Synopses & Reviews
Our kids can be great eaters!
After her son was born in 2007, Catherine McCord sought out resources to teach her how to prepare fresh, healthy, appealing meals for young kids—but she came up empty. With culinary school under her belt and a hungry baby to feed, Catherine started Weelicious.com, a website that has since grown into a comprehensive offering of kid-friendly family meals.
Complete with beautiful color photos, tips and tools, lists of pantry staples, feeding plans, and more than seventy new recipes never before seen on Weelicious .com, Weelicious makes it easy to get kids eating healthy foods from their first bite. Catherine teaches parents how to turn their kids into great eaters who appreciate food and are open to exciting new flavors. With Weelicious you will:• Stop being a short-order cook—whip up unique, delicious, and healthy recipes that everyone in your family, no matter what their age, will love.
• Inspire your kids to eat healthfully without resorting to sneaking or trickery—discover a wealth of great tips for getting kids to eat just by paying attention to how their food is prepared and presented.
• Get kids in the kitchen from day one—introduce kids to a variety of foods and include them in the cooking process to set them up for years of positive eating habits.
• Shop effectively (and make it fun)—bring your kids to the farmers market or grocery store for a hands-on learning experience when it comes to meal planning.
• Give kids some choice—strategically allow them to have more input and control over what goes into their bodies so they can “own” their choices.
From first-food favorites such as Sweet Potato-Coconut Puree and The Teething Cookie to family-friendly Veggie Nuggets, Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese, Chicken on a Stick, Shrimp Tacos, and Cheesy Chicken Taquitos to treats like Banana Bread Cake, Raspberry-Cream Cheese Heart Tarts, and Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes, these recipes are perfect for little taste buds and sophisticated adult palates alike—and best of all, every single recipe has been created with health and wholesomeness in mind.
More than just a cookbook, Weelicious is the ultimate cooking bible for families—a resource that will stand the test of time as the family grows!
“Nothing makes my kids happier than Catherines Weelicious creations brought to life, and Im so grateful to have the question ‘What do I cook for . . .? answered in such delicious style. Weelicious is a godsendevery mom needs this book!” Jennifer Garner
and#8220;The Italians had it right with a leisurely midday meal. Not a snack to sustain you through the day, but a thoughtful, flavorful expression of the seasonand#8217;s bounty. Gale Gand has designed the most delicious riffs on lunchtime staples. Itand#8217;s the sort of food I could eat forever. And maybe I will.and#8221;
and#8211;Mario Batali, chef, author, entrepreneur
and#8220;Gale Gand has given us all a reason to enjoy lunch again. Not the fast, barely-thought-about lunch, but divine moments during our busy days to savor a simple, homemade lunch. This book delivers, in the most wonderful way, the central meal of the day. We all aspire to send our children and ourselves off to school or work with the most amazing lunches. And the task just got a lot easier and more delicious with Lunch!and#8221;
and#8211;Cat Cora, lifestyle entrepreneur and Iron Chef
and#8220;Gale Gand has all the credibility in the world with me. Whether itand#8217;s a homemade American main dish or an old-fashioned (and newly appreciated) dessert, if Gale serves it, Iand#8217;m eating. Having now focused her talents on lunchand#8212;the neglected middle child of our eating dayand#8212;I just have to salute. Hereand#8217;s to Galeand#8217;s Honey-Mustard Pretzel Rolls, Dilled Green Bean Pickles, and Fresh Ginger Ale, finished off with Apple Pie Pops or Devil Dogs. Or both! That middle child never looked so good.and#8221;
and#8211;Sara Moulton, host of the public television show Saraand#8217;s Weeknight Meals
and#8220;For those of us who believed we were marrying for better or worse, but not for lunch, this is a reprieve and a delight. Gale Gandand#8217;s lunches are as good as her desserts, and will keep my family away from peanut butter sandwiches every day.and#8221;
and#8211;Nathalie Dupree, cookbook author
and#8220;Sheand#8217;s no slough, this two-time James Beard Award winner; every dish hews to her philosophy of delicious, nourishing, and seasonally sourced foodstuffs, geared to kids and adults alike. Now that, as she points out, lunch has become (or is becoming) the new dinner, anything goes, including crispy roasted chickpeas, chipotle-cheddar biscuits, grilled hanger steak with arugula, the ultimate PBandJ, matzo ball soup, three-beet salad with snap peas, or "Everything Cookies."
Every parent knows how difficult it is to get to get kids eating happily and healthily. Catherine McCord has the answer: Weelicious! Creator of the wildly popular blog Weelicious.com, Catherine, who honed her cooking skills at Manhattans Institute of Culinary Education, strongly believes in the “one family/one meal” idea—preparing a single, scrumptious meal the entire family can sit down and enjoy together rather than having to act as “short order cook” for kids who each want something different. In Weelicious, she offers dozens of recipes and tips for creating quick, easy, healthy, and fun food that moms, dads, and young children of any age will absolutely adore—from the most persnickety infants to the pickiest grade-schoolers.
The newest book from acclaimed, award-winning Chicago chef Gale Gand.
Itand#8217;s time for a lunch revolution. Lunchtime doesnand#8217;t need to be about hurrying through an assortment of processed products. The midday meal is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy delicious ingredients and flavor-packed dishes and to slow down while you eat (even if just for a few moments). Acclaimed chef Gale Gand shows you how to make it happenand#8212;simply and easily, and for a fraction of the price of prepared salads and sandwiches. Gand offers 150 recipesand#8212;including plenty of kid-friendly fare (tested and approved by Gandand#8217;s own children)and#8212;along with tons of tips for packing foods to go or turning lunch into a celebration with friends and family. As Gand says, when it comes to entertaining, and#8220;lunch is the new dinner.and#8221; Chapters on soups, pastas, salads, grains, fruits, and more, as well as desserts, drinks, dips, and snacks, provide countless combinations for memorable meals at home or on the go.
About the Author
Catherine McCord is the founder ofthe popular website weelicious.com, a 2013 Babble Top 100 Mom Food Blog, one of People magazine's most influential mommy bloggers, and author of the Weelicious cookbook. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, has worked in several high-end restaurants, is a contributor to Parade, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, The Chew, and The Doctors, and in magazines such as Parents, Parenting, Lucky, Working Mother, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. A former television host, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.