Autumn Spice Granola

Autumn Spice Granola

By IndyKids Staff Fall is here. Get toasty with your own homemade autumn spice granola! Ingredients 4 c. rolled oats ½ tbsp. cinnamon ½ tbsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. allspice 1/8 c. flax seeds 1/8 c. sesame seeds, unhulled ¼ c. raw sunflower seeds ¼ c. raw pumpkin seeds ¼ c....

Caitlin’s Easy, Three Bean-y Salad Recipe

IndyKids’ Staff Can you believe it’s spring already? Neither can we since it keeps snowing on us here at IndyKids headquarters in New York City! In hopes of sunnier weather to come, we thought we’d share one of our favorite picnic recipes. It’s super easy to...

Warm Up With Hot Chocolate

By SAUL FERHOLT-KAHN, age 11 As winter comes, and we are hungry, we want to eat and drink warm things. Hot chocolate is one solution. Hot chocolate began as a drink made by Mayans, originally served cold, spicy and frothy, made with a paste of ground cacao seeds and...

What Does It Take to Serve Up Food Justice?

By URBAN LEADERS ACADEMY GIRLS FOR GENDER EQUITY Food justice is at work as this farmers’ market brings fresh fruits and vegetables to New York City. PHOTO: blese/Flickr Food security means that a family can find and afford nutritious food in their neighborhood....

Recipe: Locrio de Salami (Dominican rice and salami)

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 Try making this delicious, traditional dish from the Dominican Republic. PHOTO: elfogoncito.net Ingredients: 4 cups of rice 1 pound of diced Dominican salami (or Kielbasa if you can’t find the salami in a store near you) 2 tablespoons of...

Michelle Care: Is it Going Anywhere?

By RENEE RICEVUTO, age 10 Mentored by SAMANTHA HENIG Today, kids in America are facing the epidemic of being overweight, also known as obesity. Obesity can cause heart disease, diabetes, stroke and low self-esteem. Some kids don’t have a choice. Since fresh food costs...