Recipes · Vegetables

Cucumber Salad

I have found cucumber to be hit and miss with some children. Leave the skin on? Take the skin off? Sometimes it can make a big difference to them. For this recipe, I have cut the cucumber into thin rounds, but try any shape you think they are most likely to eat. For example, one child… Continue reading Cucumber Salad

Grains · Recipes

Millet with Cauliflower

In my experience millet takes a little coaxing to bring out it's many wonderful qualities. There are two ways that I really like it. The first is when it is cooked with a lot of water yielding a creamy consistency, such as this recipe or millet with sweet vegetable. The other way I like it… Continue reading Millet with Cauliflower

Recipes · Vegetables

Carrot and Currant Salad Recipe

I feel silly sometimes, posting such simple recipes. But, honestly, my goal is to get more vegetables into those little bellies every single time they sit down to eat. Sometimes we really have only one minute to make something to add to a meal or for a snack. Last week I was racing to put… Continue reading Carrot and Currant Salad Recipe

Recipes · Vegetables

Sauteed Broccoli Recipe

This recipe is super simple. I didn't know until recently that sautéing vegetables lightly in oil can increase absorption of fat-soluble minerals and vitamins, like calcium. Kale, collard greens, brussel sprouts, and cabbage can all be substituted for the broccoli in this recipe. Adding a little water near the end helps steam the vegetables a bit so they… Continue reading Sauteed Broccoli Recipe

Recipes · Vegetables

Squash, Carrot and Onion – Nishime Style

Nishime style cooking is basically slow cooked vegetables in a very small amount of water. As the vegetables start cooking they release their own juices and when done they are tender and sweet. This dish can be made with a variety of vegetables. I tend to make it with root vegetables, but it can be… Continue reading Squash, Carrot and Onion – Nishime Style