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Archive | February, 2011

Fun Food Saturday: Winter Rainbow

If you think winter vegetables have to be either beige and white or else frozen, think again. There are so many bright, vibrant colors in the spectrum of winter veggies that there’s no excuse for boring dinners. The good news for your kids? They don’t have to get saddled with bland or frost-bitten veggies. We [...]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 25

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 25

Getting kids to eat more healthy foods is the theme of the week – both in the larger world, and in our household, where the kids have decided that Chex snack mix reigns supreme. Sigh. Moving on… Got Veggies?: Vital Health Zone offers this helpful chart of how many veggies a person needs based on [...]

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Fun Food Saturday: Popcorn

If your only experience with popcorn is something coated with yellow granules that comes out of your microwave, you are really missing out. Fresh-popped popcorn is a whole-grain, low-fat food that’s a good source of fiber (check out the complete nutritional picture here) and it’s been eaten and enjoyed in its purest form for thousands [...]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

President Obama’s proposed budget was at the top of the news this week, and those who follow childhood nutrition were pleased to learn that all programs will retain their current level of funding, with $7.9 billion for discretionary nutrition program support (as per Obama Foodorama). However, as The Slow Cook pointed out in Grist this week, school [...]

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Romanesco

Bought some lovely romanesco at Whole Foods yesterday. We were going to cook it, but the kids decided they’d rather take it in to school for show-and-tell. (From Wikipedia: “The broccoli’s shape approximates a natural fractal; each bud is composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic spiral.”) Isn’t nature amazing?

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Fun Food Saturday: Bagels

Today we are kneading dough, letting it rise, boiling it, and then finally baking it to make our own bagels at home. Yes, we KNOW you can run down to the bagel store on the corner and get hot, fresh bagels for less than $1 apiece. But that’s not the point. The point is, we [...]

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