Well, if I wasn’t already prepared for the first week of school, I am now because I am armed with snacks! While trail mix is nothing new, I’m excited to share some creative combinations we came up with as well as a great resource for your supplies.
Archives for August 2016
I’m guessing that I got your attention with the title of this post for one of two reasons. 1) You’ve asked yourself, “What is the best diet?” at some point in your life, or 2) you want to know the answer.
As I’ve mentioned before, added sugar is considered the most dangerous part of the Standard American Diet. These are all the names we found for added, refined sugar that you should look out for when checking ingredient labels.
This Steak Butter recipe is inspired by my first-ever job in the food world. I was 16, full of energy, and soooo excited to be working as a hostess at The Chop House in Knoxville, TN (where I grew up).
I’m so excited to share something I’ve been working on just for you – a free recipe eBook! Pre-orders have been rolling in for my newest cookbook (100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous due out October 25th), so I really wanted to offer something special as a thank you.
The general term “grassfed” is not currently regulated so while some products may claim to be from grassfed animals, that doesn’t necessarily mean they ate grass 100% of the time.
To help you plan your own real food picnic for your family, here are some do’s and don’ts Lisa and I both learned from our experience.
Teaching your kids cooking skills is no new topic on this blog… and for good reason! Cooking [from scratch] is “the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general well-being” according to Michael Pollan. Learning how to cook takes time and practice and, since most schools don’t teach this important life skill, it’s up to us as the parents to make sure it happens! I think the first step to get your kids interested in cooking is to give them the confidence they can do it. We’ve shared recipes and other ways to get things started with you and your kids in the past, but I’ve come to realize that you (thankfully) don’t have to be their only teacher. Our family has recently discovered the plethora of classes and camps out there with a focus on cooking from scratch. I honestly did not even realize cooking camps existed until this year, and once I told my kids about it they were so excited to go this summer! Cooking Classes for Kids I’ve personally taken a few cooking classes myself, but the idea to involve my kids first started when we gave our daughter a class as a gift for her 11th birthday. I wrote all about it on the blog, and since then I’ve taken a sushi making class with my other daughter (her choice!) and both girls have loved the experience. Not to mention it was nice quality time together doing something we both could enjoy. Even the most seasoned cooks can learn new skills or different ways to do things at a class! We took our classes at the Whole Foods cooking school (called Salud!) here in Charlotte, but I’ve seen other options in our area at local restaurants (including Passion8) as well as kitchen stores (such as Williams-Sonoma). Just be sure […]
This is a guest post by Katie at Kitchen Stewardship. She has courses to teach kids basic knife skills and is sharing the best foods to help with that!