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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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A week without eating – what do you miss?

This post is for parents only – Gastrokids need not apply! So there’s a reason why I haven’t posted anything for nearly 10 days – I didn’t eat anything for five days last week. Instead I followed the sage advice … Continue reading

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When It’s Not About the Food but More About the Meal

Dylan has a new best friend….well, a son to be exact….a duck called Quacky (what you expected some other name?). Quacky does everything every other sibling in the household does…and that includes taking part in family meals. Luckily for the … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Messy Food

My wife and I were having a deep discussion this weekend (well about as deep as it gets when there are two under fives running riot at home) about the messiest food we feed our kids. I thought cous cous….with … Continue reading

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Pica Kids’s Food: Is a Meal Spicy if You Don’t Tell Them It Is?

We all went out for an impromptu lunch today to a new Portuguese/Mediterranean joint in our neighbourhood. The adults ordered the Pollo Piri Piri – a fiery little number involving bell peppers and red chiles…..boy was it good. The Gastrokids … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part 4: Ate Way Better Than Usual

There are rules or, at the very least, principles, one aims at when feeding one’s kids at home (or at least at my home): judicious use of butter, minimal frying, a balanced plate in which fiber, lean protein, and good … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part Two: Pubs for Cubs

When me and the fam were in Ireland on summer vacation we had a few pub lunches, as one does when in Ireland. I must say, Americans have a thing or three to learn from the Irish when it comes … Continue reading

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What I Ate on My Summer Vacation, Part One: Blood (Pudding, that is)

The family and I just returned from vacation in Ireland, a place generally and somewhat unfairly not known for its culinary accomplishments. While at home we range the globe at the table, in Ireland we stuck with the local stuff: … Continue reading

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Slow Food For Thought From Carlo Petrini

I’m in London at the moment and had the opportunity to pop into a book party for Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini at a rocking little foodie store called the Natural Kitchen. Part Whole Foods, part Dean & Deluca, part … Continue reading

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Eating on Vacation

We just spent a week on the island of Mallorca and put our Gastrokids to the test of eating in a foreign land. They did pretty great. Every day we ventured to a new outdoor restaurant for a long two-hour … Continue reading

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