Around the World in 80 Plates: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haiti is a small island country in the Caribbean, and has its own unique cuisine that has been influenced by the island’s wide variety of people who moved to, or were forcibly brought, to the island over the course of the last 500 or so years. This island used to be called Hispaniola, and itContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Port-au-Prince, Haiti”

Tip of the Week: Create a Soup for Family Mealtime Month!

Its cooling off outside now that autumn has officially started. This means Soup Season has also un-officially started, and its a really good season! Creating meals with your family is a fun and tasty way to get everyone involved in lunch or dinner, and helping to cook encourages kids (and grownups) to try new foods.Continue reading “Tip of the Week: Create a Soup for Family Mealtime Month!”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Harare, Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe, in the southern part of the African continent! The capitol city, where Captain Create is visiting, is called Harare, and is home to many people, including professors, researchers, accountants, restaurant cooks, and bus drivers (just like we have here in Utah). These folks have to get up and attend school or workContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Harare, Zimbabwe”

Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Bites

Summer gardens all over Utah are bursting with tasty zucchini! These veggies are useful in so many ways, and both the flowers and vegetable parts are edible. In summer, when they are plentiful, zucchini is served sliced, diced, grilled, roasted, boiled, and baked into cookies and cakes. Zucchini has vitamins like potassium, as well asContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Bites”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Early Summer Vegetables in Season

Summer is a busy time for everyone, but especially for farmers and gardeners! So many things are growing, and there are more fruits and veggies ready to eat every day. The cooler weather veggies, and the fast-growing veggies are ready first like asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, spring cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, salad onions, peas, early potatoes,Continue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Early Summer Vegetables in Season”

Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring is officially here! Lots of new vegetables are starting to grow and one of the easiest to eat is asparagus! Its crunchy and green tasting when its raw, like fresh peas, and cooks quickly on the grill, in the oven, or in a frying pan. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you canContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy

Pasta has been around for so long that nobody really knows when it started; its been recorded in history as far back as the Ancient Greek diets, as well as recorded in China for centuries before that. It can be made with any number of starchy plants like flour, rice, barley, and buckwheat. Italians makeContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy”

Recipe of the Week: Spinach Pesto Pasta

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and in the USA, that means GREEN THINGS ALL DAY! Today’s easy pasta recipe is bright green, full of flavor, and quick to make! You can use any shape of pasta, whether its a fun shape or a long noodle, and you can add in any and all veggies you’dContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Spinach Pesto Pasta”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Chinese Noodles // Veggie Chow Mein

It is National Noodle Month and National Nutrition Month and celebrating both of these means Captain Create is floating his balloon around the world looking for healthy and tasty noodles to share with you! Today he is exploring Chinese Noodles, which were first recorded in their history during the Eastern Han Dynasty, which was approximatelyContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Chinese Noodles // Veggie Chow Mein”

Recipe of the Week: Easy Bruschetta

It is Holiday Party season, and Captain Create loves to make easy appetizers or snacks to share. Today’s recipe is a no-rules recipe based on an Italian tradition of eating things with bread and olive oil. Bruschetta can be anything from fresh or roasted tomatoes, to a whole bunch of vegetables, to tomatoes, olives, andContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Easy Bruschetta”