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healthy herbs

17 May

photo-36In honor of Food Revolution Day, we would like to inspire our readers to go out there and plant something edible!

Planting fresh herbs in Spring is a satisfying experience for both adults and children alike.

Getting your hands in the soil, being outdoors and absorbing some unintentional exercise provides a host of benefits.

Planting your very own herbs not only give you a sense of satisfaction, but they also provide great nutrition and flavor to various dishes.

We recently had the opportunity to plant herbs and flowers at one our schools, and the children had a blast!

We first roughed up the soil, removed rocks and roots, finding worms, grubs and slugs along the way, then we dug some holes, and pressed our flowers and herbs into the soil. We finished off with a nice watering session to satiate the plants’ thirst, then cleaned up.

The students were so excited to see the finished product, while also having thoroughly enjoyed the process.

As the soil warms, and the sun shines, take this time to plant something in the soil. There is no better time than now!

food quote inspiration

13 Mar

Jamie-Oliver-3From the man whose Food Revolution is raising awareness worldwide, comes a wonderful quote that we hope will inspire you to do some home-cooking with your children.

“I love roasting because you can give it love, get it in the oven and go and play with the kids or whatever you’ve got to do, and then hours later you’ve got a lovely dinner.” – Jamie Oliver

Spring is coming, so get as much as you can out of your oven before we turn to lighter, brighter ingredients and methods of preparation.

Here’s a collection of our blog recipes involving roasting:

And don’t forget to get involved in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on May 17th!

Photo courtesy of chocotheclown.com

reading list

1 Mar

5854949486_c609ecd2eeThe food revolution of our time has been well underway, and with the proliferation of food information many insightful books have bloomed.

We are here to share with you some of our staff favorites, hoping that our list may inspire a food revolution in you, or in your community.

What food related books have inspired you?
Photo courtesy of whitneyinchicago

National School Lunch Week and the food revolution at home

13 Oct

Thank you Michael Pollan, for spreading the word about school lunch. Being aware of all the so-called “food” that is being served to our children at many schools across the country, inspires the food revolution we feel so strongly about. Making a difference in this generation’s lives is what inspires our work on a daily basis. The food revolution is what it is, and grows or not, because of all of our small daily actions to make it so – to make a substantial difference.

We are all a part of this revolution when we do simple wonderful things, such as shopping at our local farmer’s markets, cooking together and sitting down as a family for a shared meal, or growing a garden, no matter how small. Imagine your child getting ready to move into his or her own home, and having as a priority a sunny spot for something to grow, and a proper kitchen to make daily magic happen. Imagine all children all over the country caring about where their food comes from, with an understanding that a farmer’s plight is our own.

It’s sometimes difficult for healthy food to compete with the insane amount of advertising that children are bombarded with every day for unhealthy “treats”.   There are no cartoon characters dancing to a broccoli jingle, no toy prize at the bottom of a bunch of kale.  Nevertheless, in our cafeterias, kids are trying broccoli and kale and loving it. If we eat it with enthusiasm, make it together, and share it up without pressure, even the most timid of eaters, eventually can find their way to eating vegetables.

This is the season of plenty, if you are in Brooklyn this Saturday, consider attending the Field-to-Fork Culinary Festival at Borough Hall, October 15 from 11:30am – 3pm. There will be tastings from local food restaurants to benefit Seeds in the Middle, a pilot project in Crown Heights to help residents improve their diets. Tickets are $35 for six plates of food in advance from Tastes of Brooklyn, $45 at the event.