Dinner Table

A Bite-Sized Thanksgiving

November 17, 2013

                              As Thanksgiving approaches, I reflect on the past year and wish to thank you all.  Though Out of the Box Food has been on a necessary hiatus, the passion and desire to share Real Food for families has never waned. […]

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Make it together – Homemade “Disco” Butter

July 15, 2013

                            Lazy summer days are the perfect opportunity to make food fresh with our kids.   This summer we’re going to share some of our favorite “Make-it-together” foods to help give you ideas to get your kids interested in, and making their […]

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Citrus Glazed Walnuts

January 6, 2013

                                    First and foremost, Happy New Year to you all!  We are on to a new year, new resolutions, and new conversations and I for one am ready to once again start conversations about Real Food for our […]

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52 New Foods for your Family – Guest Post

December 16, 2012

                  A New Year’s Food Challenge: 52 weeks, 52 new foods – Guest Post  By Jennifer Tyler Lee 52 weeks, 52 new foods. How one family achieved the most frequently broken New Year’s resolution: to eat healthy. Battles over broccoli and Brussels sprouts were fierce at our […]

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Kid-Friendly Vegan Mushroom Soup

November 18, 2012

                    First let me preface by saying that every recipe I post on Out of the Box Food must first be kid-tested by my own children.  Having said this, yes…this mushroom soup has been kid tested AND approved by two fairly particular nine year old boys.  […]

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Meatless Monday Family Style: Nacho Usual Nachos

November 3, 2012

What do your kids think of when they hear the term “Nachos”?  When I was a kid, my idea of nachos was simply the compartmentalized plastic container filled with overly salted chip that I could dip haphazardly into a thick, oozy processed cheese sauce at a baseball game.   Unfortunately for me, that horrible, chemically created […]

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Easy Crockpot Meal – Whole “Roast” Chicken

October 13, 2012

                    I love my Crockpot.  To be able to put fresh ingredients into a slow cooker first thing in the morning, and come home at the end of the day to a delicious, home -cooked  meal that cooked itself…priceless.

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Crockpot Chicken Stock

October 13, 2012

                    Crockpot Chicken Stock Special Equipment: crockpot, quart freezer bags, fine mesh strainer/colander, medium bowl

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Meatless Monday Family Style – Vietnamese Summer Rolls

September 29, 2012

                    Summer may be officially over, but Vietnamese Summer Rolls are a delicious way to celebrate Meatless Monday all year long.  These vegetable filled rolls are fun for the kids to assemble, and pack a nutritional punch.  We put out all the fixings and let the […]

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Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

September 29, 2012

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce   Ingredients: 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tbsp + 1 tsp lime juice 3 small garlic cloves, minced 1″ piece fresh ginger, minced 1 tbsp water 1/4 tsp sesame oil

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