that exist in our culture about Asian ... more

Prominent Food Blogger Discovers Plagiarized Ebook

The constant war against content scrapers and plagiarism on the web has become a standard annoyance for food bloggers, whether they have large or small readerships. But this week, Elise Bauer of the popular food blog Simply Recipes (which is a member of the BlogHer Publishing Network) discovered a new twist on the phenomenon: an ebook "author" had stolen pasta recipes and photos from her site and repackaged them for sale via's Kindle Store....more
It is incredible that someone is so gutsy to steal content and publish it as their own in a ... more

Back to School Baking: Send Them to School with Healthy, Yummy Treats!

I rarely buy packaged snacks for my kids. They are generally not good for their health, our grocery budget or the environment. Instead we buy things in bulk and package them up in reusable containers, and I bake healthy – or healthier – treats for them to take to school. That way I know exactly what they’re eating, while at the same time teaching them to be eco-conscious and saving a lot of money....more
Great roundup of healthy school treats - going to check these all out! more

Making Chinese Moon Cakes with “A Tiger in the Kitchen”

Monday, September 12 marks the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a celebration of the harvest for Chinese around the world, as well as many other Asian cultures. It's a holiday rooted in folklore and history, but for many Chinese Americans, it's all about the moon cakes. In my experience, these dense, sweet pastries come from a tin or a Chinese bakery. I don’t know any Chinese Americans who make them from scratch anymore—they are intricate, labor intensive, and who has the time?...more
My mom makes her own mooncakes and it is very time consuming. I think making foods from your ... more

Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free Vegan Coconut Pineapple Scones

I am so pleased to be participating in this month's Gluten Free Ratio Rally, founded by Shauna from the Gluten Free Girl, and hosted this month by Lauren of Celiac Teen....more
Thanks Butterfly Lady! more

Cold Sesame Noodles from Jeanette's Healthy Living

In most of the northern hemisphere, the weather is really heating up. Cold noodle dishes are one of my favorite things to eat when it's steamy hot outside, and these Sesame Noodles from Jeanette's Healthy Living have black soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds, plus just the right amount of thinly sliced vegetables. ...more

Thanks for featuring my cold sesame noodles - we eat a lot of cold noodles during the ... more

Skip the Beef and Try Some Vegetarian Burgers

Burgers can be the perfect easy-to-make summer party food, but nowdays many of us who aren't actually vegetarians are realizing that eating more plants and less meat is a good thing. For anyone trying to eat more veggies, here are ten delicious burger options which don't include meat. ...more

Kalyn, what a nice roundup of vegetarian burgers just in time for the hot weather. These all ... more