Category Archives: Quick Cooking Tips

Quick Fish Jambalaya

We’ve all been there. You get the kids home from school and there’s about one hour tops before they are due back out at some activity or other. Today it was cub scouts but luckily I’d had the forethought (for … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Preppie Handbook, Chapter 1: Chopping

Preppie, as in kitchen prep, that is. A recent weekend evening saw the kids squirrelly and the dinner uncooked. Pan roasted John Dory with prosciutto and parsley sauce was on the menu. And two kids (4 year old Desmond and … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Rice Cooker

Today’s New York Times celebrates the multi-faceted appeal of the rice cooker and we couldn’t agree more. Admittedly we tend to stick to, well, rice when using ours but it consistently delivers with perfectly cooked non-glumpy rice – especially when … Continue reading

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Sauteeing Veg with Water

Cooking Brussels’ sprouts can be a bit of an ordeal. As we’ve discussed a lot on Gastrokid there’s nothing worse in our opinion than boiled and overcooked Brussels’. For that reason we like to half them and saute em with … Continue reading

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