Easy Stress-baking with Kids Recipes

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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There’s a reason flour was one of the first things to fly from the shelves when Governor Brown issued a stay at home order: baking can be a way to relax — and a way to feel control over your life, even if just for a little bit. Plus you’ve got something tasty to eat …

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Prepared Meals Delivered to Your Door

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Raise your hand if you are tired of cooking.  🙋🏻‍♀️ Getting take out is a fun diversion, and a great way to support local small businesses, but it can get spendy very quickly. Enter fully prepared meal services. You can head online, select your meals, and then —  someone else cooks them! And most of …

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Eight Methods to Help Kids Eat More Veggies

Kat Merck is a freelance writer and editor who admittedly spends way too much time online. A Portland resident since 2006, she also enjoys reading, cooking and exploring the city with her husband and young son.
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Our writer tries eight methods for encouraging her picky eater to consume more vegetables. What worked — and what failed miserably. Do your kids eat their vegetables? Do you pack their BPA-free bento lunchbox compartments with organic broccoli and bell pepper strips, and they come home from school or day care eaten? If so, this …

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Recipe: Soba Sensation from Saving Pan

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Recipe File: Veggie Enchilada Bake

Judith Klein Rich has been blogging about food since 2007. Born in Slovakia, her enthusiasm for food experimentation and creation stems from her deeply seated Eastern European roots. Currently writing under the alias of Eaty Pie (eatypie.com), her blog explores dining experiences, meal creation and travel adventures from a kid and a grown-up perspective.
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Mexican food is a popular staple in our household. We love it for many reasons, including the various seasonal veggies you can incorporate. This new rendition of enchiladas more closely resembles a layered lasagna, giving it that comfort food quality we relish during cold winter months. Using small, street-style tortillas is key, making this dish …

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Recipe: Amron's Shepherd's Pie

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Ali Wilkinson is one of the founders of PDX Kids Calendar. She loves exploring Portland with her three small children, especially when the explorations lead outdoors, to music or to ice cream. You can read more from Ali at www.runknitlove.com.
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If you don’t have (or like) zucchini or carrots, sub in parsnips or broccoli — or other firm, fibrous veggies you have on hand. Amron also recommends using grass-fed or pastured meats and butter whenever possible. Read more about how this Portlander feeds her family in the November 2017 edition of PDX Parent.  Serves 6 …

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