Thursday, April 1, 2010

Don't underestimate the Little Guy!

Everyone is doing it... Right? I mean... It's all the rage; getting your kids to eat healthy food. People everywhere are talking about the way children eat and how it affects them. If you saw Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC last Friday you got a glimpse of just how poorly some kids are eating. Our First Lady is on a mission to fight childhood obesity with her Let's Move campaign. It's not a joke, people; this is serious stuff!
so.... What's the problem? My sister Jill, my best friend Louise
and I are all chefs. Kale, asparagus, quinoa, parsley, tomatoes, avocado, lentils, beans, spinach and peas are all a regular... Yes, REGULAR part of their everyday diet.

I have been talking, talking, talking (easy for me...) to parents who are having a lot of trouble getting their kids to eat healthy food. So many parents are frustrated and so many kids are not eating well.
So... What are Chef Mamma's and parents of healthy eaters doing differently? I think one of most valuable tips is that we present our food, all food, with confidence! We love our yummy greens and we honestly don't see any reason why our babies shouldn't either!
WE BELIEVE "KID'S FOOD" IS REAL FOOD. By adjusting the texture NOT omitting entire food groups!
* From the start, we put greens in everything; a big handful of parsley in scrambled eggs, spinach in a quesadilla, grated zucchini mixed into brown rice, chopped (really chopped) up broccoli in ground turkey or lamb, avocado and tomato in quinoa.
* We lightly season our food and moisten it with extra virgin olive oil, or add fresh ricotta cheese or sour cream and Greek yogurt to smooth out textures.
* Use sweet potato or yam to sweeten it up a bit!

Above all... Keep an open mind and don't let go of your preconceived ideas get in the way of giving your babies the amazing gift of a healthy fresh start!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ladies and Gents,
We got a great response from the little disposable bowls we used to serve you samples at the Women's Conference. We mentioned that we would post the vendor here on the blog. The company is called JB Prince, out of NYC. The closest link to match the bowls you had is here:
The bowls that we used seem to no longer be available, but these are also pretty great!

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Thanks again!

Photos from the Women's Conference

Thanks to all of our special friends that helped us make this such a success and those familiar faces that just aren't seen enough. But when we do cross paths, its so wonderful to share a hug and call you, friend.

The recipes for the 3 salads will be posted soon! Stay tuned...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Last weekend seemed like a whirlwind! Jewels and Jill were scurrying around being mothers, wives, and of course, chefs. Saturday check list was grocery shopping and Sunday was chopping A LOT of food into little pieces in preparation for the Women's Conference this past Monday.

Well, perhaps we should backtrack for a second and note that Jewels' body decided to play against her last week, which lead her into an emergency outpatient surgery. Therefore, thank goodness for family!! Jill really was a powerhouse over the weekend, leading much of it on her own, "... as my sister laid on the couch and just bossed me around."

All in good spirits, they were still chopping on Monday morning when I arrived. One of their 'smart ideas' is creating your checklist right on the stainless steel wall [Dry erase marker]. For Jewels, this is right along the wall of the stove. This gives her easy access while keeping things visually fresh in her mind.

We left early Monday afternoon. Destination: Long Beach Convention Center. We were all so impressed with what an amazing event this is. More to come...


Sunday, October 25, 2009


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CA Women's Conference - TOMORROW!

We are so excited to be a part of this year's CA Women's Conference, hosted by Maria Shriver. Jill and I will be speaking tomorrow night at 7:35 p.m. if you will be attending.
A book signing will follow from 8-9:00 p.m. for us as well. We would love to see you there!

If you can't make it this year or you would like to learn more about this amazing event, please see the link below. Its a wonderful opportunity to hear some wonderful women speak on being an architect for change in our world.

A special note from the conference:

We'll be webcasting LIVE from our site starting TUESDAY OCTOBER 27th at 8:00 AM PDT. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers and watch together!

Beginning on MONDAY, OCTOBER 26th, be sure to check out our new LIVE FROM THE CONFERENCEpage where you'll find all of our latest speaker interviews, video highlights, blogs and behind-the-scenes photos. We'll bring you all new Top Tips from A DAY OF TRANSFORMATION speakers and the happenings at NIGHT AT THE VILLAGE.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

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