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Farm Fresh Cooking

Sure, most people associate pick-your-own farm activities with spring or summertime. But in most places, there’s still plenty to pick in the fall. And the cooking possibilities from the autumn harvest are practically unlimited. Last weekend we took a trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, a Southern California pick-your-own staple for generations. We found […]

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Taste Test Sunday: Alterna-Chips

This week instead of tackling Fun Food Saturday we shifted over to Taste Test Sunday. We’re not big on junk foods here at the Jolly Tomato household, but every now and then we just want something savory and crunchy to serve with a sandwich. We thought we’d break away from the traditional potato chips and […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Winter Rainbow

If you think winter vegetables have to be either beige and white or else frozen, think again. There are so many bright, vibrant colors in the spectrum of winter veggies that there’s no excuse for boring dinners. The good news for your kids? They don’t have to get saddled with bland or frost-bitten veggies. We […]

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Valentines’ Day WITHOUT Food Coloring

As we wrote back in October (Halloween WITHOUT food coloring), it’s possible to have a fun and festive celebration for your favorite holiday without using all sorts of fake food colors.  After all, artificial food colorings and food dyes aren’t all that great for your kids, and in some cases food dyes have even been associated with […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Veggie Chips

Planning on chip-and-dip for the Superbowl? What if there were a way to make it healthier – and appealing to kids as well? With that thought, we started experimenting with a variety of different veggie chips this week. Not kale chips, mind you – those are so 2010. We were thinking even further outside the […]

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Halloween WITHOUT Food Dyes

Nothing says Halloween like a party filled with creepy, ghoulish, or downright goofy treats. But putting together all of those gross-out goodies often requires an appalling amount of food coloring. Problem is, artificial food colorings and food dyes aren’t all that great for your kids, and in some cases have even been associated with behavioral problems. […]

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