Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Garden Veggie Cream Cheese

Bagel stores used to be everywhere. They are still around, just a little harder to come by. The good news is that you can transform even the most mediocre bagel into deliciousness with this homemade veggie cream cheese! Since it's so flavorful, it stands up nicely to the heartiness of whole wheat bagels, which is how we serve it up in our classes. We recommend warming or toasting the bagels first if they are not fresh. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cashew Cream & Inspiration from Anupy Singla

Photo courtesy of Anupy Singla/Indian As Apple Pie

The bday love has been raining down all month long, and we couldn't be happier. This final guest blog post in our bday series is from our longtime friend, Anupy Singla - former reporter, mom and fellow food entrepreneur. We share a common passion - to spread our love of good food with children and families, and make healthy eating a reality even in the midst of the crazy we call life. Anupy's recipe for Cashew Cream makes us wish we could use nuts at The Kids' Table!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lasagna Cupcakes & the Not-So-Master Chef

Of course we love it when kids and families come cook with us at The Kids' Table. You know what we love even more? When we hear kids take the recipe, their newfound skills and peaked enthusiasm, and recreate the dish again at home. That's our definition of a smashing success! It's why we do what we do. Read on for such tale from Sara Youngblood-Ochoa of Macaroni Kid Chicago, a formerly reluctant homecook, and get her son's favorite Kids' Table recipe (for the moment, anyway) - Lasagna Cupcakes!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sushi & the Hungry Hound

Steve & his son Max taught a Family Class at
The Kids' Table in Sept. 2015
The Kids' Table turns 10 years old this month! February 17th, to be exact. It's hard to believe how far we've come and how much we've grown. We're so grateful to all the folks who have been with us along our journey - whether for a handful of classes or a handful of years! In honor of our anniversary, we've asked a few of our longtime friends to share their KT memories here. Our first guest blogger is Steve Dolinsky, ABC 7's Hungry Hound. He is in a unique position of having experienced The Kids' Table on many levels - as a parent, as a reporter, and as a guest instructor.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Crispy Tofu Soba Noodles

Soba noodles are Japanese noodles made with buckwheat flour. They look and taste similar to traditional spaghetti, but pack more fiber and protein per serving than wheat pasta. On their own, soba noodles lack the B-vitamins and iron typically found in wheat pasta, but by pairing them with the crispy tofu, your meal will be nutritionally complete. Despite the name, buckwheat flour is naturally gluten-free. You can find store-bought varieties made from 100% buckwheat flour, but be sure to read the label if you're looking for gluten-free, because many are made with a mix of buckwheat and wheat flours.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Health & Happiness, One Bite at a Time!

It's a new year! A time for taking stock of our lives, and figuring out how to create the change we want for ourselves and our families. Food tends to be a big player in New Year's resolutions. But how do we craft resolutions and goals that are realistic and sustainable? Ones that won't be distant memories by Valentine's Day?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pumpkin Quesadillas

Photo courtesy of Purple Asparagus

We asked Melissa Graham (who has made helping kids eat better her life's work), why she thinks healthy eating is so important. It's a topic so near and dear to our hearts as well, and yet one that seems elusive and challenging for many folks these days. Here's what she had to say...