Archive for the ‘Snacks’ Category

Roasting Chestnuts in an Oven or Toaster Oven – In Pictures

Just seeing fresh chestnuts in the store at this time of year brings back all kinds of memories to me – from seeing and smelling them roast walking the streets of New York City on a cold winter night to cracking them open parked in front of a blazing fire in the living room with the whole family.

Roasting chestnuts is darn easy. Here are a few tips. Read more »

Brussels Sprouts Chips – Flavorful Alternative to Bagged Chips & All in Pictures

Brussels Sprouts ChipsBrussels sprouts chips are an excellent quick, flavorful, and much more nutritious alternative to commercially bagged chips.

Peeling Brussels Sprouts Leaves

The hardest part about making these great tasting chips – and it’s actually not hard at all; it just takes a little time – is peeling the sprout leaves as shown above. After that, it’s just add oil, broil & enjoy!

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Pistachio Pesto: Nutty, Herby, and All in Pictures

Pistachio PestoIf you like pistachios and basil or are already a big fan of pesto, you’ll love this recipe. As I mention on the first page of the step-by-step picture book recipe shown below you can get by clicking any picture on this page,…

Pistachio Pesto Picture Book Recipe

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Empowering Kids in the Kitchen with Kid-Friendly Quick & Easy Tuna Salad – All in Pictures

Kid-Friendly Tuna SaladThis quick & easy kid-friendly to make tuna salad is a great way to empower kids’s confident independence in kitchen because it requires only 3 ingredients, 3 pieces of equipment, and no cutting with a knife or even the use of a can opener if you buy cans of tuna with pull-tab tops as shown below.

Kid-Friendly Tuna Salad IngredientsClick any picture on this page for a complete, very colorful step-by-step picture book recipe.

Kid-Friendly Tuna Salad Picture Book Recipe



Avocado and Mango Salsa – All in Pictures

Avocado and Mango SalsaLast post showed how to cut a mango as easily and mess-free as possible. Here’s a great way to combine the “bite of tropical sunshine” fruit flavor of fresh mango with avocado, fresh cilantro, lime, garlic, red onion, and as much – or little – jalapeño pepper as you’d like to pack together an explosion of summertime flavor. Read more »

How to Make Hummus – All in Pictures

HummusLike I mentioned in the last post that showed how to cook dried garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), garbanzo beans/chickpeas are nut-like in flavor, versatile, meaning they can be used in all kinds of recipes, and are highly nutritious, especially regarding their protein and fiber content. Read more »

Baked Kale Chips – Flavorful, Nutritious, and All in Pictures

Baked Kale ChipsI don’t know what you chose for your new year’s resolutions, but I did see online that losing weight, getting fit, and eating more healthy foods are 3 of the top 10 resolutions people make. I know from personal experience those 3 resolutions are about the toughest for anyone to start let alone maintain for any meaningful period of time because they involve lifestyle change, which means changing the way we’ve become comfortable living – even if that comfort means doing things that are not at all good for our body and our minds. Read more »

New Short Guacamole and White Bean Recipe Video & Updated Picture Book Recipe

Guacamole with White BeansJust posted a new short video that shows how to make guacamole with white beans, which both tastes great and provides a beneficial blast of dietary fiber.

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Kid-Friendly Power Cinnamon Toast – All in Pictures

Kid-Friendly Power Cinnamon Toast

This plain or power cinnamon toast step-by-step picture book is a great, very easy way to help empower kids in the kitchen and keep them powered up for a good sustained energy burn.

Here’s all it takes to put it together – and, as always, there are just suggested ingredients. Let your – and your kids’s – imaginations run.

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