Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Feed their Minds...

Part of our mission statement is hunting, gathering and bundling all things creative and cool, and this definitely encompasses the the wonderful world of food! Eating at restaurants as well as cooking at home for children has evolved over the years; case in point, the many strollers parked outside trendy eateries in neighborhoods everywhere. Exposing children to creativity, adventure and inventiveness is a passion we share with authors Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans of the newly released Gastrokid cookbook. Their collection of recipes provide speedy, simple renditions of foodie favorites that are kid-tested, healthful, organic and sustainable. Their own families were the lucky test audience for recipes such as: Grilled Corn Salad, Cauliflower Puree, Tuscan Steak for Toddlers and our favorite: Gnudi (inspired by a bundle favorite, The Spotted Pig restaurant in NYC). Get this great book and check out their website: http://customcom.typepad.com/gastrokid/ for updates on what they've been whipping up for their little ones in the meantime!

We also believe in expanding kid's tastebuds by incorporating multiple variations of everyday items into meals and talking about their differences (i.e. types of cheeses, tomatoes, potatoes, etc.). This month's Bon Appetit listed some interesting Root Beers from all over the country. Apparently Root Beer is cool again, hooray! Someone please invite us to a BYO - Root Beer tasting party pronto!

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