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Basic Pasta Carbonara for A Family of Four

One of our favorite recipes is Pasta Carbonara. It’s easy to throw together and kids love it. Here’s how we make it: 12 oz of Gluten-free pasta, preferably corn-based 2 TBSPs olive oil 8 oz of chopped pancetta (or bacon chopped small) 2 eggs, lightly beaten Pinch of salt 1/3 cup Parmesan Boil water and […]

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Nature’s Farm Camp

Today’s guest blog is written by Tim Magner. He is a children’s book author, food educator and dynamic teacher. While visiting more than 100 schools as a children’s book author, Tim got an up-close look at what kids were eating. He created Truck Farm Chicago, a farm-on-wheels project that connected kids to food for three years. […]

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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

My littlest guy and I roasted pumpkin seeds last weekend and they turned out great. In fact, my eldest said, “They taste like popcorn!” First we soaked the seeds for a day or more. I lost count because we were busy. Then we let them dry for two days. To prepare them for roasting, we […]

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Food Day 2015

Food Day 2015

Did you know that last weekend was Food Day 2015? I didn’t blog about it because we have been BUSY. Charlie had a broken arm and we’ve been toilet-training Daniel. Luckily the cast is off now. It was a jujitsu injury. He tells people, “A girl fell on me,” which is true — he fell […]

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12 Ways to Manage Picky Eating in Toddlers

My first son is a great eater. My second son is pickier. Why the difference? My eldest was always in the normal range for weight and so when he refused to eat something I served, I’d tell him, “If you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat it, but I’m not making anything else.” […]

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“Guess what? Soda is Awesome!”

That’s what my six-year-old son said to me the other day. Recently we visited family and all the cousins got to drink some soda. Soda was instantly cool. But I think a big part of his reaction is also because soda is not something we drink in my home. I’ve really tried not to have “forbidden” food in my […]

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Food Revolution Day is May 15

I hope you heard about this before and if not you can always check out this old post of mine about it, but Food Revolution Day is Chef Jamie Oliver’s push to get nutrition education in the classroom. It’s just a few short days away. I signed the petition to push nations around the world to incorporate food […]

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What is a meal?

**I’m home with the boys on a snow day and I got to thinking…This is a photo of yummy summer food** Is a meal a piece of toast gobbled down while driving to work? Is a meal a replacement shake popped open and drunk at an office desk? Is a meal a simple summer snack […]

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