Jul 24 2011

strassburger cookie

So here it is an all time favorite cookie recipe, the Strassbuger cookie, that I decided to add cardamom to about 16 years ago. I fell in love with the delicate crumb of the cookie, and that sweet scent of Cardamom that fills the air long after they are finished baking. Yep that’s it, as close as you’re going to get to Heaven on Earth…. You can pipe the things out, but I sometimes like to roll the dough into logs, and slice it so I get my cookies quicker.

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Jul 20 2011

bulgur wheat salad

In order to achieve an ‘al dente’ texture, boiling water is poured over the grains and allowed to steep. Apply the marinade while the grains are still warm – which allows for more flavor absorption.

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Jul 16 2011

stewed chicken

A typical Belizean meal consists of stewed chicken with rice and beans, served with potato salad, and a fried plantain. You have to taste it to belize it.

This recipe calls for Recado rojo or achiote past, a popular Mayan blend of spices. It usually includes annatto, Mexican oregano, cumin, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, allspice, garlic, and salt. The annatto seeds dye the mixture red, and this gives the stewed chicken its distinctive red hue.

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Jul 13 2011

7 Nutrients Even Healthy Kids Miss

Gina, who blogs over at Feed Our Families, has always fed her two kids a healthy diet — and they eat well, too. That’s why her pediatrician recommended she pass on the multivitamin. But after her youngest was chronically tired and sick, she had his nutrient levels checked. To her surprise he was anemic and deficient in vitamin D.

The moral of the story? Even kids who eat healthy are vulnerable to nutrition deficits. That’s why we are addressing the nutrients children are most likely to be short on — and why. Sometimes supplements are needed but many times tweaks in the diet are all it takes.

In this post we’re looking at the research to determine “nutrients of concern” for kids of all ages. And we have 7 winners (or should I say, losers):

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