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Do you need dietary modifications to one of the recipes in our November 2020 Faboolous Foods kit? Check out the suggestions below:

WILD RICE PILAF

  1. Dairy-Free:
    • Replace butter with a dairy-free brand such as Earth’s Best.
  1. Naturally egg-free.
  1. Naturally gluten-free.
  1. Nut-Free:
    • Exclude nuts from recipe or substitute with seeds. 
  1. Vegan & Vegetarian:
    • Substitute the butter for vegan butter. 
    • Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

ROSEMARY POPCORN

  1. Naturally dairy-free.
  1. Naturally egg-free.
  1. Naturally gluten-free.
  1. Naturally nut-free.
  1. Naturally vegan & vegetarian:

SWEETIE PIE

  1. Dairy-Free:
    • Substitute the butter for plant-based butter.
    • Substitute the evaporated milk with coconut milk.
  1. Egg-Free:
    • Use an egg replacer such as JUST Egg.
  1. Gluten-Free:
    • Replace flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour with xanthan gum. 
  1. Naturally nut-free.
  1. Vegan & Vegetarian:
    • Substitute the butter for plant-based butter.
    • Substitute the evaporated milk with coconut milk.
    • Use an egg replacer such as JUST Egg.

Faboolous Foods

Kidstir Halloween Cooking Kit

We got the perfect kit to get your kiddo ready to celebrate their favorite time of the year. Halloween might be one day out of the year, but our Faboolous Foods will fill your entire month with skele-fun. We’re ready to freak out for these recipes — they are eerie-sistible! 

Starting with Apple Teeth, a better-for-you Halloween treat. Serve up your most fang-tastic smiles in minutes using simple and nutritious ingredients! Learn how to slice your apples into lips, then add nut butter or jam for some rotten or bloody teeth and a terrifyingly good bite. Then we got some tricks up our sleeve this month. We’ll teach you how to make delicious Spooky Cookies with your new kitchen gift, our Spooktacular Cookie Cutters, and how to mix your own cool icing colors with tips from our Foodie Fun Magazine

Food is tastier when it comes in fun shapes (it’s true!), and Halloween is the perfect occasion to let your kid’s creativity run wild. For a scary twist on an egg-in-a-hole, our Ghost in Toast recipe is scary easy and soon they’ll be making it every morning. Plus, this friendly ghost won’t haunt you. Carve out some time with your special chefs to make our Sweet Potato Jack-o’-Lanterns. If your kids like pumpkin carving, they’ll love this cute-to-eat dish. While they’re getting cooked, play a round of our Wordstir cards, or learn about the history of Halloween from this month’s fun-packed homeschool lesson

After you finish goblin it all up, share a picture of your creations in our #kidstirchallenge for a chance to win a free kit! And don’t forget to celebrate your kitchen success by sticking your hair-raisingly cute achievement stickers in your cookbook binder. Hungry for more?If you’re hosting a party, read up on our top tips to entertain and spook your guests, and how to turn common ingredients you already have into Halloween snacks. We have so many goodies in store this month, subscribe now so you don’t miss out!

Faboolous Foods Dietary Modifications

Dietary Modifications October

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Do you need dietary modifications to one of the recipes in our October 2020 Faboolous Foods kit? Check out the suggestions below:

APPLE TEETH

  1. Naturally dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian!
  1. Nut-Free:
    • Replace almond teeth with marshmallows.
    • Replace peanut butter with sunflower butter or jam.

GHOST IN TOAST

  1. Dairy-Free:
    • Replace cheese with a dairy-free brand such as Daiya.
  1. Egg-Free:
    • Substitute eggs with a plant-based egg replacer.
  1. Gluten-Free:
    • Replace with gluten-free bread.
  1. Nut-Free:
    • Naturally nut-free!
  1. Vegan & Vegetarian:
    • Replace cheese with a dairy-free brand such as Daiya.

SPOOKY COOKIES

  1. Dairy-Free:
    • Replace cream cheese with vegan cream cheese.
    • Instead of butter, use a non-dairy alternative like Earth Balance Original.
    • For the icing, replace milk with a plant-based option.
  1. Egg-Free:
    • Substitute with ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce.
  1. Gluten-Free:
    • Replace with gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  1. Nut-Free:
    • Omit almond extract.
  1. Vegan & Vegetarian:
    • Replace cream cheese with vegan cream cheese.
    • Instead of butter, use a non-dairy alternative like Earth Balance Original.
    • Substitute eggs with ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce.
    • For the icing, replace milk with a plant-based option.

Bake On!

Kidstir Bake On! kit

With fall and back-to-school season, excitement peaks and mayhem can reach new levels. What can help: Remembering to Keep Calm and Bake On! In this kit, you’ll find delicious recipes to bake with fresh, seasonal ingredients and pantry staples that are forever favorites. Mhm, did someone say chocolate?

Preheat the oven and turn your kitchen into a bakery with No-Knead Bread. Impress yourself by making a loaf from scratch, and teach your little ones a little science along the way with how yeast works. Place veggies on top of your slices to make silly sandwich faces — don’t forget to enter your pics in our photo contest for a chance to win a free kit!

Then take on pancakes with a twist with a Dutch Baby. Never heard of a Dutch Baby? This treat is like a giant puffed pastry you actually bake, and fun fact, its true origins stem from Germany! Topped with pears and blueberries in a swirl, this is a dessert-for-breakfast we can get on board with.

For the perfect lunch break bite, it’s gotta be classic Fudge Brownies. Appealing to kids’ sweet tooth (okay, maybe adults’ too) is a great motivation to get everyone involved in the kitchen! Young chefs can rely on our Handy Oven Mitt to stay safe so they can focus on enjoying their baked goodies. Other than learning oven safety, they’ll also pick up how to measure flour and practice patience while preparing their recipes. To pass the time, choose some hands-on activities from our Bake On! Homeschool Lesson Plan, or engage in a family faceoff with our Wordstir card game. When time’s almost up, play our Brownie word game to figure out what toppings to decorate your dessert with! Sprinkle, swirl, dust, or dazzle — the sky’s the limit.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Subscribe now to get your Bake On! kit, then get ready to cozy up and get your flour game on.

Trip to Japan

Bento Box image

Take a trip across the ocean and get a taste of Japan! 

It’s the land of mystic mountains, cherry blossoms, and origami. Our Bento Box kit is here and inspired by this island’s rich culture and history. It’s a whirlwind trip of delicious flavors, with dishes like Chicken Teriyaki, Adorable Onigiri, and Crispy Cucumber Salad. Transport yourself to its zen landscapes with our Virtual Walls, or take your adventure one step further with our new Bento Box Homeschool Lesson Plan. “Hajimemashou” — let’s get started!

If you want to try Japanese cuisine, Chicken Teriyaki is a must. Did you know that “teri” means “shine,” and “yaki” translates to “grill”? If you have a picky eater in the house, translating words is a great way to warm them up to new cuisines. Then bite into Adorable Onigiri, mini rice balls that are almost too cute to eat. Onigiri has been around for hundreds of years, and some people even eat it for breakfast. Starting in the 1600s, people began adding nori (seaweed) to the rice, to keep their hands from getting sticky while eating. These rice balls are so fun to roll, plus they make the perfect posing stars for your Virtual Walls. Snap a pic of your onigiri against your favorite Japan background, then share in our Facebook group! Lastly, introduce yourself to tofu and sesame seeds with Crispy Cucumber Salad. These popular Japanese ingredients can be added to your everyday cuisine and are guaranteed to make it more yummy. 

Enjoy your meals with our Compact Cutlery Set, which comes with a fork, spoon, and chopsticks. Use the spoon to slurp up some Miso Soup, one of our latest online recipes. And if you’ve never used chopsticks before, don’t fret. We’ve got a handy how-to as well as a pick up game for you to practice. Bring your reusable utensils when packing meals, just like how the Japanese do it. It’s super convenient and eco-friendly!  

Can’t get enough of Japan? Then check out our new article and study up on “kawaii,” the “culture of cuteness” in Japan. Or take your onigiri to the next level by transforming your rice balls into different animals and shapes or adding a sprinkle of furikake. This month we are also launching the very first in our Homeschool Lesson Plan series. Calculate fun facts about the culture with these math worksheets, take a calligraphy course, or even take virtual tours through the country’s most famous historical sites. It’s Japan 101. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!