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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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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Maple Pumpkin Pie With Whole Wheat & Flax Crust

November 24, 2013

    Maple Pumpkin Pie with Whole Wheat & Flax Crust Ingredients: 3 eggs, separated 1/4 C pure maple syrup 1 3/4 C fresh pumpkin puree 1 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp cloves 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ginger 1/4 C heavy cream 1/4 C half and half single Whole Wheat & Flax Pie Crust  1 […]

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Pizza for Breakfast!

July 29, 2013

                                  Pizza for breakfast?  Why not!   These Individual Prosciutto Breakfast Pizzas are a fun way to incorporate fresh ingredients into something the kids love and won’t expect in the morning.  We make them with farm fresh eggs, ripe […]

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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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A healthy 2013 from Out of the Box Food and Nature Made

January 28, 2013

                            Happy National Vitamin Day!  Yes,  January 29th is National Vitamin Day and as we head into the second month of 2013 I want to invite you to join me on a two week journey to explore the value of vitamins and […]

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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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The “Corn Dog” Days of Summer

June 30, 2011

                        It’s summer!  Across the country, state and county fairs are offering loads of delicious processed foods on sticks.  Foods that kids love (and I hate to admit, some of us adults too).  Today as my boys and I strolled through the brightly colored […]

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The Holidays and Marshmallows – Part 2 “Rice Crispy Treats”

December 19, 2010

Last week I mentioned that we’d delve into a couple of well-known holiday marshmallow traditions.  Rice Crispy Treats are definitely up there on the list of the go-to recipes for cookie exchanges, school holiday parties, and as a treat for Santa after he’s made it down a few chimneys.  But I’d bet that if Santa […]

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