I tried a million ways to get Soleil to try new foods, eat what was in front of her, and stop saying she doesn’t like something before ever having tried it.

We finally found success and the details are in this book. We created a method of planning, preparing, and eating meals that not only eliminates those problems, but actually gets kids excited about dinner. 

To get it out in the open: I’ve never created a cookbook before. But I’ve used so many, studied them intensely, and noticed that none work for all of us together. There are cutesy cookbooks for kids that show you how to make sloppy joes, but don’t create any appreciation for food. And there are cookbooks for adults that show you how to make eggs benedict using 30 ingredients, but are difficult and frustrating, often even for adults. And no one really talks about how to include kids in the whole process, including writing lists, deciding on the menu, and setting the table. The kids will feel ownership over the meal, and are therefore so much more likely to eat it.

Soleil’s Table provides the tools to make meals the best part of your day, enables your kids to appreciate food, and brings everyone together around the planning, making, and eating of a meal.

We want to do more with Soleil's Table. We want to create a community of people who are connecting with their kids over food. We want to create more books with your ideas. We want to make a fancy restaurant for families. We want to do other things that I'm not thinking of right now.

If you want a copy of our prototype, drop me an email at and I'll send you a link to a PDF version.