It could feel a little bit like we're in a food drought during the winter time because the trees and branches are bare and the price for berries has sky rocketed in the supermarket. However, during the winter months we can count on sweet and juicy citrus fruits to grace our produce aisle and plates. The most familiar members of the citrus family are oranges and lemons which can be frequently found in our meals but there are several other varieties that are delicious and valuable to introduce your kids to.Read More
It's no surprise that we love our fruits and vegetables at Red Rabbit... we include them in every single meal we serve. We love sliced oranges because they are refreshing and burst in your mouth and we love broccoli because it is nutrient dense and combines perfectly with many of our Asian inspired dishes. However, not all produce is made equal - sometimes fruits and vegetables are odd sized, have small bruises, or have slight discoloration. That's no reason not to eat them though, right?
With the holiday season upon us it's difficult to avoid the cookies, pies, cakes, and decadent meals. It's entirely possible to enjoy the holidays but still be health conscious by swapping out just a few ingredients while preparing meals and snacks for children. By following a few simple tips and using our suggested recipes as a baseline, you'll be prepared for the holidays!Read More
Don't let their small size fool you, Seckel Pears are jam packed with wonderfully sweet flavor and lucky for us, they are in season from September through December. In comparison to other pears - the texture is a bit more coarse than other varieties but we just got our first batch in the kitchen and they are cute (and sweet) as can be!
If it looks like a fruit and it acts like a fruit, is it a fruit? No! We've embraced the flavors of our Veggie of the Month, rhubarb, to create delicious new compote to accompany some of our breakfasts and
snacks - Strawberry Rhubarb Apple Compote. The combination of these three items makes for a delicious sweet treat. As May is the most popular harvest time for Rhubarb you can expect to see this item appearing on your menus this month, but in the meantime, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the vegetable at home by checking out our recipe below for a Strawberry Rhubarb Salad with Mint.
This spring is all about tips, and in this week's blog, we've compiled our favorite cooking tips, secrets and cost saving ideas. Whether it's buying pre peeled garlic or freezing your own tomato sauce over the summer to use all year long, the home cook has her secrets. We asked the Red Rabbit staff to share their favorite tips. Read on to save time and money when cooking for your family.Read More
Whether you're a family of two, four or eight, cooking family meals on a budget is most likely something you spend time thinking about. Following our popular series, Cooking on a Budget of $25 or Less, we'll be sharing budget friendly recipes and tips all spring long.
Our tip this month: Use a pantry staple you already have on hand for your recipe's base. This can be a legume, like a bean or lentil, a grain, like a pasta or noodle, or, one of the friendliest pantry staples - rice. Brown, white, jasmine and wild are just a few of our favorites. This week, we're sharing our special recipe for Spanish Style Rice & Beans, which gets its pack of flavor from our homemade sofrito. Sofrito is a base used in many Latin dishes, made with peppers, cilantros and spices. We've shared ours below. We suggest doubling this recipe and inviting your abuelos over for dinner. !Buen Provecho!Read More
Good news for home cooks! It's entirely possible to feed a family of four a nutritious and delicious meal for under $25 without sacrificing ingredients or time. You'll need basics like olive oil, dried herbs and flour to keep costs down, so factor in a little more if its been a while since you've restocked that pantry. By following a few simple tips and using our suggested recipes as a baseline, you are well on your way to becoming a talented home chef without breaking the bank.Read More
Despite what some commercial diet plans say, or what people have been led to believe—not all carbohydrates are "bad." Just like not all calories are created equally, carbohydrates are not either. They provide energy for activity and they aid in the functioning of our muscles and internal organs, so we cannot live without them. When looking for high-quality (i.e., highly beneficial and healthful) carbohydrates, choose a nutritional super star, like sweet potatoes!Read More