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Tamara Davis’s Peanut Noodles

Thanks to Goop.com’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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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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Shark Attack

It’s seldom that we use convenience foods at Gastrokid Headquarters Los Angeles, but we’re suckers for Pamela’s gluten-free baking and pancake mix. It’s 24 ounces of instant waffles or pancakes ready for your Gastrokid interpretations. My wife likes to add … Continue reading

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Seitan Unseen: Vegan Dumplings a la Goop.com

At Gastrokid HQ LA (and Gastrokid HQ UK for that matter) we tend to be into your old fashioned whole foods like rice, beans, fresh vegetables, and ethically raised/sourced animal protein. So seitan, that meatlike soy-based substitute was a bit … 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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Breakfast as Dinner – Cream Free Spaghetti Carbonara

There’s a reason that bacon and eggs continue to find favour with everyone from toddlers to teeters the world over. It’s the ultimate morning comfort food so why should it also give joy at other times in the day. Well, … Continue reading

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2 Minute Egg and Vegetable Coquette

For every real-world-inspired, intricately crafted, triple-checked, easily-executed, groggy-parent tested recipe you’ll find in our forthcoming Gastrokid Cookbook: Feeding a Foodie Family in a Fast Food World, (pre-order it on amazon) you can count on gastrokid.com to give you a near … Continue reading

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Satay Chicken with Sauteed Chestnut Mushrooms, Red Pepper and Bok Choy

This is one of the make-it-up as you go along Gastrokid recipes that always seem fine to Hugh and I but, understandably, has driven our very patient Gastrokid book editor and copyeditor to the point of distraction. To them I … Continue reading

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