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Explore the world of food 



Adventure is worthwhile in itself” – Amelia Earhart


As a true lover of all good food and someone who enjoys trying new restaurants and dishes, it is super important to me that my children (and husband) also learn to love discovering new foods!

My goal is to one day travel the world with my family and discover all the amazing sights, tastes, sounds, and experiences the Earth has to offer. But I am not carting my entire family across the globe only to have them freak out because they can’t have the exact brand of macaroni and cheese they like (amiright?!). At this point in our lives, we just aren’t in a position to take our kids all over the world – but what we can do is introduce them to the flavors, ingredients, and recipes that the world has to offer. 

But even if you aren’t planning on turning your family into world travelers, it is quite stressful to go to a new restaurant or to be visiting someone’s house and realizing that your child will eat nothing.  I want to help you teach your children a love of food in a fun and non-stressful way, so no matter where you are or what is for dinner, everyone can find something they enjoy. 

At The Gingered Whisk you will find recipes created to inspired your whole family to become more adventurous in their eating habits.

Here we place the emphasis on flavor, varied diets, and real food. We strive to empower parents and children alike to enjoy the amazing abundance and variety of food the world has to offer.

While you won’t find any elaborately constructed cutesy plates of whimsy here, you will find tons of creative recipes designed to inspire your family’s palate, cultivate an adventuresome spirit, and maybe even help you create your own foodie family!

Together we will:

  • Explore cultural recipes, flavors, and ingredients from around the world.
  • Discover new family favorite weeknight meals that are easy and healthy.
  • Go on Culinary Adventures inspired to create foodies out of your whole family.

The recipes here are designed to work any night of the week – whether you have company over or you are just trying to survive the chaotic hours between school and bedtime.

My hope is that through creative and experimental explorations into new foods, ingredients and cultural dishes, your family can enjoy positive food experiences and learn to appreciate trying new foods.

**Read How to Raise Adventurous Eaters for more information about how you can incorporate these meals into your lives and avoid the picky eater trap.


Some of my Favorite Posts:

Learn how to meal plan

Learn to Meal Plan Like A Boss – Learn how to make meal planning actually work for you! Plus there is a free printable workbook that will help you plan it all out!



Eat Like A Princess Series – Designed to help get your kids interested in trying new food from around the world – recipes inspired by Disney Princesses!


Family Date Night Dinner - Once Upon A Dinner

Once Upon A Dinner Date Series – Designed to get families interested in reading books as a family, and then experiencing the joy of creating a dinner and dessert together


Rainbow Pizza for Kids

Eat The Rainbow Meals – These meals are designed to have a wide variety of colorful toppings and additions to them, allowing individual family members the ability to decide for themselves what they place on their plates (and therefore increasing the chances of actually eating it!)


Other Things you might like:

Cultural recipes for foodie families

You are also going to want to check out my “Around the World in 80 Meals” – its totally a spin off on the book, but instead of traveling in a hot air balloon, we will be exploring different cultural recipes in our own kitchens! The meals are all weeknight and family friendly!


Check out my Resources Page for tips and tricks to make your life easier!


Meal Plans by Week

Seasonal Weekly Meal Plans (as well as meal plans devoted to special holidays and what food is in season each month!)

Interested in learning more about who I really am? Check out my “About Me” Page!