Kiva’s Kitchen!

kiva2So, who’s this Kiva guy?

Kiva is a professional chef and the original YogaKid! He is the son of Don and Marsha Wenig, who founded YogaKids. He’s traveled the world finding yummy food along the way, and he’s left these nice recipes here just for you!

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Kitchen Safety – It’s Important!

Making food can be super fun and awesome, and to keep it that way, it's important to practice a few safety tips when you're in the kitchen. Having adult backup, knowing how to sterilize and clean your work area, and understanding the proper way to handle ...
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Freshest Recipes

Vegan Pumpkin Soup

You'll need a cookie sheet, a food processor or immersion blender (OR a good hand-masher and some patience), a soup pot, and an oven for this soup. You'll also need an adult to help with cutting, baking, and cooking on the stove top! Ingredients 2 cups veggie stock 2 pie ...
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“Sugar-free” Crustless Apple Pie

No sugar, no crust...is this even pie? I guess it's not technically pie, but it has all the right flavors and it's delicious! Apples have lots and lots of natural sugars, like most fruits. Along with bananas, apples have some of the highest natural sugar content of any fruit. Sometimes apples ...
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Ch-ch-ch-chia Fresca & Pudding

Chia seeds (chia hispanica) are amazing and nutritious. The originate in Mexico, where they have been cultivated for centuries. In fact, Aztec warriors used to carry chia seeds with them when they went into battle, and they were sometimes referred to as "runners food" because, it was said, eating just ...
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Presidents’ Day Cookies (Abe & George)

What better way to honor some of our founding fathers than with a sweet treat in the likenesses of George Washington and Honest Abe? Start with Nilla Wafers or Easy-Peasy Sugar Cookies. Using big cookies, full-size chips and baby marshmallows You will need: Cookies (fully cooled) Chocolate bar that's divided ...
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Easy-Peasy Sugar Cookies (Base Recipe)

These cookies make a great base for decorating. If you go with the chilled dough method, you can use cookie cutters to cut them into fun shapes, but unlike a lot of recipes, this dough can be baked immediately, without chilling first. Easy-Peasy Sugar Cookies 2 3/4 cups all-purpose or ...
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Star-of-David Mini Pizzas

Total time: 30m Ingredients: Packaged mini-toasts or big crackers Deli sliced rounds of provolone or other cheese (round works best) Tomato paste or pre-made pasta sauce Fresh or dry oregano Instructions: Lay out the crackers or toasts on a foil or silicone lined baking tray that can go in your ...
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Snowman Skewers

Total time: 30m or less Ingredients: Bananas – each banana makes about two and a half skewers One red and one green apple A few red and green grapes Chocolate chips or raisins (baby-sized chips work best) Wood skewers A flat serving platter or tray Optional: a little bit of ...
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Pita Holiday Trees

Total time: 30m or less Ingredients: Package of pita bread Green Garden Dip (see next recipe) or other green and white dip – like tzatziki, spinach dip Brightly colored veggies (tiny cherry tomatoes, red, yellow, and green peppers, black olive slices, etc.) Optional: fresh dill Instructions: Cut each pita round ...
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Green Garden Dip

Total time 20m Ingredients: Large or mid-size container of Greek yogurt (not single serve) Bundles of fresh leafy green herbs, like: dill, parsley, mint, basil, and tarragon. 2-4 green onions. Use the whole thing, just cut off roots and any brown leaves One clove fresh garlic, or a ½ Tablespoon ...
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Caprese & Seasonal Eating

Caprese is a simple, delicious Italian salad. It is pronounced: kah-PRAY-zeh. Caprese is one of my favorite summer dishes, and it's best enjoyed when the ingredients are in season. What does that mean - "in season"? When you eat foods that are in season, that means you are eating food that is ...
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Orange Pops

There is nothing better than a cold popsicle on a hot day! The only problem is that most popsicles are filled with junk like dyes and artificial flavors. The only way to get around that is to make your own! All you will need is a gallon of all-natural orange ...
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Pesto Pasta

Pasta is the Italian word for...pasta!  Pasta is a basic staple of Italian cuisine. It refers to noodles of all types, from penne to macaroni, lasagna noodles, bow-ties, and more! In this recipe, we will use whatever type of pasta you'd like. Use gluten-free pasta to make this dish gluten-free ...
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Quesadilla

The quesadilla is a dish that originated in Mexico. It is traditionally made by filling a corn tortilla with cheese (and sometimes extra stuff like meat, onions, or other vegetables and herbs), folding it over, and melting it together. You can add whatever you want to your quesadilla! Quesadilla is pronounced "kay-suh-DEE-yuh."  QUESO ...
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Fancy Pants Grilled Cheese

This is a fun spin on a standard grilled cheese sandwich. Yield: 2 sandwiches The Shopping List: 4 slices of your favorite whole wheat bread 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 deli slices of provolone cheese 2 deli slices of fontina cheese 1/3 cup thinly sliced white onion* 1/3 cup ...
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Basil Pesto Spread

Pesto is an Italian dish that can be used as a sandwich or cracker spread, pasta sauce, and more. It is SO DELICIOUS. I put it on everything and then have nice garlic-breath. Pesto comes from the Italian word pestare (peh-STAR-ay), which means to  ‘pound, crush.’ It got its name because, before ...
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Lettuce Wrap

This lettuce wrap is a great way to have a sandwich when you're out of bread. Plus, I'm pretty sure it's a well-known scientific fact that food eaten in roll-up form is at least three times as fun as food eaten in flat form. Did you know: Romaine lettuce is super ...
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