My daughter loves the themed cookbooks for girls from Barbara Beery. She has the Pink Princess Tea Parties book and the Mermaid Cookbook. They are not only visually stunning they are SO MUCH FUN! If you have a daughter I can think of no better time than cruising some delicious theme recipes and making them together. They would also make a themed birthday or other party a lot easier and a whole lot more fun.
Recently my daughter got the newest book: Green Princess Cookbook: Sweets and Treats to Save the Planet. A perfect match for any green family I think. It has info on making food that is local, fresh, organic, homegrown, and even cooked with solar power. I actually hoped it would be a bit more green then it actually is, but oh well. I thought the processed ingredients and sugar content was a bit too much but I can adapt the recipes as needed. Or not… then I can just cringe as they eat refined sugar and petro chemical dyed sprinkles. The book did recommend though that you can get vegetable based food dyes and sprinkles… they just didn’t have any at Kroger and sprinkles isn’t something we usually have in the house. Next time I am at Whole Foods I will pick some up.
Some of our fave super yummy recipes include: Solar Power Strawberry Lemonade (which we are making tomorrow), Sunshine Sorbet (which we can make a raw version of), Organic Orchard Salsa, Eggs-actly Frittatas, and the Power Up Fruit Cup.
Today we made the Strawberry Chopstick Pops. We had to buy sprinkles and vanilla yogurt. Next time I might try a banana macadamia nut dip instead of yogurt. We already had organic, local strawberries, nuts, shredded coconut, and bamboo skewers.
We basically just skewered the strawberries, dipped them in yogurt, and then sprinkled with sprinkles, shredded raw coconut, and crushed raw pecans. I meant to throw some flax meal on them but forgot. ;) Then we stuck them in the freezer for a few hours and they made a tasty frozen treat that is pretty healthy. Next up she wants to make Baby Butterfly Cupcakes but I have to buy a cupcake pan because we don’t have one. I also have to buy candy.
During clean up my daughter decided to eat the remaining yogurt in a bowl with sprinkles but only got half way through it. Yogurt is waaaay to sweet for us. She loves this cookbook though and it provides lots of mother-daughter kitchen adventures.