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Mini Quiches with a Hash Brown Crust

March 8, 2013

                            Mini food is fun food!  Baked up in crispy, shredded potato crusts, and filled with fresh eggs, milk and organic spinach, these mini muffin tin creations turn healthy food into fun food for kids.  Served warm or room temperature these little […]

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Lunchbox Sandwich Kabobs

January 20, 2013

                                  This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting Kid’s Club Lunchbox Kabob making at our local Whole Foods Market.  With the help of two incredible 9 year old assistants, we tackled the job of introducing kids to new, […]

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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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Homemade Pop Tarts – With a Twist

December 9, 2012

I’ve seen quite a few homemade Pop Tart recipes on the internet.  They look delicious and fun, but for me they were still made with white flour, and well -  I wanted to find a way to bring them even further Out of the Box.  These homemade Pop Tarts are chock full of whole grain […]

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Make it together: Fruit Kebabs

October 26, 2012

We are back to summer here in Los Angeles this October weekend. Temperatures are rising into the 90′s, warm winds are blowing and we’re heading to the farmers market to pick up lots of fruit! Getting kids involved in the kitchen is a sure way to get them trying new foods.   While our kids […]

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Road Trip – Keeping it “Real” on the Road

July 31, 2012

    Summer Road Trip.  As American as apple pie and Patsy Cline.  Give us a hot day, a long road and a desirable destination and we’re ready to roll.  The romanticized vision I’ve created of myself cruising down a deserted highway, warm-wind rushing through my hair as I bellow tracks from Pat Benatar (yes, […]

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Rosemary-Garlic Almonds

May 13, 2012

                                      This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, Out of the Box Food is sharing a healthy and delicious snack for moms and kids alike (Ah, who are we kidding….everyone will love ‘em: dads, grandparents, friends, friends-of-friends, […]

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Mini Gougères Lunch Box Sandwiches

April 15, 2012

In our last post we made a whole grain alternative to a classic french pastry, Gougères.  The reason I tackled these little light as air delicacies was to ultimately turn them into a fun and fresh alternative lunch box sandwich for kids.  I know I’ll break out the recipe again down the road and turn […]

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Whole Grain Cheese Gougères

March 31, 2012

At a cooking class up in Sonoma, California a few weeks ago, I learned how to make a Pâte à Choux from chef and culinary instructor, Christa Resing-Colardo.  As she taught us how to create this versatile dough used for a number of pastries such as profiteroles, churros, eclairs, beignets and Gougères, my mind immediately began […]

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Blueberry-Orange Scones & Giveaway Winner Announcement

February 5, 2012

I’ve got to tell you, over the last few weeks my kitchen has smelled heavenly!  My boys and I have churned out lots of wholesome and delicious goodies, had many lovely conversations around the kitchen table about the benefits of whole grains, fruits & veggies, and enjoyed each others company over tall glasses of milk […]

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