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Gifts From the Kitchen

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Mother's Day is as much fun for the kids as for Mom. Giggling and whispering loudly, the darlings tiptoe to the kitchen to whip up traditional breakfast in bed.

Mother’s Day is as much fun for the kids as for Mom. Giggling and whispering loudly, the darlings tiptoe to the kitchen to whip up traditional breakfast in bed. Mom wakens to the clanging of pots and utensils, and she hides a smile as she pretends to be fast asleep.
Kids love to do something special for mom. Here, we offer gifts from the kitchen–wholesome recipes simple enough for the kids to prepare. With a little adult guidance, the young ones can measure and mix ingredients even if they’re not old enough to chop or cook. There’s the morning favourite, muesli, which is a mixture of raw fruit, milk or cream and rolled oats. This tasty combination gives you plenty of enzymes, vitamins, complex carbohydrates and protein to energize you throughout the day.

As an alternative to breakfast, I suggest a variety of brunch ideas. The sumptuous Fruit Pizza is a fun way to eat fresh fruits. Sally adds more international flavours–her refreshing Middle Eastern dish, Tabouleh, can be prepared beforehand, and her Italian-style Speedy Tomato-Basil Soup can cook while you’re setting the brunch table.

These easy meals will bring a happy smile and even a few tears of joy. To have your kids serve up love with good nutrition is a precious gift the whole family can enjoy.
Happy Mother’s Day,
Christel Gursche

Orange-Coconut Muesli

Fruit Pizza

Speedy Tomato-Basil Soup

Tabouleh

Tip: You can make this salad several hours before eating, but remember to stir in the tomato a half hour before serving to prevent the wheat from getting too soggy.

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