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We love CoachArt

If you’ve checked out our Charity of the Month feature, then you know this month’s charity is CoachArt.  We’re so excited to be working with CoachArt, and if you haven’t already seen it, CoachArt clients will be attending our Baking Around the World launch party!! Even better – we’ll be donating 10% of all sales made from books at the party to the organization.

If you’re interested in becoming a CoachArt volunteer, click here.

Learn more about CoachArt and volunteering in this video!

Happy National Chili Day!

Happy National Chili Day everyone! Enjoy one of Yvette’s personal favorites!

Pumpkin-licious Chili
Makes 4 large servings.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (12-ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro or parsley


  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium. Add onion; cook until softened, 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin, and salt; cook 30 seconds.
  3. Add beef and stir to break up. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until browned.
  4. Add tomatoes, beans, corn, and honey; bring to a boil over high, then reduce to a simmer and cook, covered 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in herbs and serve.

For added fun: serve in a carved out pumpkin!

Send us photos if you make your own!!

New Year’s Resolutions At Handstand Kids

We’re taking our New Year’s Resolutions pretty seriously this year!

Yvette Garfield, founder of Handstand Kids, wants to do this in the new year:
-Try more exotic fruits
-Have a friends potluck dinner once a month

Ruth Lerdahl, Yvette’s right-hand-woman, aims to do these things in the new year:
-Go hiking
-Volunteer in her neighborhood
-Explore new areas of Los Angeles and California
-Hear more live music
-Plan more get-togethers with friends

Have you come up with yours yet? Happy almost 2012!

Yvette Stops By Southern Living

Yvette stopped by Southern Living earlier this month! Watch the video below for some holiday cooking tips. Don’t forget to get your kiddos in the kitchen with you this holiday season!

Thanks for watching, ya’ll!

Yvette On Kababayan LA TV

We’re thrilled that Yvette had the chance to be on Kababayan LA TV last week! Watch the video below to see all of the products Yvette recommends for holiday gifts!


Thanks for letting us share Handstand Kids with your viewers, Kababayan LA!

And remember, if you use coupon code, HOLIDAY, you can get 25% off your online purchases!

Yvette On The Go

Our very own, Yvette, visited KCAL 9 studios yesterday and made a healthy and easy holiday meal.  Be sure to watch the video and learn how to make Italian popcorn, Mexican salad and Chinese spring rolls!

Have a great weekend!

Yvette Takes Louisville By Storm

Yvette just left Louisville, Kentucky and the ABC Kids Expo! Before leaving, she made a stop at Louisville’s Channel 11. Be sure to check it out below.

Thanks for watching!!