Vietnamese Spring Rolls are another favourite Project CHEF family-style meal. Your whole family can gather around and roll together. What will you put in your spring rolls? If you have been growing sprouts with us, this recipe is the perfect time to use them. Sprouts pack a punch of flavour, so be careful not to use too much. In this recipe, we sprinkled a little layer of pea sprouts, radish sprouts, and basil sprouts. See our Growing Microgreens Activity on how to grow your own sprouts at home.
In Project CHEF, we believe that a Chef is part Scientist. There is a lot of science in cooking. A simple favourite amongst many, this Critterless Caesar Salad recipe will teach you all about emulsification. To emulsify something means to combine two ingredients together that normally don’t mix. Some of you may already know that oil & water don’t mix well together, but when making this salad dressing you will do just that.
With limited outdoor activities, we would like to whole-heartedly endorse cooking as a family activity. When you want to get busy in the kitchen, check with an adult to see if it is a good time to cook or set up a time to cook with the family.
At Project CHEF we believe in setting people up for success and we want you to become confident, safe cooks. To help you do this, we are sharing our top tips for successful cooking.
Sometimes you just need a comforting dessert and what’s more comforting than pudding? This comes together in one pot, using the power of cornstarch and eggs as thickeners. It is delicious just as it is, but when our local BC strawberries appear, they would go wonderfully together. And a dollop of whipped cream is never a bad idea either. How do cornstarch and eggs thicken cooked foods? Record in your Food Journal.
Yield: 6 servings Preparation Time: About 25 minutes Chilling Time: About an hour
Originating from Italy, Calzones are like a folded pizza stuffed with all of your favourite ingredients. This version is a veggie calzone filled with fresh vegetables and herbs. Practice measuring wet and dry ingredients and develop the art of kneading dough with this recipe. Tasty Tip: If you made the Tuscan-Style Tomato Sauce, this is the perfect opportunity to bring some out and try as a dipping sauce.
Yield: 4 x 15cm calzone Preparation Time: About 2 hours Cooking Time: About 20 – 25 minutes
Banana sushi is a healthy snack and it’s super quick to make. As an added bonus, it offers learning opportunities to practice fractions while cutting it. How will you portion your sushi to make sure all the pieces are the same size? You may use any seed butter or nut butter you have at home. This recipe is a real fuel-me-up snack.
Yield: 1 serving Preparation Time: about 5 minutes
It’s not summer yet but here is something to get you prepared. Increase your vegetable intake with this delicious Vegetable Succotash. Don’t limit yourself to the vegetables listed in the ingredients list. Use what you have in your fridge or maybe add a new vegetable you haven’t tried before. The more colours the better!
Yield: 4-5 servings Preparation Time: about 35 minutes
We don’t like to waste anything at Project CHEF. That’s why we have this wonderful Chicken Stock recipe to use up leftover bones from roast chicken. Chicken stock can be used in a wide variety of recipes including soup, risotto and to cook rice or cous cous to name a few. Making your own stock is easy and affordable. You can use sad-looking vegetables from the crisper that may have been destined for waste and turn them into something great! Make a big batch and freeze it in smaller portions so that you always have some ready on hand for when a recipe calls for it.
BC is blessed with a bounty of good food grown right on our doorstep. We get to enjoy what our farmers grow and producers make throughout the year. Many of these ingredients we recognize right away but others may cause us to pause, look at carefully and do a little research to find out what they are and how can we enjoy eating them.