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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: Hot Chocolate

It’s COLD outside (no, really – here in Southern California it’s hovering in the mid-50s, which is almost unbearable for us thin-skinned folk) and that means it’s time to warm up with some good old-fashioned hot chocolate. Of course it’s one of the more sugary drinks – it helps if you consider it a dessert […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Nutella

What’s not to like about Nutella? The Italian hazelnut-chocolate spread is good on just about everything. And although it’s not exactly the most nutritious way to get some protein into your diet, it’s not entirely the worst either. Lately we’ve been intrigued by Nutella recipes that step outside the usual “spread-some-on-bread” routine. Our interest was […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Whole Lotta Shakin’

We’re doing a lot of shaking over here in our kitchen, and not just because we live in Southern California. We’ve been spending time trying recipes that involve putting ingredients together in a plastic bag or container and shaking them up. It’s a great job for the littlest kids, and if you have some good […]

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Chocolate formula? Just say no.

We keep hearing about the mini-kerfuffle launched by food writer Marion Nestle in response to manufacturer Mead-Johnson’s new chocolate and vanilla-flavored toddler formulas. At Jolly Tomato, we’re primarily looking out for kids ages 2 to 16, and thus we aren’t spending a lot of time talking about formula. But since the product (Enfagrow) is meant […]

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