Guest Column: Kids Cooking Green by Joy McCallum, MS, RD, LDN Did you know that preschoolers in the Kids Cooking Green (KCG) class at Community Nursery School this fall discovered that “Tofu is tasty!” and “Red Peppers are my favorite food in the whole wide WORLD”? They also ate over 30 fruits and vegetables over a 9 week period! Other highlights included making Halloween ‘skeletons’ with cut vegetables and a rainbow with different colored fruits and vegetables. Involving kids in food preparation may help them become more adventurous eaters who are willing to try new foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Kids as young as preschool age can help in the kitchen in Continue Reading
Spring Recipe: Chopped Chicken Cashew Salad Ingredients: 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 4 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage or slaw mix 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage or slaw mix 1 cup shredded carrots 1 small mango (about 8 oz.), peeled, pitted and sliced 1/3 cup cilantro leaves 1/3 cup chopped scallion greens Salt and pepper 12 ounces chopped cooked skinless chicken (about 2 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup cashews, toasted Yield: Serves: 4 Preparation: 1. In a serving bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, lime and orange juices, sesame and canola oils, soy sauce and crushed Continue Reading
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak Publishers Weekly 06/30/2014 Actor Novak’s expert sense of comic timing is on full display in his first picture book, which, true to its title, only contains words on a white background. Different font types, sizes, and colors signal important changes in tone and voice to whomever is reading the story aloud (and the book’s jokes rely on a readaloud setting). “It might seem like no fun to have someone read you a book with no pictures,” Novak writes early in the book, his words set in a black serif font that all but demands a serious, James Earl Jones–style voice-over. Then the Continue Reading

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