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Edit: the original title was "What are some tips on cooking with children?" but it was edited so my 1st part is no longer relevant. If you mean cooking and children happen to be near: Keep them away from anything sharp or hot Don't let handles of pans or utensils hang over the edge of the counter Make sure they aren't in your path when you are doing ...


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The best advice I ever got was something surprisingly unintuitive (for me at least) but very helpful: treat them like adults. Don't assume in advance that they won't like the way something tastes, but respect that preference when they don't. The number of seemingly-challenging foods my daughter has turned out to love is amazing; likewise, once I stopped ...


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You have four immediate options as I see it: Lightly season the chili, remove a portion for your child, then season the rest to your liking Lightly season the chili, then serve it with additional accompaniments to adjust it to your liking (eg, hot sauces) Season the chili to your liking, but serve it with something to help cut the flavor for the child ...


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Chili flavor doesn't necessarily mean heat, there are varieties that are mild but won't add heat. What is sold as chili powder in most places is medium heat variety, but you can use any ground chili. Paprika is a chili powder, as are ground chillis of any variety such as ancho, chipotle, tabasco, hungarian wax pepper, etc. So you can make chili with whatever ...


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That bit of the Wikipedia article is unsourced, but Health Canada confirms and says that spores may be present even in pasteurized honey. (I never would have thought that.) I wouldn't expect the cooking of the crackers to damage the spores significantly more than the pasteurization. I can't say for sure that there will be live spores in the crackers, but ...


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You could use a plastic syringe (without the needle obviously), which can usually be found at cake stores and such. Where I come from there's a chocolate shop that sells plastic syringes filled with chocolate for kids. On the other hand, the extended plunger may take up too much room. In that case, maybe a test-tube sort of thing with a plastic top to ...


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Pamela's at http://www.pamelasproducts.com/products/baking-mixes/ makes a great non-gluten crust. I even added more coconut flour to it and mixed it in the food processor for a sweet potato pie. It came out firm and tasty. Also baked it first then added the filling and baked it again. If you add more flour you might want to add a little more salt but I like ...


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You say "toddler" and not "infant", which leads me to believe that you"re referring to a child that's at least one. At least in Canada, the honey prohibition is only for children sub 12 months. In which case, yes, it is safe to feed a toddler honey. Either way, lots of sugar in Graham crackers. Try panko; my kids love It crusted on pretty much anything.


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We have both of Mollie Katzen's books for kids, Pretend Soup and Honest Pretzels. The recipes are decent and the layout really works for younger kids. An 11 year old might find them too basic, though.


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I was able to find a few options just by searching amazon. Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes is highly rated and has recommendations there. Vegetarian Kids' Cookbook is a soon to be released (Oct. 16, 2010) cookbook that seems promising. I don't have kids, nor am I a vegetarian, so I can't exactly attest to the quality of these. At least you have an ...


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Just make sure, for safety or other reasons, that they are always being watched, or they can't reach anything alone. I once had simple side of cooked spinach ruined with a lethal dose of salt, because (we suspect) the 5 year old wanted to "help."


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I always go with my gut in these situations, so scraping it off is probably a good idea. If the green was not really dark and moldy looking, or really soft in comparison to the rest of the flesh, it could be that it just wasn't fully ripe yet in that area. Either way, you're planning on cooking the squash, correct? I believe that this would be perfectly ...


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OK, so breakfast first. Breakfast for kids should have protein and fats, so foods like cheese, eggs, and yogurt are the way to go. Sour cream is good. Beans are also good. It sounds like you're in the southwest maybe, in which case something like huevos rancheros would be a great combination! A ham and cheese omelette with a dollop of sour cream would be a ...


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Smoothies would be a great breakfast, snack, or dessert! You can put in a lot of healthy things that would add different nutrients. The nice thing about smoothies is that the other ingredients can mask certain tastes, too. For adding fats, try adding coconut oil or coconut milk, peanut butter or other nut butter, avocado, or even some other oil that you ...


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Nuts have a high fraction of monounsaturated fat. 100 grams (3.5 oz) of almonds, for example, contains just under 50 grams of fat, and just under 4 grams of that is saturated fat. See this wikipedia entry, citing data from the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Nuts are generally high in fibre, vitamins and other nutrients. If you were ...


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I also feel hungry at night if I don't get enough fat in my carbohydrate containing meals. I believe the suggestions below are also healthier (though many people will disagree): An easy way to fix a dish like rice is to cook it in coconut milk. If I eat pasta, I make sure the sauce has plenty of fat and meat; for example, I would make macaroni and cheese ...


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There are places that sell long, narrow plastic bags. I don't know what thickness of bag wall you'd need so there wasn't liklihood of premature rupture in transport, though. There might be other places where you could get lots of less than 1000, so you're not stuck with them if they don't work.


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Ensure that children are careful near boiling water Put up cooking items up when done with them



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