Monthly Archives: March 2009

Gastrokid’s Top Ten Tips For Cooking With Your Kids

The more you encourage your kids to participate in the pleasures of cooking healthy and delicious food, the more they’ll understand and love what they eat. After 7 years of cooking with our kids and chronicling the thrills and spills … Continue reading

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Shark Attack

It’s seldom that we use convenience foods at Gastrokid Headquarters Los Angeles, but we’re suckers for Pamela’s gluten-free baking and pancake mix. It’s 24 ounces of instant waffles or pancakes ready for your Gastrokid interpretations. My wife likes to add … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Logo Makes Its Mark at the EU

Whatever your reaction was to the head of the European Union’s recent comments on Obama’s stimulus plan, one thing remains clear: the Gastrokid logo is changing the color palette of the little signs they stick on the podiums. —Hugh

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Is Your Careful Cuisine Making Your Kid Fat?

That's the question posed in this week's London Observer. In an article guaranteed to generate angst in households across the UK and titled, "The middle-class myth of healthy eating", the Observer highlights salt as as a catalyst for obesity whatever … Continue reading

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Seitan Unseen: Vegan Dumplings a la Goop.com

At Gastrokid HQ LA (and Gastrokid HQ UK for that matter) we tend to be into your old fashioned whole foods like rice, beans, fresh vegetables, and ethically raised/sourced animal protein. So seitan, that meatlike soy-based substitute was a bit … Continue reading

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It’s Like Brown Butter, Baby

The wonderful thing about a balanced approach to feeding your family is that you and your kids can have a little bit of everything if you make a point of mixing it up. Whole wheat pasta one night balances rich … Continue reading

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Fast Family Meal: Tuna Ragu With Shells

At gastrokid we’re always looking for ways to get some good lean protein into our meals, for both the good of the kids and the parents. Here’s a pasta sauce that uses canned tuna (Italian, ideally) in an otherwise standard … Continue reading

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Breakfast as Dinner – Cream Free Spaghetti Carbonara

There’s a reason that bacon and eggs continue to find favour with everyone from toddlers to teeters the world over. It’s the ultimate morning comfort food so why should it also give joy at other times in the day. Well, … Continue reading

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2 Minute Egg and Vegetable Coquette

For every real-world-inspired, intricately crafted, triple-checked, easily-executed, groggy-parent tested recipe you’ll find in our forthcoming Gastrokid Cookbook: Feeding a Foodie Family in a Fast Food World, (pre-order it on amazon) you can count on gastrokid.com to give you a near … Continue reading

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Satay Chicken with Sauteed Chestnut Mushrooms, Red Pepper and Bok Choy

This is one of the make-it-up as you go along Gastrokid recipes that always seem fine to Hugh and I but, understandably, has driven our very patient Gastrokid book editor and copyeditor to the point of distraction. To them I … Continue reading

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