12 Days of Soup, Day 5: Minestrone

Minestrone has a long long history that dates back hundreds and hundreds of years. Its popularity began wayyy back the 2nd century BC when Rome conquered Italy. Because there was suddenly a whole new culture living (and controlling) Italy, they brought some of their food with them from Rome. Suddenly Italians had a whole lot of newContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 5: Minestrone”

12 Days of Soup, Day 4: New England Clam Chowder

Although its unclear who “invented” Clam Chowder, its clear that the colonists that were newly arrived in New England thought it was a good idea and ate the soup! The Indigenous people of the region, the Mohegan’s, Pequot’s, Narragansett, Mi’kmaq, and Wampanoag would build contraptions in the rivers and bays to catch fish, clams, oysters,Continue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 4: New England Clam Chowder”

12 Days of Soup, Day 3: French Onion Soup

This bistro classic will warm up even the coldest folks! Traditionally topped with gooey, melty cheese and a bit of bread, the rich taste of onion can distract you from the fact that onions are full of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and folate! There is also yummy garlic in the soup, which is richContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 3: French Onion Soup”

12 Days of Soup, Day 2: Creamy Mushroom & Thyme Stew

On the second day of Christmas Captain Create shared with me….. a tasty soup to warm you up after sledding (or to give you strength after cleaning up a mountain of wrapping paper). Mushrooms are packed with fiber, vitamins, and flavor, while the thyme adds a hearty quality guaranteed to warm everyone’s heart. Barley isContinue reading “12 Days of Soup, Day 2: Creamy Mushroom & Thyme Stew”

Twelve Days of Soup: Day 1; Christmas Green Pea Soup

The Twelve Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day, Dec 25th and end January 5th, on Epiphany. Its also in the middle of winter and cold outside! Instead of partridges, swans, and nine lords a’leaping, how about we celebrate the Twelve Days of Soup?! On the First Day of Soup, Captain Create shared with me:Continue reading “Twelve Days of Soup: Day 1; Christmas Green Pea Soup”

Recipe of the Week: Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake

Some mornings (like Christmas morning) are busy! It’s easy to fill up on candy and give yourself a tummy ache for lunch, but not with Captain Create’s easy Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake! This is a fun recipe to make as a family on Christmas Eve as you get ready for the Big Man toContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Gingerbread

Gingerbread is not new; early gingerbread can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Gingerbread wasn’t recorded in history in Europe until around the 11th-century, when Crusaders brought back ginger from the Middle East for the wealthy folks’ cooks to experiment with. Ginger was added to many things, but oneContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Gingerbread”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Drink Winter Infused Water

It’s easy to forget to drink your water each day if it is cold outside, but your body needs water all year long! Snowball fights, sledding, and making snow angels all keep your body moving and use up some of the water you have inside you. Drink up and stay moving! (You even use upContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Drink Winter Infused Water”

Eat in Season: Persimmons

Persimmons mean fall is over! They are ripe and in season in late fall/early winter and can be found in lots of places like grocery stores, or in farmers markets that bring in fruit from California. (Utah is not ideal for persimmon growing!) They are beautiful and delicious, and tasting them is a good idea!Continue reading “Eat in Season: Persimmons”

Activities for a Fit & Happy Thanksgiving!

Many of us have our favorite foods that MUST be on the table (some recipes here!), but what about all that time spent waiting for things to cook, and all evening waiting for the food to digest? Get up and get going! Captain Create has a few ideas to get everyone up and moving before,Continue reading “Activities for a Fit & Happy Thanksgiving!”