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Interview of a 4-year old

By on May 15, 2015

This year, my participation for Food Revolution Day will not be a recipe but an amazing interview I did of my mini-superhero!  Everyday, he amazes me with his comments about food, remarks about what he observes and questions about our bodies.  He is so curious and we love it!

A few notes about this video:
– We are so proud that he understood the concept of indulging once in a while but being healthy is a priority!
– I am the one asking the questions and it was as natural as possible since I communicate with him ONLY in French!
– I did NOT tell him to say something in particular, we just chatted for 15 minutes in front of the camera!
– I did questioned him in a way to get him to repeat some sentences he has said in the past.

A few ideas that he says a lot but did not express:
– He loves to cook/help with his parents in the kitchen
– His younger sister is following his footsteps!

Finally…
– Introducing any food as soon as they started solid food  has been a key in the developement of their palate!  I am so proud that they eat EVERYTHING!

The recipe is referring for the Kale salad is this one! He loved it!
Cranberries-Walnuts kale salad with goat cheese dressing

As for the real food and the pizza, the kids loves when we make it and they customize theirs. The recipe is here.

Mini Caprese pizza

 

Thank you for watching the video and TEACH YOUR KIDS, GET THEM INVOLVED and do not find bad excuses, yes you can be HEALTHY in your busy mom life!

Last year, I wrote a few articles for Food Revolution 2014:
Grow your food
 Get them involve: Meat balls with the mini-chef
 Healthy dinner on week days, yes! Pecan-crusted chicken
 Healthy snack: Creamy avocado dip
 Fruity Smoothie and Healthy rasberry muffins

 

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Classic French brioche

By on September 12, 2014

The sweet taste of the buttery pull apart bread is so irresistible.   You have one bite, you are still chewing that you go for the second bite already.  That good.  I love it for breakfast too, with some (more) butter spread on it and some fig jam from my Maman.

I would share the bread and I have, it was a success.   I made some more.  But the jam…. No no, not negotiable.  It is gold and strategically portion until the next French visits and can get some more for me from my mom.

Braided bread or brioche

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Mastering the art of bread

By on August 7, 2014

What is it that is homemade and totally melt your heart?  Something that has a special place in your heart.   For me, it is the smell of homemade bread in the kitchen, the warm bread in my hands, a piece of butter melting on it.  How about that?

In France, a baker is called an Artisan Boulanger.  Artisan is someone that creates with their hand, a skilled person.   In fact, making bread is not that easy and there are sooo many different ones.

I managed to make a pretty good one that I am sure your family will love having on the table.  I made individual balls, one on each hand of the table, so everybody gets a piece.  It was enough for 2 adults and the 2 young kids.

authentic bread balls

 I made it the other day for a family dinner and got the bread out of the oven just in time for the plateau de fromage, the cheese platter.   The brie in the warm bread was just a delight.

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Small bites for mini fingers with some baby corn bread

By on February 19, 2014

My little baby will be entering Junior kindergarten next September…  I know it is part of life, baby grows.  As a Maman, it just seems so fast, so unreal.  It feels like yesterday I was holding him for the first time!  I am getting emotional here!

What I really wanted to share with you is that I am starting to gather ideas and recipes that will fit his lunch bag and keeping in mind that it needs to be peanut-free.

I made this corn bread and cooked it in mini muffin pans. It makes perfect little bites for the kids and even for the parents to go with a soup, like the creamy butternut squash soup or a summer salad.

Corn bread bites

I had to work on my recipe as I found it to dry and too blend. This one is perfectly moist and I used big grains of salt which adds some crunchy. I love it!

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