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“It’s good for your kids to learn where their food comes from,” she adds. “It doesn’t come from the microwave, it comes from the ground. I’d like people to have a sense of empowerment when it comes to eating and the ritual of eating … and that, I got from Staten Island.”
A typical segment of “That’s Fresh” is fast-paced and fun. As the show’s subtitle says: “Recipes so easy, you’re laughing.”
“We take one main ingredient that’s seasonal or we take one idea that ties into the season and we make that the star of the show,” Helen says. “We just shot for the holidays. I did turkey brining. So it’s kind of like two-minute little snippets about a fresh idea.
“It’s all healthy and it’s organic, but I never say those words, because I kind of feel like mommies are doing the best that they can and I don’t want people to feel bad about their choices, so I always throw out things like: ‘I’m gonna use arugula, but if you don’t have that, then use iceberg, use romaine, use whatever you have.’ I always throw out a kind of alternative so that not having an ingredient stops everyone from doing it. Whatever you have, let’s just try it.