Potato Gnocchi

Gnocchi, though actually a little dumpling, is used like pasta and originates from Northern Italy. Commonly made with mashed potatoes and flour, these fluffy little pillows can be paired with a variety of sauces. Traditionally served with butter or olive oil and fresh sage, we served ours with a tomato sauce. Try pairing your homemade Potato Gnocchi with Project CHEF Tuscan-Style Tomato Sauce.

Yield: 4 – 6 servings
Preparation Time: Cook potatoes: about 30 minutes
Make gnocchi: about 25 minutes
Cook gnocchi: about 2 minutes

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Roast Chicken with Herbs

Roast chicken & turkey can sometimes remind people of special occasion dinners. Times of getting together with friends and family to share laughs and traditions. If you have one of these memories, think back to those moments…who cooked the roast? Are you ready to rise up to the challenge, WOW your guests and create memories? Here’s how to cook a delicious Roast Chicken with Herbs. Let’s get cooking, chefs!

Yield: 4 – 5 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: About 1 hour and 35 minutes

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Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs & Veggies

This Quinoa Salad recipe is amongst the Project CHEF team’s favourite lunch recipes – it’s delicious, nutritious & fun to make! Quinoa is a super-grain that has been cultivated for over 5000 years. Why “super” grain? Quinoa is a complete protein, an ideal substitute for animal protein and is high in fibre. Quinoa is a tough wholegrain that can thrive even through a drought.

Yield: Serves 6 – 7
Preparation Time: About 30 minutes

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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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Bird’s Nest Cookies

The smell of cookies baking in the oven is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Fill your ‘nest’ with chocolate or berry flavours, or maybe both! The whole process from preparing to eating cookies is a joyful time and one that should be experienced by families together at home.

Yield: About 27 cookies
Preparation Time: About 30 minutes
Baking Time: About 15 – 20 minutes

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Maple Glazed Salmon

Whether you are already a seafood lover or still not quite sure, this recipe is sure to satisfy. This combination of sweet & salty really complements the salmon. You will be quick to give it a two thumbs up!

Yield: 4 servings
Preparation Time: About 15 minutes
Cooking Time: About 3 – 4 minutes per side

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Growing Microgreens

Let’s get growing! You do not need a yard or a balcony for this garden project. These little bites pack a punch — more flavour and more nutrition than the average salad green. Adding home-grown microgreens will definitely make salad a new favourite. Food tastes so good when you grow it yourself.

Let’s get started with two varieties that are sweet tasting and nearly failsafe growing. Easy peasy!

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Maple Sticky Buns

Do you have a sweet tooth? This guide will walk you through making our finger-licking-good Maple Sticky Buns. Are you ready to fill your house with the sweet cinnamon aroma?

Yield: 8 sticky buns
Preparation Time: About 3.5 hours (including rising time)
Baking Time: About 35 minutes

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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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Smoothie

Smoothies are a versatile, healthy and delicious drink that can be made with fresh or frozen ingredients. Give it a try! Remember it is important to ask an adult helper to be with you and make sure you share some of that smoothie with them.

Yield: 1-2
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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