Do you cook? I’m not talking about your regular meat and veg deal—I’m talking about gourmet cooking at home. If you don’t, that may be about to change, and that’s a good thing. We’ve already talked about cooking and mental health, but with Mental Health Day coming up on October 10th, maybe it’s time to […]
When I ask parents why they haven’t taught their teens to cook, they explain that they’re afraid. Cooking is dangerous! What if their child got hurt or caused an accident? There are three most common kitchen emergencies we should be able to handle with confidence and in this post, I’m sharing how you can teach your kids to manage them like a pro.
Think the best meals come from a Williams Sonoma-like kitchen? Nah. You can cook for your family in a small kitchen! TRUTH BOMB: I’ve cooked in million-dollar private homes many times in the past from New York to Vancouver to Houston. As gorgeous and sometimes mind-blowing these luxury kitchens were, they were hardly ever used. […]
A nightly family dinner routine is one of the age-old traditions that has struggled to stick around in current times. With more parents working than ever before, extracurriculars for kids, and the general chaos of life, it can feel almost impossible to make sure that dinner is eaten as a family each night. Even so, […]
Is your family less enthusiastic about your current tried-and-true recipes? It might be time to give your kitchen ritual a makeover by enlisting in Zoom cooking classes for the family. Now you can join me, Chef Rafael Gonzalez, from your kitchen wherever you are when you become a member of the Home Chef Society. If […]
In this blog, we’ve talked a lot about how cooking will improve your child’s life. It’s true, cooking classes can improve a child’s mental health, provide skills that help them live with developmental delays and disabilities, expand their palates, and give them ways of relating to others that will serve them well in adulthood. […]
Occupational therapy exercises can be especially hard to add to your day. Kids find many of them boring and it feels like both parent and kid are minutes away from an epic meltdown. But what if there was a way to improve self-control, fine motor skills, emotional control, and concentration that was fun and rewarding for both parent and child alike? Enter, cooking!
Cooking and eating as a family can seem impossible when everyone has different allergies, intolerances, health demands or ethical concerns.
Here are a few options to expand your palates and your diet!
Are you looking forward to the day when you can finally take a break from the dinner rotation and enjoy a meal prepared by your children? Then it’s time to teach your child to make these five delicious, easy meals that combine healthy ingredients with important cooking skills.
Are you struggling to engage your kids after school? Do you wish there was something or someone that could teach your kids a life skill while encouraging confidence and healthy food choices?