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Leafy Greens: A Salad Bar Story

So you’d like your family to have a healthy dinner, but you just got home from work, your fridge is empty and you don’t have money or energy for a sit-down restaurant where the kids are just going to wind up eating burgers and fries. What you really need is a quick, healthy stop that […]

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Endive, Four Ways

Some people bid on auctions to win things like cars or diamond jewelry; I recently bid on an auction to win a year’s supply of endive from the California endive growers (hey, it was for a good cause!). And I won. So for the next year, in three-month intervals, I will have a LOT of […]

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The Un-Salad

Some kids like salad. But many, many kids see something that’s green and leafy and they freak out. That’s too bad, because in most cases salads are good for you AND taste great. Plus, the definition of salad is now so broad that it doesn’t necessarily have to mean a big plate of greens. Case […]

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BlogHer 11

It can get lonely writing a blog. Every now and then it’s good to get out from behind the old computer and hang out in real life with some of the people who are doing the same sort of thing. That’s what BlogHer 11 was such a joy for me; a great confab of so […]

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Keep Kids Busy in the Kitchen

Got the mid-summer doldrums? Kids complaining about being bored? Here’s a solution: Get them busy in the kitchen. That’ll teach ’em. Oh, and maybe they’ll have fun and sample something healthy too. Without further ado, we present the Top 5 Ways to Keep Kids Busy in the Kitchen in the Summertime: 1. Husk corn: Buy […]

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“Mom, Can I Please Have More Salad?”

There’s a question you don’t hear too often. But why not? Vegetables (alright, the pureed kind) are often one of the first foods that kids eat. Then we offer them cooked vegetables that are easy to chew, and then crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery sticks. But salads can be so yummy – especially when […]

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