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: Autumn Sweet Potato & Kale Salad

Today marks the first day of Autumn! What does this mean for all you cooks and eaters out there? Autumn is the season for tasty lunches and warm, hearty dinners to fight off the chill as the leaves change and the wind picks up. Be sure to take advantage of all this season has toContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Autumn Sweet Potato & Kale Salad”

Create Family Mealtime: Quick Bread

Creating a quick bread is a fun way to get the whole family involved in the kitchen. Quick breads are an easy and tasty way to combine the grains group with fruit or veggies (or both!). Quick breads are just like the name implies: quick to make! Unlike the yeast-risen breads we are used toContinue reading “Create Family Mealtime: Quick Bread”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Quito, Ecuador // Locro de Papa

Captain Create is south of the equator this week in a tiny, but very cool country called Ecuador. Its located high in the Andes Mountains, near Peru and Colombia. The capital city of Quito is the second highest city in the world at 9350 feet (that’s almost two miles up!). There have been people livingContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Quito, Ecuador // Locro de Papa”

Recipe of the Week: Roasted Beet & Bean Dip

This week Captain Create has a tasty snack recipe for you that is bright pink and packed with nutrition! Family Mealtime Month is a great time to try out new fun recipes, and help build healthy habits for the whole family. This tasty Roasted Beet & Bean dip recipe will help everyone (even the grownContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Roasted Beet & Bean Dip”

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

While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, dessert is the most fun to make! This week, Captain Create has a fun activity to make getting dinner on the table something your whole family can help do, and it can make choosing what you’re having after dinner a lot more fun! Everyone canContinue reading “Tip of the Week: Create a Dessert for Family Mealtime Month!”

Recipe of the Week: Pasta alla Norma

This week, Captain Create was gifted an eggplant from a neighbor’s garden. What in the world do you do with an eggplant?! The Italians have lots of great ideas, because eggplants grow really well there. From grilled slices, to layers in lasagna, to crispy fritters, eggplant is part of Italian summer cuisine almost as muchContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Pasta alla Norma”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Helsinki, Finland// Karelian Pasty

Captain Create is in the far north again, this time tasting all sorts of Nordic foods in Finland! This Nordic country is famous for a few things, including the Northern Lights, herds of wild reindeer, and it has over 180,000 lakes1! You’ll need to be tough to swim in the lakes here; The water isContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Helsinki, Finland// Karelian Pasty”

Tip of the Week: Create a Breakfast Plan // Peach Overnight Oatmeal

September is Family Mealtime Month! Eating together as a family has been proven to benefit everyone; grades are higher, children eat more fruits and vegetables, and eat less saturated fat than children who don’t have family mealtimes, according to the American Dietetic Association. Now that school has started, schedules are even busier for many families,Continue reading “Tip of the Week: Create a Breakfast Plan // Peach Overnight Oatmeal”

Recipe of the Week: Charred Cherry Tomatoes with Lemony Yogurt

The end of August means that gardens and farmer’s markets are overflowing with amazing things to eat. Late summer is the perfect time to eat your fill of tomatoes; there are thousands of kinds, and they are all delicious. The recipe Captain Create has for you today uses cherry tomatoes, which can be grown inContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Charred Cherry Tomatoes with Lemony Yogurt”