Category Archives: The Gastrokids

Japchae the Day After

Here’s a dinner party dish that makes perfect leftover for slightly “tired and emotional” parents to serve up as a family meal the next day. As I mentioned before, the recipe is taken from the Dok Suni cookbook and fits … 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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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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Chocolate Strawberries – Dessert for Little Princes and Princesses

Strawberry season is still a few months away in this northern clime but we scored some really tasty imported fruit this weekend and asked Dylan and Zelda what they’d do to make them into a special treat? Neither ice cream … Continue reading

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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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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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