Jeremy’s take on kale

Boiled dressing = easy and delicious!

Kale with pears, pomegranate and boiled dressing = easy and delicious!

I’ve been busy with family in the midst of a big move and exotic holidays. So Vinny has been on sabbatical!

But I saw this cute cartoon on Kathy Man’s blog the other day and Jeremy made me laugh. Maybe you’ll like it too :).

 

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Jeremy might even prompt you to have a look at Vinny’s earlier posts on kale. One (in the photo at the top) is an easy salad with a tasty boiled dressing.

Another combines kale with coconut oil… and chocolate! How can you go wrong? Just be sure to follow the technique, or the kale chips could end up looking and tasting like wet noodles, swimming in squid ink. Oh no!

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Make chocolate chips from the notorious kale using some extra healthy coconut oil.

As Jeremy points out, Kale is often not the most popular kid on the block. But with a few tips, it can be delicious. Do Jeremy’s mom a favor. Forward this link on to her, so maybe she can learn how to make kale in ways even a teenager might like!

Friendly fiber… When things go wrong, move on

Make magic with prunes

Make magic with prunes

Study Guide to Cook Up A Story

CHAPTER 4

Chapter 4 of the print version of Cook Up A Story  is all about fiber… a sometimes distasteful subject. The story, Prune Puff,  doesn’t disappoint. It’s all about how ridiculously wrong things can go in the kitchen, when Clark tries to come up with a good science project. But you can do better than Clark. Follow Vinny’s simple recipe and concoct a delicious light luscious delectable cake… full of healthy fiber. Then, test your food science know-how. Take a quiz on fiber and do an experiment on the ingredient that puffs cakes up – baking powder.

The story underlines how important it is to label foods carefully. And not just in your own kitchen. All processed foods we buy have to be labeled. Vinny shows us how to understand the information on food labels.  Everybody can take a minute to refresh their know-how in this area – so important! More

Vinny’s first give-away garners bouquets from Singapore

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Happiness often slips in through a door you never knew you left open. That’s my calendar’s message this morning, and it’s proving true in many ways. Here’s one example. Vinny’s pleased to announce that his first attempt at a give-away is all tidied up. His prize, a copy of his book, goes global! More

Angel Cake Nightmares

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Isla inspects our ingredients

I always thought that if a kid can read, he can cook. However, as I get more and more into cooking, I’m learning it ain’t necessarily so. The watchful eye of a parent, or anybody at all who knows what they’re doing, is a wonderful thing.

Now that he’s seven, my pal Will is reading gang-busters. So shouldn’t he be able to cook? Try this easy recipe with your literate youngster and see for yourself. More

Something’s fishy…

Pee-yew!

Pee-yew!

If you hate smelling up your kitchen, don’t let that stop you from enjoying the deliciousness of  fresh or fresh-frozen fish. Just cook it on the barbecue, outside! It’s easy for every day and delicious enough for any special occasion.

Fish is full of those hard to come by but oh so important omega-3 fatty acids. They are important, first, because More

eGgs and veG… Happy Easter, Breakfast!

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Humpty on the half shell

“What experiments are we doing, today, Vinny?’ asks Will, poking his head into my basket of vegs.

“SO many ways to cook eggs for breakfast,” says Vinny with glee. “Today, we’re going to try three of them.” More

The latke who couldn’t stop screaming – a Christmas story

Let’s make a latke!

I dare you to read The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming without immediately jumping up to make a Latke. More

It’s March 14th… Happy Pi day!

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Happy Pi day – 3.14 (March 14)

Food is so much fun! You know what pie looks like and how it tastes (yummy!). Now (thanks to College Humor Video) you can hear what Pi sounds like, to 32 decimal places! Maybe you’ll also start to see just how magical math can be.  Why don’t you settle  yourself  down with a lovely piece of  Pi, then sit back and  listen to it?

Girly breakfast

Got any more of these babies?

It’s tough being a girl. Today’s media-hyped culture is swamped with images of beauty. These portrayals often reflect malice or self-focus. More

Groan!

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Bottoms up!

A recipe for fun:

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end. More

Story time… Fast-food fight!

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Mary-Kate and Ashley’s favorite Chinese restaurant is being put out of business. Once people eat across the street at Quick Food, they can’t help going back there for more. But why? More

From the super to the just plain silly

Just finished thumbing through two recent books from the library. Both are on cooking for children. Thumbs up on one, and as for the other, I’m still shaking my head. More

Santa deserves a tasty snack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLrFfQ8U1aw

Cookies usually make kids feel better. But maybe the cookies see things differently? Check out the video, brought to my attention by Nina. With Cook Up A Story, you can make some healthy cookies that scream to be eaten!    :)

Thanks, You-Tube

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