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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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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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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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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Local Food Gets Convenient for Families

September 23, 2012

Local, “Real” Food is a gift we can give to our families.  We’ve talked about ways to include the kids in Farmers Market shopping, we’ve taken a trip down “Blueberry Lane” to local U-pick farms, and we’ve brought our experiences back here to Out of the Box Food and talked about ways to involve our […]

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Packing Lunch – A Parent’s Groundhog Day

September 8, 2012

                          Have you seen the Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day?  The one where he wakes up each morning to face the exact same day….over….and over…….and over again?  Well, as I got up yesterday to pack my children’s lunches I felt a bit like […]

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