How to Feed A Family

How to Feed A Family

The Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook

Book - 2013
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What could be more important to parents than a healthy, well-fed family? As two urban, working moms, Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh learned quickly how challenging healthy meal-times can be. So they joined forces to create the Sweet Potato Chronicles, a website written for, and by, non-judgemental moms, packed full of nutritious recipes for families. In the How to feed a family cookbook, Laura and Ceri have selected their very favorite recipes, to create a collection of more than 100 for all ages to enjoy. These are recipes that are tailored specifically to families: they are simple, fast, easy-to-follow, and use ingredients that are readily available at your local grocery store.
Publisher: [Vancouver] : Appetite by Random House, c2013
ISBN: 9780449015735
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.54 KEO
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Visnyei, Maya
Marsh, Ceri 1968-

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WVMLlibrarianTara Aug 20, 2014

Stellar chocolate chip cookie recipe from the Wagamama Pastries & Cafe (Toronto).

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kpearson
Mar 11, 2014

What a GORGEOUS book! Love the humour, the stunning photography, healthy recipes. I've put this book on hold again because I reluctantly had to take it back to the library as it was requested by someone. I may just have to buy this one!

lppires Feb 18, 2014

I was very excited about this book at first, but after trying a few recipes and not getting my kids approval I got disappointed... So far the only think they liked was a Maple Corn Cake... the smoothies are good too. Another plus is the fact that they try to use as much healthy ingredients as possible (gluten-free, low refined sugar, etc...). I was going to buy a copy for myself, but now I changed my mind.

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IrishMoon
Feb 13, 2014

I checked this book out because it had a 4 star rating, so I was quite disappointed. I found it to be just ok, with few new ideas or unique recipes.

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slomas
Jan 14, 2014

Beautiful pictures, but some of the recipes could have used testing and editing. The breakfast section (muesli, pancakes) and desserts (cookies, baby cakes) were the best. Granola snacks either tasted like candy or didn't stick together. The quantity the recipe was listed as making often didn't match what we ended up with. Some of the recipes they mark as "kids can help" are more suited for older children- like the one where chicken breasts need to be cut horizontally! While healthy, I wouldn't say the lunches and dinners are particularly kid friendly- my three year old didn't devour any of it.

ksoles Jan 05, 2014

Dining with children need not equate to torture. And, certainly, parents will not make their lives easier by preparing separate meals for adults and kids. So say foodie-moms and bloggers Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh, who have compiled their wisdom along with easy, tasty recipes in a stunning, 250-page cookbook.

The authors base "How to Feed a Family: Eat Healthy, Live Happy, Stay Sane" on advice dispensed through their 3-year-old website Sweet Potato Chronicles: breakfast should consist of carbohydrates and protein to give growing brains a “one-two punch.” Children involved in making a meal are more likely to eat it. Don't discuss dinner at dinner. Their cookbook offers help and solutions for stressful evenings and promises to help readers feed the entire family an enjoyable meal.

From tilapia tacos to farro and roasted vegetables to cocoa date bars, the recipes all look wholesome, delicious and simple. Moreover, they remain open to variations and alterations. Don't like kale in mac and cheese? Use spinach instead. Love pizza but want a change? Try red pepper calzones. Recipes also have accompanying full page photos and brilliant symbols offering a quick way to identify whether a dish is, for example, meatless, fast or minimally messy.

Possibly the only family-oriented cookbook you'll ever need!

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