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

#KidshelpingKids: Tornado Relief with your Kids

After the March 3 tornadoes tore through the Middle Tennessee area, we have seen a huge effort from the community to address needs and provide support. This is super crazy awesome, but as a friend of mine said yesterday, there is so much more to do. This friend is a teacher and lives in Mt. … Continue reading #KidshelpingKids: Tornado Relief with your Kids

A 2020 Vision for Mighty Kids

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

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

Pad Thai with a Healthy Twist

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

The Art of Reviving Leftovers

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

More Cocoa, Less Guilt

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