July 10th, 2013
Michelle Obama hosted a Kids’ State Dinner at the White House this week. The 54 kids invited were the winners of Epicurious’ Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The kids all created yummy recipes that were half vegetable or fruit, and affordable. You can download the 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook online for free.
February 2nd, 2011
It’s very satisfying to make your own food coloring out of natural ingredients. It’s also educational for children to see how people used to get color out of fruits and vegetables. Not everything has to come pre-bottled from a factory! Since Valentine’s Day is coming soon, today I’ll explain how to make red and pink […]
January 10th, 2011
Sugar cookies are nice to make for holidays and special events. They look so festive. Making cut out cookies is a fun way to get your kids to learn about baking. They can start learning to follow a recipe, roll out dough and then make the shapes with cookie cutters. This recipe makes sugar […]
May 21st, 2010
This illustration was drawn by a diabetic child explaining the daily routine to be followed by a patient with diabetes in order to control the disease. The artist is from Cuba, so the text is in Spanish. I provided English translations below each image. Here are zoomed-in views so you can see the details… “No […]
December 11th, 2009
This dish was inspired by a beet soup recipe I found on the internet. I didn’t have all the ingredients for the soup, so I adjusted the recipe and made this wonderful side dish! Boy was it yummy! Heavenly Beet Puree I Bunch of Fresh Beets 1/2 Lemon 1 teaspoon Sugar Salt & Pepper Cinnamon […]
November 27th, 2009
What a great idea: Edible Schoolyards, where children help create gardens and take part in a kitchen classroom. “Students participate in all aspects of growing, harvesting, and preparing nutritious, seasonal produce”. Perhaps this is part of the answer to instilling a love of healthy food in kids… get them involved in growing and making their […]
November 24th, 2009
Healthy living and eating requires constant vigilance. It’s important to refocus on this topic from time to time. In this spirit, here’s an interesting conversation about eating right from Bloggingheads with Mark Bittman. He writes about cooking for the New York Times and has written several cookbooks. In the video they discussed losing vegetables in […]
September 5th, 2009
The New York Times has an interesting article about Parenting and Food. It talks about what to do with the child who wants to eat a lot. The dilemma is that telling your kid not to eat too much can cause eating disorders in the future. Yet, if you don’t help them control their habits, […]
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