I'm a contributing digital editor at Travel + Leisure and a freelance food, travel, culture, health, and lifestyle writer who has contributed to Lucky Peach, New York, Fast Company, and Salon, among other print and online publications. I'm also a contributing editor at the James Beard Foundation ...
I love movie theater popcorn. There’s something about the enormity of it, the sheer thrill of sitting down with a tub of popcorn as big as your torso and munching on it mindlessly for 2 hours straight. Seriously: is there any other snack we can eat in such insane volume without feeling like we’re breaking a social taboo? But I don’t get to the movies that often, and I’m not a fan of pre-packaged microwave popcorn.
You’d think it’d be easy for us. All day long my colleague Rhoda Boone and I think about food. We read cookbooks, discuss recipes, debate the best way to cut cucumbers, and figure out how to make chicken tikka masala in less than 22 minutes. Yet every night when we go home to our families, we face the same time-honored dilemma every parent does: how to get a healthy, delicious meal that everybody likes on the table. Without going crazy. So how do we do it? Well, we don’t always—nobody always does.
Small Plates is where Epicurious dishes on cooking for families and kids. Nothing makes you feel like the organized, unflappable mom you always imagined you'd be before actually having kids like pulling a delicious, healthy, ready-to-eat meal out of your freezer on a weeknight. "Look at me," you'll say to nobody as you pull the now-hot freezer meal out of the oven. "I'm always thinking ahead and never forget to feed my children!" Ready to try it? You've got two options.
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