Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sweet Potato Fruit Salad

1 54 oz. can Bruce's Whole Yams
1-1/2 cup seedless grapes
3/4 cup sliced celery (1/2 inch slices)
6 tablespoons honey
2 cups pineapple chunks (drained)6 oranges (peeled, sectioned, seeded) 1
cup raisins
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 Tbsp. orange juice
3 cups pecans

In a large bowl, combine orange sections, Bruce's Yams, grapes, raisins,
celery, pineapple, and pecans. Blend cream cheese, honey and orange
juice in a second dish. Pour dressing over potato/fruit mixture and toss
to coat. Chill.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Child Friendly Cooking with Barefoot Books

Today I wanted to share with you a favorite book of mine from Barefoot Books.  The book is called "Kids Kitchen" and has 40 fun recipes for you and your kids to make.  

Kids' Kitchen

40 Fun and Healthy Recipes to Make and Share

Step into the kitchen for some child-friendly fun with food. The forty recipes in this colorful deck are based around the five main food groups, and offer a healthy and exciting way to learn about cooking.
Ages 8 and up
Written By: Fiona Bird
Illustrated By: Roberta Arenson

Bringing kids into the kitchen is a great way to share family time, learn and practice math & science facts and so much more all while making yummy and healthy treats and meals.

Barefoot Books also offers a great opportunity to work from home too!

Herb Seasoned Broccoli and Tomatoes

One of my daughters has become a vegetarian so I've been looking for recipes for her, she's 15.  I'll be sharing here.
1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

2 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped

Heat 1 inch water to boiling in a skillet. Add broccoli, heat to boiling. Boil 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside. In skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until hot. Remove skillet from heat, add broccoli and toss gently to coat.

Harvest Chicken Stew

Serves/Makes: 4

Difficulty Level: 3
Ready In: > 5 hrs
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in crockpot. Place sweet potatoes and apples over the top.
In a small bowl mix chicken broth, applesauce and spices. Pour over the chicken, potatoes and apples. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare the wild rice as directed on package.
Serve chicken stew over the wild rice.


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