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Feed Yourself! 10 Tips For Introducing Finger Foods

Posted By Rebecca Gruber on May 11, 2015 at 3:16AM

Finger foods are the gateway to self-feeding and the first step toward independence at the dinner table. Kiddie chef extraordinaire Annabel Karmel cooks up all kinds of yummy, family-friendly meals, but the first step is easing your child's transition to solid foods. Here, Karmel provides us with tips and tricks for introducing finger foods to hungry (and grabby) tots.

Round Apple Challah For a Sweet New Year

Posted By Rebecca Gruber on Sep 4, 2013 at 12:34PM

Tear off a piece of sweetness! Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown tonight, and the holiday is rich in symbolism and tradition. The standard Friday night challah (or egg bread) is braided into a circle to celebrate the cyclical nature of the calendar while apples (also round) and honey are eaten to usher in a sweet new year.

While mom (or grandma) may do the bulk of the holiday cooking, inviting lil ones in to the meal prep process is easy and fun for the whole family. This round apple challah is filled with plenty of kid-friendly ingredients (apples and sugar) and needs a lot a kneading – a task practically calling for tiny hands!

See the recipe and step-by-step directions when you.

Fast Family Dinner — The Best 30-Minute Pasta Dishes For Families

Posted By Sarah Lipoff on Jul 22, 2012 at 4:26AM

Quick and easy pasta to the rescue! Enjoy spending less time in the kitchen with some of the best 30-minute pasta dishes around. We know that children from families that eat dinner together at least five times a week have lower rates of depression and anxiety disorder, as well as higher academic performance, so gathering the family around the table is more important than ever. From homemade alfredo sauce to one skillet spaghetti, these pasta dishes are kid-friendly as well as tasty for adults, too!

Posted By misslis on Aug 24, 2012 at 7:22PM

just found this site via google- this might seem really daft, but where is the recipe? lol, tia

Try these recipes: Coconut Ice Cream w/ Grilled Vanilla Strawberries

Posted By onhealthfood on Jul 11, 2012 at 4:52PM

Easier to prepare, and it’s perfect for sharing with someone special. I love grilling fruit to serve over ice cream because raw fruit turns hard as a rock, and I love the mix of hot and cold temperatures on my spoon.

Coconut Ice Cream w/ Grilled Vanilla Strawberries
(serves 2 people)

Coconut Ice Cream w/ Grilled Vanilla Strawberries

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My Latest Shake With two superfoods great for your skin

Posted By onhealthfood on Jul 10, 2012 at 7:02PM

Here’s the recipe for my latest shake. It has two superfoods that are great for your skin (among many other things): goji berries and coconut.

Goji Berries – goji berries keep your arteries from narrowing and prevent cholesterol from oxidizing and sticking to the inside or causing blood clots. Research from China found that goji berries can increase the production of an antioxidant called superoxide dismutase (SOD) which prevents cholesterol oxidation.

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Try these recipes: Hearty Breakfast Bowl

Posted By onhealthfood on May 1, 2012 at 5:11AM

This post was originally published as Hearty Breakfast Bowl at Laurel On Health Food.

Hearty Breakfast Bowl
(makes 1 serving)

1 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 avocado
1 handful fresh arugula
2-3 patties vegan breakfast sausage (such as Gimme Lean)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. maple syrup
Sprinkle of salt

Have some Triple Chocolate Cookies

Posted By pastrydiva on Apr 12, 2012 at 7:08AM


Anyone who has children is familiar with the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” well DF, my husband is a mirror of that little mouse when it comes to chocolate cookies. His absolute favorite cookie is a soft triple chocolate chip cookie, to cut some of the chocolate I add macadamia nuts and ivory chunks. Sydney caught him on Saturday having quite a few for breakfast; she tried to explain nutritionally triple chocolate chunk cookies might not be the best choice. I was around the corner and busted out laughing, my almost 20 year old daughter is expelling to her father how to have a well balanced breakfast. In the end he finished his cookies and added a banana to appease her.

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Spice-Up That Special Easter Basket

Posted By pastrydiva on Mar 29, 2012 at 7:20AM

peanut butter cups

Tastes like chocolate covered carmel apples This is the fifth year Sydney and I have created Easter Baskets for clients; our chocolate carmel cups are one of top 5 requests for the baskets. This is year we thought we would add a SPRING to the cups. With the addition of  few new ingredients  knew amazing chocolate covered cups cup were born.

One of my favorite techniques for developing recipes is to begin with a popular, successful recipe, brainstorm how we may change some of the...

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Healthier Chocolate Milkshake

Posted By onhealthfood on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:40PM

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You can find all these ingredients at your local health food store or on Amazon. I included my favorite brands with links in the recipe ingredients if you need some guidance or would rather shop online. I hope you enjoy it! This is one of my all-time favorite desserts.

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