Winter Vegetable and Ricotta Tartines
















Sometimes three simple words can evoke complete stress in a busy mom. The seemingly innocent question, “What’s for dinner?” can send us into seculsion, kick in our flight or flight instinct, or simply make a single drop of sweat, trickle aimlessly from our brow. Now let’s add summer heat to the mix. Okay….run.
But these three simple words need not distress. Making Bruschetta for dinner can alivate all kinds of kitchen and cooking stress. Plus, it’s the perfect (almost) no-cook meal for sweltering summer days.

Check out Bruschetta for Dinner – Easy, Cool and Utterly Stress Free

by Kim Carter Gerber at Mode


A New Direction

May 30, 2015

Life has taken us on a wild ride over the past couple years and unfortunately Out of the Box Food has had to take a back seat. This month, with the help of Mode Media….we’re back! is a fantastic platform that shares writers stories on topics you want to know about.  Whether fashion, culture and […]

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Creating a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

April 24, 2015

By guest author Elizabeth Abrahamsen                                 Kids absolutely love to be feel empowered in all aspects of their lives and getting involved in the kitchen definitely ranks pretty high.   Of course, as parents, we want to encourage their independence […]

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Meatless Meals Kids Will Love

September 17, 2014

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to have heard the term “Meatless Monday”.  But does it work for families and children?  Does it have to just be on Mondays?  Why is making meatless meals for our families important?  Michael Polan said it best when he said:    

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15 Unique & Healthy Campfire Recipes

May 1, 2014


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12 Sunday Dinner Recipes That Get Kids Cooking

March 26, 2014


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12 Pie Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

February 25, 2014

                            Pie’s not just for dessert anymore!  With these twelve savory and sweet healthier “pie” recipes, you can put pie on the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Scroll through the slideshow above to enjoy some of our favorite pie recipes.

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12 Healthier Valentine’s Day Ideas

February 3, 2014

                              Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I turned to to help organize some of my favorite healthier Valentine’s Day ideas. Enjoy some of our favorites and collect your own!

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Let’s Get Ready for Some Football!

January 28, 2014

                                        Super Bowl Weekend is upon us, and for many that means an excuse to consume large quantities of junk food!  This year, try turning some of your favorite Super Bowl treats, into fresh (and healthier) […]

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Pack Smart Lunches – Fresh & Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for 2014

January 16, 2014

                    Breaking out of the boring lunch box conundrum  is always a challenge and as we start a new year I turned to to help bookmark some of my favorite lunch box ideas and recipes. Enjoy some of our favorites, collect your own and make packing lunch […]

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