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Cashew Milk Ice Cream

48 ounces cashew milk
5.4 oz coconut cream
8 oz local honey
4 whole pastured eggs (JuHa)
2 cups pineapple thinly sliced
1 t fleur…

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Eating on the Road

My family of four recently took a trip over Memorial Day weekend to visit family and spend some quality time…

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Our Menu, Awaiting our newest Half Pint

Before the arrival of my little one, I planned a menu, in an attempt to take one thing off my…

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Half Pint Easy Family Recipes

Bok Choy Stir Fry

* 2 c. short grain brown rice
* 4 c. water
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1 c. sliced carrots

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Easy Thai Fried Rice

* 1/4 c. diced onion or scallions
* 2 T olive oil
* 1/2 c. diced pineapple
* 1/2 c. diced red or…

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Getting ready for Trudy

In a little more than a month, Chef Tara will be welcoming a new baby to her family.  Here are…

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A peek into Chef Tara’s weekly meal plan

For a busy mom and business owner, one way to stay on top of her game at home is to…

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Easy Winter Recipe

* 2 1/2 lb. pork shoulder roast (2 in. thick, bone in)
* Olive oil
* Sprigs of sage and thyme
* Salt…

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Home Menu-planning Strategies for the New Year

You may not enjoy menu planning and cooking because coming up with new ideas is sometimes exhausting, and of course,…

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Chef Tara’s Top 10 Gifts for Kids

10 – Yumbox Bento Box (Children take different types of lunches as they get older.)
9 – Silicone push-pop molds
8 –…

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Half Pint Parenting: A new idea!

Last week I received this link from a friend.  It’s a blog post on a simple way to stop child…

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Foodie Friendly Gifts

Do you have a foodie on your list? Are you a foodie, looking to add a few things to your…

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Beginner’s Risotto

2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
1 cup short grain brown rice *
2-3 cups chicken broth
1 cup shredded Parmesan
salt & pepper

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Half Pint Recipe: Stuffed Apples

* Cut the apple in half, removing the core.

* Make some couscous (Ours is Israeli couscous. We added apricots and…

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Place Settings & Plating for Half Pints

I’m a big believer in presenting food to children that looks appetizing.  When I feed my family, I pull out…

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Snacks that Count

As we head into the holdiay season, there are treats everywhere – on Pinterest, at the office, grocery stores, and…

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Spooky Halloween Pasta

Squid Ink Pasta with Butternut Squash (serves family of 4)
1/2 pound squid ink pasta, cooked
1/2 pound roasted butternut squash, mashed

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Our New Menu!

Stage 1: Infant Starter
½ Pints= $5
6 Pack= $28
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Steamed Carrots with Orange Zest
Cauliflower with Brown Butter
Peruvian Purple Potato with Continue reading

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Fair Days

The State Fair of Texas is here!  My family and I love to take our half pint to the fair,…

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Half Pint Pick: the Bake and Play Cafe

Starting this fall, Chef Tara is partnering with Lakewood’s newest gem, the Bake and Play Cafe. Owned by Dee Moore and…

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family cooking

Look who’s in the kitchen with Half Pint Palates!

More space, friendly faces, inspiring surroundings . . . we recently moved! Half Pint Palates is now sharing a commercial…

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Kids in the Kitchen

I first learned to cook by being in the kitchen with my parents.  I learned how to be comfortable and…

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Happy 6 Months to Half Pint Palates!

Happy 6 month anniversary to us! We are now gearing up for our fall menu change. Below are a few…

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Roasted Garlic

I like to make a roasted garlic puree to add flavor to lots of different foods.  Try it this week!

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Half Pint Pick: John

Hailing from Montana with a background in education, John Anderson has worked as a math and physics teacher, high school…

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Gardening Hints

Growing up in a family of gardeners, we always had a garden. And a big one, including an acre of…

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Babyfood 101

When Vivian was ready for solids, I started making her food.  While some parents hit the babyfood isle at Target,…

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Pick of the Beans

As a child, one of my favorite times of year was picking the last green beans of the season.  We…

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Half Pint Picks

South Caroline Pulled Pork, Argentinian Bistek, Korean Bipimbap Scramble and Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash . . . .what do…

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What a trip!

One of the unique aspects of Half Pint Palates is our menu that changes with the seasons.  Many times, my…

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Blogs Chef Tara Follows

I thought you might want to see who I follow. Below is my list in order favorite:
I met Kelly through…

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Spoons, Chopsticks and Stand-Offs

Most of you parents and care givers out there have had to master the art of compromise from time to…

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Half Pint

Growing up in rural Kentucky on a family farm, there was a strong chance if you had a little sass in you, a nick name would soon find you. I had plenty of sass
and I had the sweetest… Continue reading

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