Grain salad love

It's probably not news by now that basically my kid gets leftovers for lunch most days. Some things re-purpose better than others, which is why I LOVE a good grain salad. They usually keep and pack up well, are super versatile - I can either make a big batch of something deliberate over the weekend …

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Pineapple Green Smoothie

I've been looking at smoothies to find a good, easy and tasty way to incorporate more vegetables in our diets at home, and although there are a couple regulars, and some that didn't work out so well... the latest smoothie I tried was so good that I feel the world needs to know. It is …

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Tiny helper & lunchbox #28

A great way to both (1) get my kid interested in what he's eating (and more willing to eat what's in front of him) and (2) lessen the after-school-but-pre-dinner meltdown is to find a way to get him involved in dinner prep. The other day, that meant avocado chopper and bowl-assembler. For dinner, we had …

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What to do with all that left-over turkey?

Thanksgiving is a great holiday to indulge in the traditional Thanksgiving meal and share with family. However, after the holiday is over, we are all usually left with a lot of good food, that although good, can get a little boring to eat the same way for over a week!</> Here are a few ideas …

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Saturday Morning Waffles

These waffles are pretty decadent, but are perfect for a weekend morning before an outdoor adventure with the kids. We've found the NYT Cooking App to be a great resource and one of our favorite recipes from there is for Buttermilk-Brown Sugar Waffles. Ingredients (makes about 8 waffles): 2 eggs 1 ¾ cups buttermilk 1 stick butter, melted and cooled to …

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Kids in the Kitchen: anything in breadcrumbs!

Children like breadcrumbs! If your house is anything like ours you eat a lot of bread. With that comes a lot of bread that goes stale, which is perfect for making homemade breadcrumbs. If you have a food processor just blitz them in there for 30 seconds and store in the freezer till needed! So …

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