Happy New Year from Taste Quest! The year is already off to a busy start at Taste Quest Headquarters and there is a lot to get excited about, but before I get to that, I want to zoom out for a minute, as is custom at this time of year, and speak to the reasons … Continue reading A 2020 Vision for Mighty Kids
By Kathryn Phillips Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of representing Taste Quest to visit The East Nashville YCAP (YMCA Community Action Programs) for some foodie fun. I came armed with our Summer Bucket List Challenge, snacks to go around, a foodie game, and TQ souvenirs—all I needed were some adventurous kiddos, and boy, … Continue reading Exercising Taste Buds with YMCA Campers
One of my favorite things in the universe is Chinese dumplings. While these little treats can get fancy and artisan in restaurants, you can get a great result with a little practice making them at home. The best way to do this is to get a bunch of buddies to help you, or in other … Continue reading Throw a Dumpling-making Party!
Guest post by Sarah Wilson of the Wandering Rumpus blog! “Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.” - Wendell Berry Spring is here in Nashville which means berry and fruit picking has officially begun! My girls, husband and I love to pick fresh fruit and … Continue reading TQ’s List: Nashville U-Pick Farms
Do you remember that part in the movie, Ratatouille, when Remi feeds his brother grapes and cheese? Amidst the spiraling fireworks of figurative flavors, Remi exclaims, “Now, imagine every great taste in the world being combined into infinite combinations, tastes no one has tried yet, discoveries to be made!” I love this. For me, Remi … Continue reading The World On Our Plate
Several years ago, my husband and I attended a cooking class in a wealthy area on Long Island. Our guess was that the other attendees probably owned Manhattan brownstones as well as multiple vacation houses, so we felt a little out of place, to say the least. This became manifest when I asked the teacher … Continue reading Pesky Pesticides, and what to do about them
Up for an international adventure that’s healthy and scrumptious? I thought so. If you think Pad Thai is… Too difficult to make at home or Too greasy and goopy to be healthy …then it’s time to freshen your perspective. Pad Thai at home can be hugely rewarding both in flavor and nutrition. My recipe for … Continue reading Pad Thai with a Healthy Twist
If we are what we eat, then we want to make sure we are eating a wide variety of foods to ensure complexity and wholeness. One of the best ways to do this is simply to eat by COLOR! As an added bonus, the kids will love the challenge of finding all the foods of … Continue reading How to Eat by COLOR!
Leftovers get a bad rap. Especially with a bad wrap. (BudDumCHISH!) If you or your family members are like me, there is something anticlimactic about reheating old food compared to preparing something fresh. And it's really no fun to eat the same thing many days in a row. But we live in the real world. … Continue reading The Art of Reviving Leftovers
Another rainy, grey day? Great! An excuse for more hot cocoa. Here's the thing: If you're wondering how to decrease the amount of white sugar consumed by your family, hot cocoa might not be the best idea. Fortunately, I've figured out some natural, sweet substitutions with lower glycemic indexes so you get the cocoa without … Continue reading More Cocoa, Less Guilt