These mashed potatoes taste incredibly rich and creamy, but have less fat than the usual recipes. Get Alison Needham's great recipe here.
Fun tips to get your kids to eat their veggies.
Famed British cookbook author and children's nutrition expert Annabel Karmel shares her tips on cooking kid-friendly meals for picky eaters.
This is a real workhorse of a recipe: a cheap, virtually instant supper that is yummy and nutritious. I have always felt profoundly nourished by an honest plate of beans and rice, but you may want to make the beans and scoop them up with warmed tortillas or wrap them up with cheese into plump little burritos. Of course, if you need to make these beans this minute and have no smoked anything in the house, you can add cumin or regular paprika or both, and they will still be very good.
This nearly-instant recipe for Carrot Salad is infinitely adaptable: you can substitute lemon juice or vinegar for the lime juice, sugar for the honey, and tamari for the fish sauce, you can omit the peanuts, you can use your favorite green herb (honestly, in the winter I often use celery leaves from the inside of the bunch, because that's what we have), and you can even add a splash of olive oil if the salad tastes too pickle-y to you, though I like the clean flavor of the oil-free version.
Even though the "cru" in crudités means raw, in France (where they pronounce it croo-di-tay), many dipping vegetables benefit from a bit of cooking. Although there's fish sauce in the dip, you can leave it out, though then you will be missing what our friend Pengyew calls "a little something funky." Nobody will notice it, I swear. So, here's a way to start the meal on a lovely, light note; a way to be sure that you won't be stuffed before you even begin; a way to get a few veggies into your kids nice and early, while they're hungrily milling around; and a way to forget about serving salad with dinner because you're going to forget about serving it anyways.
Unfortunately, Brussels sprouts have earned quite an unpopular reputation. I believe that the usual preparation of boiling them to death is part of the reason. When roasted at high heat, they caramelize ever so slightly, and become tender, sweet and delicious. When coupled with chopped apples and bacon, who can resist these delightful baby cabbages?
This delicious homemade pesto just may get your kids to eat their veggies. Try Alison Needham's easy and flavorful recipe today.
This roasted vegetable pasta is a lighter take on pasta primavera, and a deliciously healthy spring dish. Get Anne Coleman's easy recipe here.
This classic potato recipe from France consists of thinly sliced potatoes, brushed with butter, and arranged in a spiral to beautiful effect. Get Alison Needham's impressive but easy recipe here.