Monthly Archives: April 2009

From rescued Korean food dinner party to kiddie-friendly leftovers

We were having a dinner party last weekend – strictly grownups only. The plan was simple: spend more time with friends and less time in the kitchen by ordering take out from our local Korean restaurant (the only one in … Continue reading

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Dough! Gastrokid Converts From Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods Pizza Dough

After years of a passive acceptance of Trader Joe’s pizza dough as our weekly convenience dough, we have wholeheartedly converted to being boosters and eaters of Whole Foods fresh pizza dough. The ingredient list is about 1/7th the length of … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Eats Up Apples in Stereo and Robbert Bobbert

Gastrokid can not live on bread alone, which is why we went to the most awesome Los Angeles Times Festival of books at UCLA this gorgeous LA weekend to check out the booths and see, at the suggestion of a … Continue reading

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Greeno Bambino to the Kid’s Kitchen Rescue

And other places as well. Green Bambino, a self-described "online retail destination offering parents, parents-to-be, friends and family a highly edited selection of exclusively non-toxic products for kids" (okay…a bit of a mouthful) has a great line in… safe sippy … Continue reading

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Sea Beet….and Eat!

Here we go again in the wild and wacky world of tasty, leafy greens. This time we stumbled upon Sea Beet (a cross between spinach and Swiss chard) at our local farmer’s market. Assured that Sea Beet (so named because … Continue reading

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Sauteed Julienned Broccoli

My friend and colleague the Foodinista recently raved about Nancy Silverton’s slow cooked broccoli recipe, admitting it wooed even her, a broccoli agnostic. She posted about it on her excellent blog The Foodinista. I’m anything but a broccoli agnostic, probably … Continue reading

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Tamara Davis’s Peanut Noodles

Thanks to’s heads up about Tamara Davis’s website, my wife has extended her infinite exploration of super healthy family cooking into the vegan recipes therein. She dished up her own version of the Peanut Noodles here, with a dash … Continue reading

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Recipe for a Salad Sandwich

Having a four year old who is quite selective in his tastes (called a “picky-eater” by some, tho at Gastrokid we don’t see that as a negative term, just a dietary and culinary challenge), we need to come up with … Continue reading

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Fried Quinoa With Egg, Scallions, and Sesame Seeds

The folks at the Williamsburg Brooklyn mini-Empire Marlow and Sons (and Diner, and Bonita) put out an excellent quarterly magazine called Diner Journal that reminds me of why I first started working in publishing some 15 years ago (the awesome … Continue reading

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Asparagus Meets Daylight Savings Time

5:48 pm on a Sunday. 2 bunches of local pencil asparagus. 1/3 cup water. 1 pinch of salt. 7 minutes in closed pan over medium high flame. 1 drizzle of olive oil. 1 side dish. 4 happy people. 2 hours … Continue reading

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