TV star Misha Collins and his wife, journalist and historian Vicki Collins, show families how to be mealtime adventurers so that kids might have a lifelong relationship with real food with the publication of their new family cookbook The Adventurous Eaters Club.
Misha and Vicki Collins totally get it. When their son West was a toddler, he began refusing anything that wasn’t bland and beige. At first, they succumbed, anything to end the mealtime battles. But with sinking hearts they realized fruit snacks and buttered noodles weren’t just void of nutrition, they were setting him up for a lifetime with a limited palate and a reliance on convenience foods.
So, as a family, they decided to lean into what they love best—adventure—and invited their kids to be playful and exploratory in the kitchen. Now, in The Adventurous Eaters Club, Misha and Vicki share how they created a home where mealtime doesn’t involve coercion or trickery, and where salad, veggies, fresh soups, and fruit are the main course. Combining personal anecdotes and practical tips with over 100 creative, delicious, whimsical recipes little hands can help prepare The Adventurous Eaters Club offers readers all the support, encouragement, and practical advice they need to make lifelong adventurous eaters out of their kids.
- melted butter 5 tablespoons
- Eggs 4
- milk 11⁄2 cups
- baby spinach 1⁄4 cup, firmly packed in cup
- Pinch of sea salt
- all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cups
- chopped cooked ham 11⁄2 cup
WEST'S TIP: The fun part about popovers is that they pop up while baking. Don’t open the oven door while they’re baking or they’ll sink. Turn the oven light on and peek through the oven door
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