Monthly Archives: June 2009

Donut Peaches: The Perfect Stone Fruit Snack

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been buying just about every stone fruit variety imaginable at our farmer’s market here Los Angeles: dinosaur plums, dapple dandies, white nectarines, peaches, pluots, apricots… with full knowledge that the season will pass … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Scamp of Approval: Henckels Miyabi Santoku

To keep your kids happy in the kitchen and the dinner table, you’ve got to allow some wicked fun for yourself. My most recent culinary joy has come from prepping dinner with my awesome Japanese-made Henckels Santoku, which gets this … Continue reading

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Fresh Greens on the Grill

It's getting warm over here in Wales and so the thought of cooking inside in a non-air-conditioned house is particularly unappealing. Because of that I decided to experiment with cooking a whole meal on the grill. Sure the pork loin … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Cookbook: Haloumi and Mint

This might be my all-time favorite way to cook eggplant. The tender and slender smallish Japanese eggplant is the least bitter of varieties, and the honey only makes it more kid-friendly. Haloumi is that steaklike Greek cheese that won’t melt … Continue reading

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Spicy chorizo frittata or muesli?

That's the global breakfast survey being conducted on one of the Guardian blogs today. The writer takes in global morning food from South America to New Zealand and, perhaps not surprisingly, still prefers a good old full English Breakfast including … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Cookbook: Heirloom Tomato, Burrata, and Basil Salad

This is the king of Caprese salads, that wonderful Italian invention that combines fresh mozzarella and perfect summer produce. Luckily we live in the era of heirloom tomatoes, which means we’ve got color and flavor on demand in the summer … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Cookbook Recipe – Roasted Broccolini

Super fresh broccolini is skinnier and more tender than standard broccoli and does best with this technique. It’s a handy side dish to throw in the oven while you’re cooking a pizza: they both roast at the same temperature. Makes … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Homemade Gatorade

The convenience stores of the world are awash in gatorade. Fructose-heavy, overpriced, landfill-filling. And the new favorite drink of 4 year old Desmond after a friend took him to 7-11 on a post-gymnastic snack trip. I explained to him, in … Continue reading

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Boiled Egghead-ache

When I was three I swallowed and choked on a piece of shell of a soft-boiled egg. No great drama, I survived just fine but it did sort of put me off soft-boiled eggs….soldiers or no soldiers. And I'd kind … Continue reading

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A Week Without Food Year 2

You may have noticed that it's been a little quiet around Gastrokid HQ this past week. Part of the reason is that I've been undertaking my annual week without food detox diet courtesy of Madal Bal and a whole load … Continue reading

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