We’re calling it now—pumpkin bread is the new banana bread. And besides the fact that it is a delicious fall treat, the beta-carotene in pumpkin (converted to Vitamin A in the body) is a true powerhouse vitamin. It boosts the immune system, promotes eye health and helps prevents sun damage! We love the recipe below from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano because it uses ingredients you probably already have and is simple, making it a great activity to do with kids.
Trying to change up your Taco Tuesday routine? Try these salmon tacos from a mom who is crushing dinner time these days!!
Need some ideas for your 4th of July menu? These options include something for everyone, from festive cocktails to savory sides. Hope everyone has a happy—and healthy—holiday this year.
Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids can get in on this 4th of July? Try these patriotic marshmallows! There are only 3 ingredients… and they’re super simple!
Paella is a simple, one-pot crowd-pleaser that looks and tastes exotic. Toss up an arugula salad with a lemony vinaigrette and dinner is done! Make a vegetarian version by substituting extra firm tofu for the sausage and seafood. Enjoy this delicious recipe from nutritionist, Dana White!
We may be missing our favorite margs at our favorite Mexican spot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our favorite foodie holiday at home! We’ve rounded up some yummy taco, enchilada, veggie sides, guac, dessert—and yes, margarita—recipes from around the web. And most of them use ingredients that are hopefully already in your fridge and pantry. Enjoy and don’t forget to buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurants (Mexican or not!) to support your local businesses during this time!
Happy Mother’s Day to you! Though you may not be doing all the things you normally do to celebrate, check out these local food, fashion and feel good special offers for YOU-and the moms you love!
Since none of us moms are going to a spa or nice restaurant for Mother’s Day this year, bring that spa-like healthy and delicious food to your home/someone you love! This full menu of recipes from Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Westport Mom, Robin Barrie...
This Mother’s Day, lets raise a glass to all of the Mom’s out there, including us! We’ve become teacher’s, entertainers, chef’s, house cleaners and everything else our families have needed during this quarantine. Treat yourself with this tasty drink (and maybe breakfast in bed with these pancakes!) from NuKitchens, a local family-owned kitchen design company that knows how important a mom and her kitchen truly are!
Anyone else feel like their kids are snacking *constantly* these days? We have a new recipe for you to try this week! These Soft & Doughy Protein Pretzels take just 25-minutes to make, and are full of protein and fiber!YUM!
Have you run out of your favorite salad dressing? Do not fear! Rinse out the bottle and fill it back up with this recipe instead! It’s simple, delicious AND likely healthier than the one you bought from the store! And try It on this easy and foolproof bean and avocado salad, perfect for any lunch or dinner!
As we spend more time at home doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus, many of us are cooking regularly—for stress relief, because restaurants may be closing, and because, well, we’re home. But once our stock of fresh fruits and veggies dwindles, that doesn’t mean we have to resort to plain canned soup or rice and beans. Here are 12 delicious pantry recipes you’ll want to keeping making well after coronavirus is behind us!
During these times, nothing gets us through like sweet treats – and baking! Check out this delicious – and easy – flourless peanut butter cookie recipe from Dana White!!
Meatballs are one of those go-to meals that every mom needs in her tool bag. Not only do kids love them as much as adults, but they can be customized to everyone’s preference and dietary restrictions. Celiac disease? Use gluten-free breadcrumbs. Trying to limit white carbs? Put over spaghetti squash noodles or chickpea pasta. Don’t have time to cook? Use your slow cooker, or make a big batch and freeze for a later meal. This Whole 30-approved version comes straight from Whole 30 founder Melissa Urban!
Celebrate 1 Year with Mystic Market Westport! If you have 3 minutes, take a short survey providing feedback and you will get $5 off your next order! THANK YOU in advance!
As we all try to be a bit healthier with the New Year, check out this “Keto” friendly nachos recipe from one of our local mom contributors, Sara Hood!
If you like New York bagels, Shark Tank and/or kick-ass women entrepreneurs, Elyse is your girl! Amidst careers in finance, she and her husband Nick spent years brainstorming business ideas until one day they decided to pursue the idea of creating and selling pre-filled on-the-go bagels, and their dreams became a reality! Enter Bantam Bagels! Over the last 6 years, Elyse (and her husband) built their company (starting with a small shop on Bleecker St), had 2 boys, moved to Westport and traveled an amazing journey. After pitching their company on Shark Tank (very pregnant no less), the company truly took off, and they’ve never looked back! Bantam Bagels are now a staple across Starbucks, most grocery stores nationwide, and of course millions of households! Fun facts – Elyse doesnt leave her house without lipstick, still eats bagels every morning, and shares that her husband remains her greatest source of inspiration! We are so lucky to have you in our community, and are going out to buy bagels NOW! Thanks for changing the way we do breakfast!!
Make it a Market-Made holiday with all the delicious fixings for a perfect holiday spread. Check out Mystic Market’s Holiday Menus and place your order today!
If you are looking for a delicious – and relatively easy – holiday dinner that will please the family – or even a larger group, check out this short rib hit from The Home Cook CT’s, Stephanie Berghoff! A Westport mom of two, Stephanie turned back to her love for all things food and cooking a year ago and cooks for families in the area weekly!
For a fun holiday cocktail (or mocktail), check out the below recipe from Katie of Katie’s Kitchen, a local caterer not to be missed!