Recipe of the Week: Easiest Ever Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are the perfect nutrient-packed veggie to keep your body going in the early parts of the new year. They are easy to cook, full of vitamins and minerals, low in calories, and high in fiber and best of all, they taste great! Sweet potatoes and yams are very similar, and can be usedContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Easiest Ever Sweet Potatoes”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Fiji

Captain Create has escaped the snow for sunny beaches and tropical fruits for his snacks! This week he is on the island of Viti Levu, which only one of over 300 islands in the archipelago (group of islands). The Fijian capital city of Sevu is on Viti Levu, and it’s a beautiful city with traditionalContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Fiji”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat in Season

Eating in season in the winter can be a little challenging, but not if you try new things! Have you heard of Sunchokes? They’re a crunchy, nutty tasting tuberous root (like potatoes are) that is part of the sunflower family, and they are native to North America! The Native Americans watched and harvested them throughoutContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat in Season”

12 Days of Soup, Day 12: Zuppa Toscana

Welcome to the 12th day of Soup! This recipe is an American version of a typical soup you’d find in Tuscany, Italy. It was brought to the United States with Italian immigrants and they added what they could find once they got to the US, like the spicy (or not) sausage. The more recent additionContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 12: Zuppa Toscana”

12 Days of Soup, Day 11: Broccoli, Potato & Cheddar Cheese Soup

January is National Soup Month! Good think you have a whole selection of soups to try out! Soup is great to make a large pot, then freeze some for later, like for an easy lunch or after school snack. Broccoli soup is one of the top comfort foods of the winter, and its pretty easyContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 11: Broccoli, Potato & Cheddar Cheese Soup”

12 Days of Soup, Day 10: Posole Rojo

Looking for a hot and spicy soup to fill your tummy and warm you up on this cold winter day? Have you been out on snowshoes and are super hungry? Well Captain Create has the soup for you! This soup is a go-to for folks in Mexico, and those who have tried it, because itContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 10: Posole Rojo”

12 Days of Soup, Day 9: Garden Vegetable Soup

In the summer, soups are easy to make with all the odds and ends your garden provides. In the winter, soups are easy to make with all the leftovers from the holiday parties! What if your guests didn’t finish the veggie platter? What if there are extra green beans that didn’t get put into aContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 9: Garden Vegetable Soup”

12 Days of Soup, Day 8: Black Eyed Pea Soup

In the American South, eating certain lucky foods is thought to set you up for a good year: peas and beans represent coins to bring you good fortune, cooked greens that fold over themselves in the pot, much like green money, and since pigs are always moving forward rooting for things, eating pork is thoughtContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 8: Black Eyed Pea Soup”

12 Days of Soup, New Year’s Eve: Lucky Toshikoshi Soba

Today is the last day of 2021! We’ve made is this far, and everyone can use a little bit of luck in their life. Today’s soup recipe is for Toshikoshi Soba, which translates to the “year-crossing noodle”. Its an easy to make traditional¬†Japanese noodle¬†soup. The buckwheat noodles help you to let go of the hardshipContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, New Year’s Eve: Lucky Toshikoshi Soba”