Quest: Reverse-engineer a recipe!

I love it when people discover that they can make something from scratch. There is this light in their eyes that pops with possibility and curiosity. This is why the kitchen is such a great place for kids; they can experience this pop every day by playing with food! One way to encourage this pop … Continue reading Quest: Reverse-engineer a recipe!

Fall Foods that Pack a SUPER Punch! Plus tacos and cookies :)

Written in collaboration with Nourished Routes, LLC There are few things better than the flavors of fall: maple, cinnamon, apples, pumpkin…the list goes on! But these foods are full of much more than comforting flavors and a change in the weather. Our favorite fall ingredients are also packed with nutrients to help kids grow up … Continue reading Fall Foods that Pack a SUPER Punch! Plus tacos and cookies 🙂

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!

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!

DIY Wild Violet Popsicles

I have a neighbor who is SO on top of her mom game, even during a pandemic! She posted a brilliant idea for an awesome, seasonal, and delicious kid activity and I just had to share: DIY WILD VIOLET POPSICLES! First off, did you know that those little purple flowers in your springtime yard are … Continue reading DIY Wild Violet Popsicles

7 Habits for Encouraging A Healthier Relationship to Food

We are so pleased to have this contribution from Allison Tallman, MS RD, of Nourished Routes, a local nutritionist consulting company. They are teaming up with Taste Quest to help provide more guided content for parenting toward Taste Quest's nutrition goals: increased exposure, increased balance, and increased joy. Getting your kids to eat well can … Continue reading 7 Habits for Encouraging A Healthier Relationship to Food

Exercising Taste Buds with YMCA Campers

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

Throw a Dumpling-making Party!

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!

TQ’s List: Nashville U-Pick Farms

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

The World On Our Plate

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