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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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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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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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Dessert Turned Main Dish – Whole Wheat Strawberry Cake

May 29, 2011

One of the not-so-guilty pleasures of being a food blogger is the ability (and necessity) to set aside time to peruse many of the fabulous food blogs out there.  Today I happened upon Fork Spoon Knife and Smitten Kitchen.  What beautiful sites filled with mouth-watering food photography and delicious recipes.  Both sites had photos of […]

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Croutons – Top Salads with Butane or Bread?

May 22, 2011

Welcome back to an ingredient we’re beginning to recognize with dependable frequency – TBHQ.  Yes, the ingredient that preserves food products by way of lighter fluid is back in the “mix”ed greens.  This time it joins us in the form of a crunchy tidbit our children rely on to top a salad…the crouton.  Croutons are […]

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Inspiration from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

May 15, 2011

Thanks to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, I came up with something brilliant last week.  Well, maybe not brilliant.  Great?  Oh alright.  How about worth a try?  I’d even go so far as to say that this new discovery should at least be tried by everyone with picky eaters.  Want to know what it is? Last […]

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Not Your “Mother’s” Oatmeal Cookies

May 8, 2011

Who doesn’t love cookies?  I’m a big fan of the cookie and here’s a cookie that’s been around for almost one hundred years:  Mother’s brand Oatmeal Cookies.  Well the cookie itself hasn’t been around that long, (though with preservatives these days…)  I digress.  Mother’s brand cookies have been a staple on supermarket shelves for nearly […]

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“Secret” Ingredient Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo

May 1, 2011

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that a a lot of kids out there like avocados.  They are a healthy, nutrient rich fruit (yes they are a fruit) that are often passed off as a vegetable in sandwiches, salads, and of course, guacamole.  Seeing as Cinco de Mayo is right around […]

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Farmer’s Markets for Kids – A Magical Introduction to Fruits and Vegetables

April 24, 2011

Spring Break.  For many of us those two words are synonymous with freedom:  freedom from school, freedom from responsibility,  freedom from winter, and freedom from the captive grasp of supermarket produce.  That’s right, Farmers Markets are opening in towns across the country, and for those of us here on the west coast lucky enough to […]

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Dinner and Dye – No More Red 3 or Red 40

April 10, 2011

Food dye.  Well there’s the big red-blue-yellow and pink elephant in the room.  Artificial food dyes are currently headliners on our food related news. A couple weeks ago Frito Lay announced they plan to give a more natural makeover to some of their snack products like Lay’s flavored Potato Chips, Tostitos, Multigrain SunChips and Rold […]

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