Minestrone Soup

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Kids at the Community School Middle School enjoyed another "Food and Fun" hands on cooking lesson on February 18th.  The topic of the lesson?  Soup!... a wonderfully versatile dish that can be modified based on taste buds.  (One student excitedly exclaimed that his soup was "going to have lots of garlic!").  It was fun for the students to be able to follow a general recipe but … [Read more...]

Fiesta Casserole and Food and Fun

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At the December Food and Fun lesson for middle school students at Community School, we wanted to have a FIESTA and make Fiesta Casserole.  This dish is a favorite with the kids, and they were thrilled to learn that they can easily make it themselves.  We cooked our quinoa and brown rice in rice cookers so that the whole grains were warm and ready to go at lesson time.  The kids … [Read more...]

Julia’s Carrot and Orange Soup

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Here is another amazing recipe from my dear Cheap generic viagra friend Julia.  She fed this to a group of women that ooed and ahed over this amazing soup that is just perfect for a cold autumn or winter day.  The fennel, carrot and orange combination is amazing, and the spices she used were fun and new to me. Adapted from: Homemade With Love by Jennifer buy clomid online … [Read more...]

Easiest Butternut Squash Soup

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  This is the second recipe I’m posting in honor of Real Food Day 2012 on October 24, 2012.  (The first was my Pumpkin Pie recipe).   If you are local to the Wood River Valley, don’t forget to use this special link on the Food Day CSPI site to sign up for the Celebrate Real Food event!  We will be serving a taste of this recipe at that event at the Wood River … [Read more...]

Real Pumpkin Pie

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The pumpkins are hitting the markets this time of year, and everyone is asking me for my recipe for pumpkin pie!  I am posting this recipe, along with two additional recipes prior to October 24, in honor of Real Food Day 2012.  I am hosting two events during Food Day week, one on the 24th (a set of nutrition/food lessons for middle school students at the Community School of Sun … [Read more...]

Asian-Fusion Quinoa with Greens and Mushrooms

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Here is my final post related to my an upcoming class with The Hunger Coalition on healthy cooking in the slow cooker according to the guidelines of MyPlate.  We are going to teach this class at the Wood River YMCA, and I think it is going to be tons of fun.  I have been asked to de-mystify cooking with quinoa across different flavors.  So I’ve been experimenting at home with … [Read more...]

Indian-Inspired Quinoa with Curried Lentils

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This is my second post on quinoa related to an upcoming class with The Hunger Coalition on healthy cooking in the slow cooker according to the guidelines of MyPlate.  We are going to teach this class at the Wood River YMCA, and I think it is going to be tons of fun.  I have been asked to de-mystify cooking with quinoa across different flavors.  So I’ve been experimenting at … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Quinoa

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  I have been asked to teach an upcoming class with The Hunger Coalition on healthy cooking in the slow cooker according to the guidelines of MyPlate.  We are going to teach this class at the Wood River YMCA, and I think it is going to be tons of fun.  I have been asked to de-mystify cooking with quinoa across different flavors.  So I’ve been experimenting at home with … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Overnight Apple Pie Porridge

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It is starting to feel like fall here on these Idaho mornings.  I always associate fall with apples (and of course the start to the school year).  To make sure we all start the day with a healthy breakfast, I’ve been experimenting with putting things in the slow cooker at night and serving them for breakfast in the morning.  Here is a family favorite, which I’ve set up based on … [Read more...]

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Finalist Recipes

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I am excited to share with you the exciting news that I may be on my way to the White House this summer with one of my kids!    I had read about The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids’ “State Dinner” contest on Epicurious.com (part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative), and I was able to enter a lunch recipe for each of my children (Elena and Alexander).  Please read … [Read more...]