Mom in the Kitchen

5 Recipes for Helping Your Kids Learn to Cook

Kids love to get their hands into everything. So why not cash in on that innate tendency by letting them get involved with cooking? Children of all ages can be involved in the cooking process with a bit of adult supervision. If you’re still unsure how to get your kids into the kitchen, here are five easy recipes to get their […]

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The Power of the Pulse (No, Not That Pulse. The Other One.)

Quick – define pulse. Did you say heartbeat as felt by fingertips? You’re right, of course, but that is just one definition. Pulse, in the culinary and agriculture world, refers to a subset of the legume family, specifically dry beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas. Want to dive deeper into the definition? Pulses are the low in fat, high in fiber […]

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5 Desserts the Kiddos Can Help With

If you’re like me, you may try to get your kids interested in cooking, only to have them abandon you in the middle of meal prep. But with desserts, their attention is rapt from start to finish. Making desserts together is a great way to teach basic cooking skills and boost confidence in the kitchen—both of which lead to more […]

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Baby Brezza Baby Food Maker: A Great Gift for New Moms

I spend a great deal of my time making healthy suggestions on how to eat. I’m a nutrition editor. It’s what I do. So you can imagine the self-induced pressure I put myself under when it came time to start feeding my little one solid food. The decision to make my own was a no-brainer, not because you can’t buy […]

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Bring a Large Pot of Water to a Boil…

Before Pete Wells was PETE WELLS, he wrote an inspiring column in the New York Times Magazine about cooking with his son Dexter, who was born with food allergies. It was a touching combination of thoughts on working fatherhood and practical cooking advice. I loved this column for its honesty and respect for his wife, who shoulders the majority of […]

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Super Soups Kids Will Love

By: Nona Evans Now that the weather is starting to get chillier, it has become soup season in my house. Soups are not only easy to make and cleanup after, but they’re also a simple way to pack in (and hide) more veggies, legumes, and whole grains. I also love how easy it is to save money and resources by making soup […]

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Baby Food Outside the Pouch

A chef and registered dietitian, I have high hopes that my now 11 month old will grow to be one of those kids that requests bibimbap for dinner and enthusiastically snacks on homemade chili-rubbed kale chips. Until he grows a few more teeth and masters the challenging pincer grip, we’ll stick to simpler fare. Pouches of purees toting an organic […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Sweet-Tart Orange Salad

Dress juicy citrus with honeyed vinaigrette for a bright salad the whole family will love. CITRUS SALAD WITH BALSAMIC HONEY AND PISTACHIOS Hands-on: 17 min. Total: 17 min. Blood oranges are a little bit tart; navels are sweeter—try a mix of the two for a colorful, tasty combo. ¼ cup pistachios* ¼ cup olive oil 1½ tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1 […]

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Kid in the Kitchen: Carrot Soup with Parmesan Crisps

“Today I made Carrot Soup with Parmesan Crisps. When I first heard about this dish, I have to admit I was not too sure. Lesson to myself: Don’t underestimate the humble carrot soup. This soup is now at the top of my list. It’s packed with flavor. The white wine vinegar adds a hint of sweet and sour flavor at […]

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Kid in the Kitchen: Smoky Shredded Pork Tacos

“Today I made this delicious taco dish. It was one of the more difficult recipes I’ve made (I recommend taking a little extra time to prep the ingredients), but it was worth it and a real hit with my friends. We had fun putting together our own tacos. The sauce is a bit on the spicy side, but you can […]

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