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Nibble with Willow: A Wholesome Animated Show Teaching Kids the Joy of Cooking and Nutrition

Series is part of a play-based nutrition program for preschool and elementary students Oct. 10, 2023 In an era where children’s programming is in search of fresh innovation, a new animated series, Nibble with Willow, is set to captivate young audiences and inspire healthy eating habits nationwide. Created by FamilyCook Productions, a pioneer in culinary…
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In Sync With Nature: How Eating Seasonally Supports Child Nutrition

We live in an environment where child nutrition often takes the back burner in favor of convenience, even when educational programs designed to encourage healthy eating are in place. All too often, these programs are limited to the same narrow range of foods and fail to inspire lasting learning–but it doesn’t have to be that…
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Willow’s Kale Salad

Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients: Methods:

The Effective Virtual Teaching Kitchen: Why recorded videos fail to support behavior change

In the many rounds of assessing teaching kitchen curriculum for young children, adolescents and families over the past couple decades, our team at FamilyCook have observed that support from other participants is a key motivator for people to enact change. The support that participants provide to one another, suggestions they share for surmounting a range…
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Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti

Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti  Recipe by FamilyCook Productions  “Easy”  Prep Time: 10 minutes    I    Cook Time: 15 minutes  I    Makes: 4 servings  One of the best ways to make eating more fun is to add a bright color to your dish. This spaghetti with creamy pumpkin sauce is jam-packed with vitamin A to keep your immune…
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Ginger Pear Crisp

Ginger Pear Crisp  Recipe by FamilyCook Productions  “Moderate”  Prep Time: 15  minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes     Makes: 12 servings  Fruit crisps are always a welcome treat, but the combination of pears with ginger is a delicious fall twist on the usual berry or stone fruit crisps of summer, and the ubiquitous apple crisps that usher in…
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Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicose Recipe by Lynn Fredericks Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 4 servings Salad Ingredients: 2 heads Boston lettuce 3 eggs 1/2 lbs green beans 2 cans or jars of Italian tuna 1/2 container grape tomatoes 8 potatoes 1/2 cup Nicoise olives 3 tablespoons capers Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin…
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Thai Style Fish Chowder

Recipe by Lynn Fredericks  Prep Time: 25 minutes     Cook Time: 20 minutes     Makes: 16 tasting servings   Ingredients:  7 cups Chicken Broth  3 cloves Garlic  ½-inch piece Ginger  1 Thai Chili Pepper or Jalapeno, or Habanera/ Scotch Bonnet  1 Potato  1 box/bag frozen Lima Beans  1 ½ pounds White Fish Fillets or Cod, Sole, Halibut, etc.,   boneless, skinless  1 can Coconut Milk  3 ears Corn  1 ½-inch cube Tamarind (or liquid Tamarind concentrate to taste)  ½ bunch Cilantro   ½ bunch Asian Basil   ¼ bunch Mint  6 Kaffir Lime Leaves (optional) …
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Veggie Tacos

Recipe by Lynn Fredericks Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 medium eggplants 4 tablespoons (60 ml) olive oil, divided Sea salt 1 large onion 2 large cloves garlic 1 pound (455 g) tempeh 2 tablespoons (15 g) ancho chili powder 1 tablespoon (7.5 g) chipotle chili powder 1…
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Three Sisters Salad

Recipe by Lynn Fredericks, FamilyCook Productions Serves 4 INGREDIENTS · 1 medium zucchini · 1 ear sweet corn (raw or quickly blanched for 1 minute) · 1 can (15 ounces) of Goya small white beans or white cannellini beans cut in half, drained and rinsed · 15 grape or cherry tomatoes halved, or 2 vine…
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