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Chicken Soup for the Teenager Soul

My first child’s high school years were screeching to an end in the proverbial ‘blink of an eye’ that all the more seasoned parents always warn us about.

Really, how did he grow from this——————————————-—to this overnight?

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In a panic I realized that Home Economics is not something that is offered in his high school curriculum among all the triple crazy trig-something-something and the AP Physics sciency-thing classes and since I wasn’t invited to go along to college with him it was time to take things into my own hands. I may not be able to teach him how to change a tire or fix a plumbing leak or repair his car, but I can teach him how to feed himself. Off to the market we went and this is the story of Chicken Soup for the Teenager Soul.

Santa Barbara food photographer Dena Robles
California based food and restaurant storyteller
Downtown Market Grand Rapids, food narratives by Dena Robles
Teaching our teens to shop for food and cook
Curated by Dena, farmer’s market shopping trip
Learning to cook with kids
Veggie Portraits by Dena Robles
Roast vegetable and chicken soup prep
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Roast Vegetable and Chicken Soup, curated by dena
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Roast Vegetable and Chicken soup, food styling and photography, CA
Food Styling and Photography by Dena Robles, California
Getting Teens in the kitchen

I’m less of a recipe-developer and more of a styler, photographer and storyteller. I’ll include the recipe here to complete the narrative, but here is the link also where I found the recipe a few years ago and continue to find inspiration. AND the recipe for our favorite cornbread (we sub in gluten-free flour) yummm.