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Sweet Potato Miso Soup

for Lauri David's Cookbook, "Family Cooks."

This soup is quick and easy to make and every single ingredient in it is especially healthy for you. Sweet and savory and silky, top it with toasted quinoa and it will be crunchy, too. It’s a sunny bowl of beautiful contrasts!

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The Kids Cook Monday: Gnocchi with Cherry Tomato Sauce

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Kids will have fun rolling the gnocchi’s potato dough into long shapes resembling snakes before cutting the dough into bite sized pieces. Cherry tomatoes are sautéed until sweet and paired with basil infused olive oil to top the freshly made gnocchi. This recipe comes to us from Top Chef’s Fabio Viviani.

For the full recipe for Gnocchi with Cherry Tomato Sauce, visit The Kids Cook Monday.

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Laurie to Appear at the Let’s Talk About Food Festival in Boston Tomorrow 9/27

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The Let’s Talk About Food Festival returns to Copley Square in Boston tomorrow Saturday, September 27, and Laurie will be in attendance to sign copies of The Family Cooks, and present a screening of the documentary “Fed Up,” now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes, and Amazon.

“Fed Up” will screen at 12:30pm at Trinity Church, and Laurie will be on hand after the film to answer questions. Visit the Let’s Talk About Food Festival site for more on the event.

Watch the trailer for the documentary film “Fed Up” below:

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Why Are The Girl Scouts Getting Into the Sugar Bomb Beverage Business?

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The beverage story that really shocked me this week was Nestlé’s launch of two hyper-sweetened Nesquik® chocolate milk drinks based on much-loved Girl Scout cookie flavors. Each 16-ounce bottle of Nesquik® Girl Scouts® Thin Mints® or Nesquik® Girl Scouts® Caramel Coconut contains a whopping 48 grams of sugar. That’s twelve teaspoons of liquid sugar, about three to four times the safe amount for a child’s entire day…

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