Cooking with Kids
Whether your child is a toddler practicing his fine motor skills with a wooden spoon or a teen working out the intricacies of pie dough with a rolling pin, working side-by-side with parents in the kitchen offers a heavy helping of learning and communication opportunities. (For some reason kids find it easier to open up while whisking together dressing ingredients than when they're sitting down for the purpose of chatting!) Of course, for many parents, there's not much time to be had in the kitchen.
Cooking with Organics
Talk about momentum! For over a decade now, the organic movement has been growing. Year after year, more of us are choosing organic products in support of the environment, farmers and their families, and our own health and well being.
Cook at Home and Save
It’s no secret we Americans love our restaurants. Most of us relish the opportunity to have a meal in a relaxing atmosphere with friends, trying new dishes that have been creatively prepared for us.
Local Bounty – Making the Most of Farmers Markets
Colorful produce of all sizes, shapes and textures, fresh air, and friendly farmers — what better way to spend a summer morning than at your local Farmer's Market? Here you'll find the most nutritious produce for you and your family (and, if you're lucky, some freshly baked breads, cheeses, and other artisinal foods, too). At the same time, by shopping at the Farmers Market, you'll actively support your community as well as the environment (most supermarket food travels an average of 1,500 miles to the shelves!).
Healthy Eating Guide
The hectic pace of modern life often takes a toll on nutrition--as we fuel our fast-paced lifestyles with fast food and squeeze our meals into the corners of ever-tightening schedules. But the busier our lives become, the more crucial it is to provide our bodies with nourishing foods that will sustain the level of energy we need to keep us going.
Oven-Baked Root Vegetable Chips
It's okay to admit it, oily, salty, crispy-crunchy chips, (or crisps if you hale from across the pond) are delicious and addicting. But as with many indulgent pleasures, there are downsides — such as the trans fat and saturated fats used in commercial frying and the potentially carcinogenic chemical acrylamide, which forms most abundantly in starchy chips that are fried at the high temperatures employed in food factories.
Reclaim the Casserole
It's not hard to transform the common, uninspired casserole into a healthier and more satisfying culinary experience. Simply replace the processed cream-of-something soup and other mundane ingredients with wholesome alternatives to reclaim the casserole as the winter meal it was intended to be: easy-prep comfort food that warms and nourishes us.