Meet Cricket Azima, founder and owner of The Creative Kitchen. ChopChop was lucky enough to chat with Cricket about all the ways she’s involved in teaching kids to cook and be healthy. If you’re in the area be sure to visit her at The Kids Food Festival March 2-3 in New York City.
ChopChop: What is the Creative Kitchen?
The Creative Kitchen teaches children about food and how to cook in a fun, safe and educational manner. My goal is to inspire children to express themselves creatively through cooking and the arts.
Reading mavens and followers of trendy fashion will love Out of Print, a clothing company that designs t-shirts with beautiful illustrations of beloved books. Their cozy children’s t-shirts feature dozens of book covers, from the classics Charlottes Web and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to the more modern favorite Olivia. Adults can also get in on the fun with shirts displaying retro cover art of A Wrinkle in Time or The Great Gatsby. Those are just a few of the loved literary classics you can proudly sport.
The search for a healthy and satisfying snack can be never ending, and while it’s sometimes delicious, other times it can disappoint. Luckily, the ChopChop team has been busy sampling, and we’ve found some of the best new snacks that are sure to satiate your hunger.
At ChopChop, we love to highlight cool kids (and big kids) who are doing exciting work in the food and health world. We talked to Amina Salat, founder and volunteer of Growing Colorado Kids , an organization that encourages Kids to garden and grow food in their own backyards. Amina also volunteers at SAME Café in Denver Colorado where everyone is served, no matter his or her economic status. People pay whatever they can afford. Amina and her family came to the US from Somalia in 2004.
ChopChop: How did you come up with the idea for Growing Colorado Kids?