Last week there was a day when I wasn’t sure if I had enough ingredients to make dinner, but I really didn’t want to go to the store with two little munchkins. So I got creative and made homemade spaghetti sauce for the first time. I had pasta, meatballs, canned tomatoes and frozen veggies at… Continue reading Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Last week my sister Marianne and her cute little family came to visit for my daughter Elena’s fourth birthday. It was so nice to see them! I have mostly lived away from family during my marriage, and now my sister is a 3 hour drive away. Yay! Many more get-togethers to come. One night for… Continue reading Summer Kababs
I love sauces. I mean when you can’t eat meat and cheese, flavoring your food can go a long way to make a meal enjoyable. As someone with a milder case of PKU, I sometimes don’t even think about the Phe in sauces and seasonings. But I know many people have to count things like… Continue reading Phe in Sauces
I thought I’d try making these again. I used zucchini this time. Also, I asked on facebook what people like to put in their stuffed peppers, and it occurred to me that the sauce is maybe what makes the difference. I decided to try an Old El Paso sauce. I chose Roasted Tomato and really… Continue reading Stuffed Peppers again
You may be thinking that was a typo. But no, I meant, “protein cooking,” not, “Low-protein cooking.” Because, for many of us, we are not living our PKU life in isolation, we are a part of a family! We often end up cooking protein and low-protein food side by side. Growing up I am sure… Continue reading Protein Cooking
This Saturday I went to an awesome event hosted by my PKU clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, sponsored by BioMarin Pharmeceutical Inc. It was held in a cooking studio called AndyFood. There were a couple presentations followed by a cooking workshop by Chef Andy Broder. I learned some interesting things, got inspired about cooking and met… Continue reading Creative Cooking for PKU Families Event
Ok I am so excited about this! Lately I have been getting more into cooking. In the past it has been a little stressful for me. This is probably partly because I didn’t have much practice — I simply hadn’t developed the skill very much. But for the most part I think it’s because I was… Continue reading Zucchini Stroganoff – cooking success!