Cooking with the Moms
Who knew reading could be so delicious! At Hooray for Books in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Mary Murphy, a former kindergarten teacher and mother of five (yes, you heard that right!), blends a love for reading with a dash of humor and a pinch of cooking. On this week's show, we take a road trip to Hooray for Books where Mary reads The Pea Patch Jig to these pint-size "Chefs in Training" and then gathers them 'round for a hands-on cooking class. On the menu today: Mrs. Murphy's Famous Zucchini Bread. Mary says that by showing children how to cook, they become more invested at mealtime and more likely to try new foods. We couldn't agree more!
Direct download: moms-2011-09-14.mp3
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September 29th is World Heart Day, so we decided to devote this week's show to easy tips for eating and savoring a heart-healthy diet. Back in the day, a heart-healthy diet was far from satisfying and quite restrictive. Eggs, nuts, and shrimp were often off limits, and people were urged to opt for fat-free fare. Today, research shows that a heart-healthy diet can and should include a wide array of mouth-watering and nutrient-rich foods: eggs, seafood and shellfish, canola oil (the lowest in saturated fat of all the popular cooking oils) and other good-for-you fats, nuts, fruits and veggies and so much more! On the show we feature two recipes; Bistro Chicken Salad and Quick Dark Chocolate Brownies. Both feature ingredients like canola oil, which research shows can help to reduce heart disease risk.
Direct download: moms-2011-09-07.mp3
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