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The Gastrokid Scamp of Approval: Smitten Kitchen’s Birthday Cake

This week’s Gastrokid Scamp of Approval goes to longtime blogger couple Smitten Kitchen for their awesome recipe for bday cake. It’s classic, iconic, platonic ideal of a two layer yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. In this age of … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Market Report: Summer Blueberries

You go through life thinking you understand things. Like blueberries. And then you eat Southern California blueberries in mid July from a farmer who knows what they’re doing. And then you understand what a blueberry can be. The Nicholas Family … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Media Blitz Rumbles to Life

…well, almost. Honestly, we couldn’t be more thrilled than by the Q and A that appears in the August issue of one of our very favorite magazines, Cookie. It’s pegged to our forthcoming cookbook and is on page 30 of … Continue reading

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Introducing Gastrokid’s Fast Family Meal Recipe Tweets

Dear Gastromoms and dads. Sign up for our twitter feed for daily (or nearly daily, depending on our families’ schedules) for realtime dinnertime (or lunchtime or snack-time or restaurant-time or farmer’s market-time) reports from Gastrokid US and UK HQ. Admittedly … Continue reading

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High-Heat Roasted Vegetables

This is one of those master recipes that will serve you throughout your life, with kids at the table or not. You see, if you take just about any vegetable with a seasonal vibe (butternut squash, potato, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, … Continue reading

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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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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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Quinoa Chickpea Marinara (and yogurt?)

Here’s a meatless recipe in the spirit of our week of eating virtually no meat inspired by Do The Green Thing’s Easy On The Meat Campaign (tho admittedly my day job has required the consumption of pork buns, some new … Continue reading

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Easy on the Meat week at Gastrokid

We're big fans of Do the Green Thing, a cool site, blog, nay full-on social experience that aims to help educate and inspire about seven simple ways to live a greener life. One of those simple ways is a mini-culinary … Continue reading

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