About the Blog

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Have you ever seen that chicken nugget commercial where the kids won’t eat any fruits or vegetables so their parents apparently feed them a diet comprised exclusively of chicken nuggets?

I have… And, it makes me mad.

But, it doesn’t have to be that way. In a country riddled with obesity and diabetes, there’s no excuse for letting our children live on processed chicken beaks in breading (or whatever is in those creepy rubber nuggets).

So, I have set out to make meals that are worthy of the adult table and smile-inducing at the kids table.

Heatlhy and wholesome ingredients, minimal processed foods, and enough variety to keep everyone in the family happy.

I try to use a variety of spices and flavors that will broaden a child’s palate, and I hope this will avoid the chicken-nuggets-only dietary wishes that seem so pervasive in our society.

I consider one of my biggest influences to be Alton Brown, which I think will probably show through a little in my writing and cooking styles. I also share his dislike for “uni-taskers,” and I think the ultimate uni-tasker is a special kid-only meal. So, in the spirit of multi-taskers in the kitchen, I’m making meals that serve all ages and tastes.

Enjoy these recipes, share them with your family, and if you enjoy them, modify them or hate them – let me know. I love to hear from my readers and will do my best to respond to any comments, questions and concerns in a reasonable amount of time.

Welcome to the Eats For All Ages Kitchen! Everything you find on this blog has been prepared right here and approved by the little guy in the foreground.

Welcome to the Eats For All Ages Kitchen! Everything you find on this blog has been prepared right here and approved by the little guy in the foreground.

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10 thoughts on “About the Blog

  1. I so agree with your ethos – particularly concerning ‘kids’ meals. It makes me mad when I hear parents say ‘they’ll only eat chicken nuggets’. Of course, that’s all they’ll eat if that’s all you give them! I look forward to reading more 🙂

  2. walkaboutdoc says:

    Consider this recipe, kid friendly if the powdered chile is not too hot. You might or might not consider it chili.

    Chicken Mole

    3 pound chicken, cut up

    Olive or corn oil

    1 large green pepper, chopped coarse

    1 large onion, chopped medium

    28 oz can crushed tomatoes

    12 ounce can tomato paste

    7 rounded teaspoons cocoa

    2 ½ tablespoons ground cumin

    Ground chile, chile molido puro, powdered chile, jalapenos, or crushed red pepper; the inherent heat will dictate the amount. I use 2 ½ tablespoons of a medium hot ground chile.

    Garlic to taste

    Water as needed.

    In a heavy pot, brown the chicken and remove. Sautee the pepper and onion. Add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes, thin with ½ cup water, and add cocoa. (The balance can be so close that scavenging the fugitive bits of tomato paste left in the can make the difference between success and failure; the result should taste neither of tomato nor cocoa). Press in the garlic. Add the cumin and the chile, stir in ½ cup water, add the chicken. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 90 minutes. Serve with soft corn tortillas and/or rice. Serves six.

  3. deguerre says:

    Most excellent, Doc. Nobility of purpose, while adding fun into the mix. Two thumbs up.

  4. kandee2013 says:

    Greetings and thank you for liking and following my humble little blog. I look forward to reading more from you as well Sir. Stay hungry 🙂

  5. Totally agree! Children’s tastes and desires need to be nurtured and developed in much the same way as their minds! Liking the blog here in blighty!

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