Interview with a Chef! Chef Skylar Bush and his Creole Gumbo!

Hey there, grownups and kids: have you ever wondered what it's like to be a chef? We are starting a series of interviewing chefs with questions gathered from curious kids. Today, we are getting to know Chef Skylar Bush. Skylar is a chef and writer who hails from Alabama. His love of culture and flavor … Continue reading Interview with a Chef! Chef Skylar Bush and his Creole Gumbo!

10 Tips for Parenting Picky Eaters

Guest Post written by Nourished Routes, LLC No doubt, mealtime can be a struggle with picky eaters. Here are some easy tips and tricks to implement in order to ease mealtime tension. Make food fun! Incorporate a variety of vibrant colors into your meals. Try cutting different food into fun shapes using cookie cutters. Try … Continue reading 10 Tips for Parenting Picky Eaters

3 Fun Ways to Encourage your Kids to Cook & Taste Food

Guest Post by Sarah Wilson of The Wandering Rumpus I have three girls who each have very different food preferences. As a parent, this is not always easy and sometimes very frustrating, but occasionally, I find a fun way to encourage them to cook or try something new. Here are three ways we’ve found this … Continue reading 3 Fun Ways to Encourage your Kids to Cook & Taste Food

Fermentation Fun: DIY Yogurt!

Do your kids know they could make their own yogurt? Did you know that it’s actually pretty easy to do so, and could be an awesome tool to teach your kids about probiotics, fermentation, and cellular biology?? This is a fabulous activity for a summer day at home! How to introduce fermentation/probiotics to your kids … Continue reading Fermentation Fun: DIY Yogurt!

Pantry Pasta SUPER BOWL!

Ever invented your own pasta recipe? Today is the day! All you need is some creativity with your pantry, whether you choose to make a fancy dish or a quick one-pot recipe for your family. What's more, pantry pasta makes for a great opportunity for you and your kids to play with your food (Imagine: … Continue reading Pantry Pasta SUPER BOWL!

Tac-O-lympics: 5 games to play with your tacos

Father's Day is this weekend! Wouldn't it be great if the kids helped prepare an awesome meal for Dad? What about a Taco Bar? The kids can pick out whatever taco toppings you have on hand, get them ready, and whip up some tacos for Dad! Better yet, what if this were a meal AND … Continue reading Tac-O-lympics: 5 games to play with your tacos

Lemon Coconut Ice Cream: with video!

Recipe from Jamilya Sharipova As the weather warms up, Taste Quest HQ can’t get our minds off of refreshing treats. Since tropical vacations are on hold for a while, we’re bringing the vacation to you. Follow the recipe below for a silky-smooth lemon coconut ice cream (no ice cream maker required), then follow along as … Continue reading Lemon Coconut Ice Cream: with video!

Melon Mania!

Taste Quest is ringing in the summer the best way we know how—(water)Melon Mania! We thought we'd share two of our favorite watermelon recipes for you and your family to enjoy during your socially-distanced celebrations. Play-based learning is kind of our thing, so we included a sensory game under the pico de gallo recipe to … Continue reading Melon Mania!

Fast Pantry Pasta with Tomato Cream

When I was a teenager, my sister was gifted a subscription to a cooking magazine. While each of us enjoyed cooking before this gift, the magazine inspired us with tantalizing photos, helpful kitchen hacks, new flavor combinations and technical challenges. Not every recipe was great, but we saved the ones we liked the best and … Continue reading Fast Pantry Pasta with Tomato Cream

DIY Chopped: Pantry Edition

Can you imagine whipping up a meal out of Cheerios, flank steak, a can of Coke, and a cup of rice? Now could you imagine your kids doing this? Believe us, it’s possible! We recently checked in with one of our TQ teammates, Lilliana (age 9), who told us about how she teamed up with … Continue reading DIY Chopped: Pantry Edition