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Mishmash pasta dishes Mishmash pasta dishes

I love mishmashed pasta dishes like this one. With Israeli couscous, bacon, artichokes, corn, mushrooms, fresh herbs, some lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil… What’s not to like? Or how about this one with kale, toasted pine nuts, a bit of cream, and parmesan? Simple. Clean. (Recipe here) I love to take my big skillet […]

Glamorous life Glamorous life

Sometimes I feel as glamorous as a chicken meatball. Ehhh, let me explain. Where should I begin? Maybe from the end. Yes, the end. That’s was when I heard the sweet sound of the word “yummy”. It came out of the mouth of a sweet, but stubborn, and picky, little boy, who mostly likes to […]

Hunger Action Week – 1st day & grocery shopping Hunger Action Week – 1st day & grocery shopping

  Today was the first day of the Hunger Action Week. I made a plan ahead of time (see here) – I had to – and a grocery list, I calculated the estimated costs, and went grocery shopping today. More about that in a minute. We take this challenge as a family so I tried […]

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: 5 Stars Dinner at Home… But Will the Kids Eat It? Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: 5 Stars Dinner at Home… But Will the Kids Eat It?

 Are you a foodie? Are you a foodie and a parent? Do your kids share your passion for food? Or do they give you a hard time? Watch the video: I am a foodie and a picky eater in a choosy finicky, or conscious eating way. Since we got married, I got my husband all […]

Picky Eater Story: Throw the Food from the Window Picky Eater Story: Throw the Food from the Window

I remember this episode from when I was about 6 or 7 years old (I think). I asked my mom to make me toast with melted cheese on top. Who doesn’t like those? Don’t you? I almost certainly nagged and nagged her and she finally made it for me. Then I tasted it and it […]

11 Tips for Eating Out (with Kids) While on Vacation 11 Tips for Eating Out (with Kids) While on Vacation

Eating out while on a trip or vacation, with or without kids, can become a stressful event. Going out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and maybe snacks too, every day throughout your vacation, can be tiring. Choosing a restaurant, driving, parking, waiting to be seated, reading the menu, consulting, deciding, ordering, waiting, paying, waiting… add […]

Chicken Liver with Cinnamon and Apples Chicken Liver with Cinnamon and Apples

When I was a child – which was a long time ago, but not THAT long ago – my grandma used to make chicken soup and there were chicken feet, and a throat, in the soup. And I remember my mom, who didn’t cook very often, cooking a cow’s tongue from time to time. Yeah, […]

Kitchen superstar Wolfgang Puck shares his secrets

I’ve been posting a lot about kids and food lately, getting your kids in the kitchen, how-to for cooking or baking with your kids, cooking gifts for kids, etc etc. It’s time to start posting recipes again. I know this is really what you are looking for, right?! I see on the polls’ results so […]

Zucchini Pancakes Addiction Zucchini Pancakes Addiction

We have two food addictions in this house. One is for Brussels sprouts (recipes here and here) – now it’s like we’re trying to compensate for all those years we thought we hated them and wouldn’t eat them (what picky eaters we were) – and a newer addiction for zucchini pancakes. Once looked upon as […]

10 Ways to Have Your Very Own Picky Eater

10 Ways to Have Your Very Own Picky Eater by Kim Foster, , The Yummy Mummy.Published on “the imperfect parent” magazine. You know, I envy moms who complain their children won’t eat spinach or turn their noses up at pot roast. The ones who worry that little Tommy might fall over, looking all pale and […]

Brussels sprouts simplicity Brussels sprouts simplicity

[donotprint] For many many years I hated Brussels sprouts. I didn’t want to hear about them or look at them. Not think about them eaither. But after a few Thanksgivings and Christmases, I started to have doubts. I thought that if this is a staple at the table during the holidays season, (you see it […]

Kids menu – Is it good for them? Is it good for you? Kids menu – Is it good for them? Is it good for you?

I am not a big fan of the kids menu provided by restaurants. After spending a week on vacation and eating out 1-3 times a day, I like it even less. (More about that coming soon). The common kids menu offers simple food for outrageous prices, mostly something cheesy, with a reward of cookie or […]

Stuffed bell peppers – a picky eater's nightmare? Stuffed bell peppers – a picky eater's nightmare?

  I hated stuffed peppers as a child. I hated any stuffed vegetable as a child. When I had no choice, I would eat the content – usually a mixture of ground beef, rice and herbs, but refuse to touch the vegetable containing the stuffing. But now, as an adult, I love it. It has […]

Tips to Encourage Good Eating Tips to Encourage Good Eating

Some kid-friendly tips: Love and appreciation of food Teach your kids to love food by treating food with respect. Show them how much you enjoy your meal. Talk about the food – how it looks, how it tastes, the texture, (if needed) how can you can cook it better next time, etc. This country has […]

U-pick farms U-pick farms

A fantastic and fun way to teach kids about food is to go to farms, and especially to U-pick farm where you can see how vegetables and fruits grow and you can pick them by yourself. This is the freshest produce ever! Here, in Bellevue, WA, a suburban city near Seattle, there are still a […]

Simplest vegetable salad Simplest vegetable salad

For a long time, this was (nearly) the only salad that I made for dinner. I have repeated making it so my son will get familiar with it, and hopefully, give it a try some day. For a while he only ate the tomatoes. Later on he gave other ingredients a try, and finally we […]

Why should you cook with your kids? Why should you cook with your kids?

Why should you? First, your kid/s won’t be able to say “my mom/dad didn’t teach me how to cook”! Also, Because your child/ren will… * Learn real life skills * Get a sense of accomplishment and feeling good about themselves * Learn how to follow instructions and family rules (like washing hands before cooking, cleaning […]

NY Times: Picky Eaters? They Get It From You

An article by Kim Severson from October 10, 2007. Highlights from the article: It’s not your cooking, it’s your genes. Most children eat a wide variety of foods until they are around 2, when they suddenly stop. The phase can last until the child is 4 or 5. It’s an evolutionary response, researchers believe. Toddlers’ […]

Kid-friendly tips Kid-friendly tips

Love and appreciation of foodTeach your kids to love food by treating food with respect. Show them how much you enjoy your meal.Talk about the food – how it looks, how it tastes, the texture, (if needed) how can you can cook it better next time, etc.This country has all the variety of foods in […]

Some thoughts about parents and picky eaters Some thoughts about parents and picky eaters

Most people don’t like to eat everything.Will you eat a live cobra heart? What about a crunchy snack of worms? Monkey brain? Hey, most of you don’t even eat chicken liver. Adults are choosy too!Parents! Challenge yourselves, as you challenge your kids, and try new dishes and ingredients every now and then.We make choices for […]