Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Gerrie Hawes, founder of Fresh Daisy organic baby foods shows us how to cook potato, broccoli and cauliflower puree, a perfect ...
Tags:Potato, Broccoli and Cauliflower puree,Broccoli and Cauliflower,Fresh Daisy organic baby foods,organic baby food,potato,parenting tips,simplymediatv
Grab video code:
Julie Hasson: So the first recipe I am going to look at is, just simply Broccoli, Cauliflower and Potato Puree. It has lots of some different uses; I will tell you about it as we go along. But they -- the ingredients themselves have chosen, because they all are really handy foods for your child, because they are really good tasteful. Well the potatoes are really good source food a Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin. A niacin is really important to help your body create the human serotonin. And serotonin itself is what we call a happy hormone and it keeps us smiling. So potatoes are good for keeping your soul in a good mood. Cauliflower, as well as Vitamin C it’s a really good source of folic acid. But the super food, the super ingredient of this recipe is broccoli. Broccoli is known only as a good source of Vitamin C and folic acid, but it’s also are very rich in Vitamin K, which you need for really good quality blood but also magnesium and calcium, and calcium is very important for bones and general development. Broccoli is also thought to have antiviral and antibacterial properties, so when your little ones starting to go to a day nursery and picking up these bugs, reach for the broccoli because it really does help boost their immune system.
Lets get on with the puree. What I’ve got here is already washed and prepared one potato, cauliflower, and broccoli. And you just simply wash it, and put it into small florets. If you haven’t got a food processor, then you can just grate the potato and chop the cauliflower and Broccoli as small as you can, but I am going to whisk it through this food processor, because obviously time is a bit precious for all of us. So with this vegetable puree, we want to make sure that the water is boiling before we put it in. You do that because it actually not only keeps it looking nice and bright in color but actually helps keep the vitamins rather than them being destroyed in the cooking process. Don’t worry if you have a good enough water in that because you can always boil the cup and add a little bit more boiling water. Then I bring this up to the boil and down to a simmer. I keep this quite dry because vitamin C is actually water-soluble vitamin, and therefore the juices that come out of it whether would way to find the vitamin c, so by doing it this way you blaze in with the water that is cooking in and keep all the goodness in as well.
Then top this up with a little bit more boiling water. What you’re trying to do is make it, so the ingredients are just slightly covered, but not swimming on water. So bring it up the boil then down to a simmer, and leave it simmering for just 10 minutes. We recently grated the ingredients before we put it in here, it’s because if you could grate wheat flour to broccoli and cauliflower, the outside is really cooked before the inside is, and that’s true of any of the ingredients that you might use in a puree at this stage. If you could grate the gloms in, you’ll end up over cooked on the outside, and under cooked on the inside. There’s a good reason I choose this recipe, to encourage your children to eat more vegetables, it’s not just because it’s been find that it’s really important that your child gets a taste of vegetables in the early days. But broccoli is a really sweet vegetable, whereas some of the green vegetables tend to have quite a bitterness about them. So for a little one, this has still got a little bit too much texture in, so what we want to do is just give in other quick blaze with the hand blender. So we’ll just take it off the heat, so we don’t splash ourselves with some hot puree.
And you want to toss it with a hand mixture. You’re not trying to make a smooth puree, you’re just trying make it a little bit easier for your little ones to digest. As I am blending, I am just looking to see if there’s larger florets, then I am going to just mix -- have a look with a teaspoon. And of course, this is ready to serve to your little one straight way once it’s cooled to the right temperature for your baby. But because it’s such a useful puree, really it’s worth freezing some because you could of course freeze into the little ice cube trays, but that you quite use, quite a lot of cubes as your babies getting a little bit older. So these little containers of about 60 gram is perfect. And as we do puree, you want to allow them to cool a little bit before you put them straight in the freezer. And that’s because if your put hot food straight into the freezer, it’ll start defrost everything else around it, which obviously is not what you’re trying to do.
The one thing I love about this is container is that, you can just warm them up, you can heat them in the microwave or heat them in a pan of boiling water. So you can warm it up that way. And then serve those as the little dips for your child to dip veg sticks or chicken sticks in. This is broccoli cauliflower and potato puree, a great way to give your child food for the day.