Articles · Children and Vegetables · Legumes · Recipes · Vegetables

Green Pea Boats

I know this is a bit out of season for some of you, but I live in the Pacific Northwest. We still have green peas even though it's August. I was going to wait to post this until next Spring, but couldn't resist, especially because I know I have some Seattleites who will be reading… Continue reading Green Pea Boats

Articles · Children and Vegetables · Mealtime

Making Meals Fun

When I think about making meals fun, it's not usually about cutting carrot flowers or making smiley faces with raisins. These are fun, but there are a lot of other ways to help our children be engaged and interested in eating. Children love things that are visually appealing and they love to be engaged in… Continue reading Making Meals Fun

Dessert · Recipes

Strawberry Mochi “Shortcake”

One of the things I love about fresh berries is that they add an element of playfulness and delight to almost everything. We have eaten this combination of fried mochi, almond amasake and sliced strawberries every day for a few days. It's a really simple and cute dessert that tastes like summer. I am looking… Continue reading Strawberry Mochi “Shortcake”

Recipes · Soup

Millet with Sweet Vegetable Soup

I usually prepare a soup every day. Eaten at the beginning of a meal, it's a wonderful way to get our digestive juices flowing, our tummies warmed up and prepared for the rest of the meal. Millet with sweet vegetable soup can be prepared with quinoa or rice as well. Use any of the sweet… Continue reading Millet with Sweet Vegetable Soup

Articles · Vegetables for Breakfast Challenge

The Vegetables with Breakfast Challenge Starts Today!

Are you up for a challenge? Today over at sweetveg is Day 1 of the 10 days of Vegetables with Breakfast Challenge. Come on over and join us! 1 cup of vegetables every morning for adults.¬†For those of you with children, provide vegetables as an option for young children. Encourage older children to eat 1/4… Continue reading The Vegetables with Breakfast Challenge Starts Today!