Whole Wheat Pancakes with Very Berry Blueberry Sauce

Hands up if you enjoy eating pancakes! Making pancakes from scratch together is a lot of fun. Flipping pancakes takes confidence, and with practice anyone can master this skill. This special Project CHEF pancake recipe is made with THREE whole grains. Grains are made up of three parts, and when eating WHOLE grains you are giving your body all three parts of nutrition including fibre, protein & healthy fats and carbohydrates. As a bonus, we have a Very Berry Blueberry Sauce to go with the pancakes.

Yield: 20 pancakes
Preparation Time: About 15 minutes
Cooking Time: About 25 minutes

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Whole Wheat Pizza

The great thing about making pizza at home is that it’s easy to customize. In fact, everyone can make their own designer pizza, adding the ingredients that suit their tastes. Making the dough is a highlight as you get to be a part of the process of turning flour, water and yeast into a restaurant-worthy pizza crust. Set a date with the family to make pizza.

Yield: makes six 15 cm (6 inch) pizzas
Preparation Time:  About 2 hours

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Tuscan-Style Tomato Sauce

Different areas of Italy include different ingredients to the tomato sauce they make. In northern Italy, where the area of Tuscany is located, they include a mixture of vegetables to add extra flavour to their tomato sauce. This mixture is called a soffritto.

Yield: 4-6 servings
Preparation Time: 1 hour

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Black Bean and Corn Chili

This “big bowl of red” is perfect for practising knife skills and feeding a crowd. It’s a one-pot meal loaded with goodness. The spices add amazing flavours making it deep and rich in taste, but not overly hot. A bonus is that many of the veggies you will be eating grow locally in BC. This recipe can be made with canned pantry ingredients, spices and frozen vegetables, all of which have a long shelf-life. It is also inexpensive and great for batch-cooking making it the perfect recipe to add to your repertoire. Making chili can be competitive as everyone thinks their chili recipe is the best, including us! We think our Project CHEF chili is THE best recipe out there. Try it out, we’ll let you decide.

Yield: Serves 5 – 6 people
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
Cooking time: About 45 minutes

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Whole Wheat Quesadilla

If you are new to cooking, this is a great recipe to practice many important cooking skills, in particular, knife skills. You will have the opportunity to practice your Claw & Saw as you precisely cut the tomatoes and onion. This simple recipe can be put together in a flash, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in flavour. It is one of our favourites and is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands and let’s get started!

Yield: 5 quesadillas
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
Cooking time: About 4 – 5 minutes each

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Apple-Berry Crumble

There’s something comforting about the flavours and aroma of this crumble. Crumbles or crisp are traditional desserts that have been made since pioneer days. Why are they still popular? Because they taste as good now as they did then.

Yield: Serves 6 – 7
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
Baking Time: About 45 minutes @ 175 C (350 F)

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Whole Wheat Focaccia

Baking bread might be your best excuse for a science experiment at home. It’s fun to watch yeast come alive in the right environment and work it’s magic on dough. Practice your accurate measuring skills in this recipe and use math to divide the Focaccia into fair amounts for everyone in your household. It’s going to smell heavenly and you’ll want to eat it warm because it’s just too hard to resist. Focaccia is an Italian flat bread. You can use different toppings, however this recipe calls for the classic Italian flavours of rosemary and parmesan cheese.

Yield: one dinner-plate sized loaf
Preparation Time: 1 ½ hours, including rising time
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

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Macaroni & Cheese

This recipe is a favourite in the Project CHEF kitchens. It tastes so much better than the one from a box, and you’ll recognize all of the ingredients. Bonus: this is also a delicious way to eat broccoli!

Yield: 5 servings
Preparation Time: About 40 minutes
Cooking Time: About 20-25 minutes

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