Against All Grain

Green Child talks with Danielle Walker of Against All Grain

For many parents transitioning to allergy-friendly or gluten-free diets, Danielle Walker of Against All Grain has become a phenomenal resource. With her relaxed, welcoming style and her ability to simplify meal planning, Danielle manages to make food restrictions not just tolerable… but like adventurous and fun. Her debut book, Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes…

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Soba Summer Rolls

Soba Noodle Summer Rolls

There is so much goodness in these mouthwatering summer rolls—bright antioxidant-rich vegetables, creamy avocado loaded with vitamin E, powerful immune-supporting shiitake mushrooms, protein-rich tofu, and satisfying buckwheat noodles! The rice paper wrappers are very sticky, so they hold the rolls together beautifully. Photography by Charity Burggraaf  © 2015 by Jennifer Katzinger. All rights reserved. Excerpted…

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Strawberry Pops

Strawberry Surprise Popsicles

These popsicles have a surprising ingredient—cucumber! Cucumber not only adds a refreshing note, but it’s a good source of B vitamins. Strawberries contain vitamin C in great abundance. Try throwing some basil in with the mint for an even brighter flavor.   Photography by Charity Burggraaf  © 2015 by Jennifer Katzinger. All rights reserved. Excerpted…

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Delicious Sizzlin Kabobs

Sizzlin’ Veggie Kabobs

Kabobs are such a festive summer food. The whole family will enjoy having a meal cooked on the grill. You might want to grill up some extra vegetables that have been marinating too! Photography by Charity Burggraaf  © 2015 by Jennifer Katzinger. All rights reserved. Excerpted from Gluten-Free & Vegan for the Whole Family by permission…

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Anti-Inflammatory Cocktail

Fennel is an anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, analgesic, & antioxidant. Apples inhibit the development of allergies because rich in histamine-lowering quercetin. Cucumber has analgesic (pain killing) properties and is an antioxidant that prevents the synthesis of the inflammatory compound prostaglandin. Broccoli is anti-carcinogenic, prevents gastric mucosal damage (suggesting potential histamine-lowering action), and finally, ginger is as effective…

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12 Reasons to LOVE cloth napkins

12 Reasons We Love Cloth Napkins

Each year in our Back to School issue, we use the most adorable cloth napkins as backdrops and accessories in our popular school lunch inspiration section and feature. Not a week goes by in August that we don’t get an email asking, “Where can I get the pink polka dot napkin from your healthy lunches…

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Carrot & Pineapple Smoothie

Carrot & Pineapple Smoothie

A healthy and delicious way to start the day!  Carrots are rich in  fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc.  And pineapples are loaded with thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese and potassium.  Two of the most powerful sources of beta carotene, this combination gives your body an amazing dose…

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How to Grow Your Own Organic Blueberries

Nothing beats a fresh, perfectly ripe blueberry… except maybe the perfect organic blueberry you grew yourself.  But how do you get them just right?   The Four Ps – Planting, Pruning, Picking, and Protecting – make up the secret to blueberry success, according to berry expert Amelie Brazelton Aust, at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery. “While…

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Paleo-Friendly Cupcakes

Completely paleo-friendly and perfect for a baby shower — or just because! These cupcakes are moist, coconutty, and have a lovely texture. A #846 piping tip is suggested to give height and sophistication to the cupcakes. Add a touch of fun with embellishments from India Tree and you’re set!