Hummus is a quick-to-make snack that is full of protein and fiber. Make it today, and keep it in the fridge so when your body starts to tell you it’s time for a snack, you’ll be ready! We like to serve it with homemade pita bread, or crunchy carrot sticks.
Yield: 2 cups (500mL) Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? This is a kid-approved and Project CHEF Team approved cookie. If you don’t have chocolate chips, break up that chocolate bunny that may still be lying around or a chocolate bar.
Yield: 24 cookies Preparation Time: about 20 minutes Cooking Time: about 12 minutes
Scones became popular in England in the 1700s, thanks to Anna, the Duchess of Bedford. She was known for ordering them everyday for her afternoon tea. You can eat them at any time of day and they can be made sweet or savoury. The key to a good scone is to not overwork the dough. In this recipe we are using whole wheat and a combination of cranberries and orange zest. You can get as creative as you like with these treats and try other flavours when making this recipe.
Yield: 8 scones
Preparation Time: About 25 minutes
Baking Time: About 25 minutes @ 425 F
June in British Columbia means many wonderful edibles are popping up in our gardens. This salad showcases fresh and tender butter lettuce with sweet-as-candy local strawberries. Try this light and lively combination!
Yield: Serves 4 Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
A pesto is a sauce or dip of crushed ingredients. Traditionally, a mortar and pestle is used to pound and crush the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. The most commonly known pesto is the Genoese Pesto originating from Genoa, Italy, which is made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiana Reggiano and olive oil. This is the flavour profile we will be using in our recipe. Pine nuts can sometimes be hard to find and are very expensive, therefore can be replaced with other nuts such as cashews, walnuts or pumpkin seeds. Check your pantry and use what you have. If you are growing basil, you can use this fragrant herb fresh from your garden. Before getting started, ask an adult to set up the food processor and help you to use it.
Yield: 4 servings Preparation Time: About 10 minutes
Here is a side dish you can prepare in a snap using common household items. Take a look through the list of ingredients, do you notice anything that stands out? You may think that ingredients like honey and cinnamon are reserved for sweet foods, but they have their place in savoury foods too. Many cuisines are created by carefully balancing out flavours that tickle our tastebuds. Salty, sweet, sour and spicy are the predominant flavour categories that are used in everyday cooking. Create this recipe then taste your creation. Really taste your food and become a chef. Perhaps you would like the salad to be saltier, sweeter, more sour or spicier. What could you add next time?
Yield: 4 servings Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
We can travel the world through food and today we are preparing a delicious snack that is a popular street food in Mexico, Central America and South America. A tostada is a crispy tortilla typically made out of corn, however, it can also be made with wheat tortillas.Trymaking your own Whole Wheat Tortillas using our Project CHEF recipe. You can use a variety of different toppings to build your tostada. Some of our favourites are our Black Bean Dip, fresh Tomato Salsaand of course, Guacamole. Check out our videowith the whole Project CHEF team teaching you how to make this these tasty tostadas.
Grissini, or breadsticks, are a fun and easy addition to the snack tray. Make a batch and dip them into hummus. Or, wrap in prosciutto for an Italian-style appetizer. Vary the toppings depending on preference, or what you’ve got in your kitchen. Don’t forget to serve them in a jar or vase so they look like a delicious bouquet of flowers!
Yield: About 12 grissini Preparation Time: About 2 ½ hours Baking Time: About 15 minutes at 425 F
Every culture has recipes that are important to that culture. By making and sharing these recipes, we remember family, friends and familiar places. Even though families move to new countries, we can connect to our culture through the food we make and eat.
We love making bread and eating it warm from the oven is such a delight. Practice measuring dry and wet ingredients with this recipe. Spelt is considered an ancient grain and is a type of wheat. Like wheat, spelt contains gluten. Fun fact: In Greek mythology, spelt was a gift to the Greeks from the goddess Demeter. Grab your ingredients and enjoy the wonderful and satisfying process of bread making.
These lemon squares are just simply a good idea. The ingredients are available year-round, the recipe yields 32 squares so there’s plenty to share, and they freeze beautifully. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, they also make the perfect gift to give to someone special. If you keep a stash of these squares in your freezer, you can pull a few out whenever the skies are grey or rainy. You’ll have a bit of sunshine on your plate.
Yield: About 32 squares Preparation Time: About 45 minutes Baking Time: First bake for crust: 20 – 25 minutes @ 325 F Second bake with topping:25 – 30 minutes @ 325 F
At Project CHEF, we believe food is too important to waste. Challenge yourself the next time you notice an ingredient or two that you might be tempted to toss. Can it be used to create something new? It makes leftovers so much more fun, and you might end up with a delicious dessert out of it like this one!
This is a decadent dessert recipe you can prepare in a flash. The bulk of the time preparing this dish will be spent waiting patiently while the brownies bake. A few reasons to bake your own brownies rather than to buy them from a store is you know exactly what ingredients are going in, they are fresher, and the fruit of your labour always tastes better. Tasty treats like brownies and cookies often come as a packaged product in stores. In order for these packaged treats to remain tasty and edible while they sit on the supermarket shelves, the manufacturers often use preservatives & additives that are otherwise unnecessary when making your own at home.
Today we are making delicious savoury spinach pies, or Spanakopites in Greek. The dough we need for this recipe is called phyllo pastry. While it is possible to make at home, making phyllo is an art and we can leave this to the professionals. When working with phyllo pastry, your preparedness, organizational skills & cleanliness will be of the utmost importance. Let’s heat up the oven and cook some pies!
Yield: 6 pies Preparation Time: About 35 minutes Baking Time: About 30 minutes @ 350 F
Here’s a crunchy snack that includes ingredients from the three food groups: Fruit and Veggies, Protein and Whole Grains. Easy to make and as much fun to make as eat. If little fingers are doing the cutting, be sure to have all hands on deck for supervision.
There are over 8000 different types of apples in the world and each apple has a different flavour. Try this recipe with different types of apples. Take your time and use your senses while preparing the apples. How would you describe the flavour: sweet or sour? How about the texture: crunchy or soft? How about the juiciness: juicy or dry? Close your eyes and smell the apples. Do they smell the same?
Summer Black Bean Dip is a favourite recipe of the Project CHEF team. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also fun to make. Practice your mashing skills using a fork and your hands. Test your knife skills by precisely cutting onion into super thin slices. Serve it with chips for a snack or with tacos, burritos or quesadillas. We added some feta crumbles to yum it up. See our guacamole and tomato salsa recipes to make this a meal.
Yield: About 1 cup
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
This is one of our favorite ways to spice up a Friday night dinner when we are all too tired to be fancy in the kitchen but want our food to feel like a celebration. You can use guacamole in many ways including as a dip, spread on toast or tostadas and serving it with tacos or quesadillas. This recipe is often one that kids make again and again after completing our classroom program.
Yield:About ¾ cup (175mL) Preparation Time:About 10 minutes
Have you ever heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Fruit is not only delicious, but it packs a punch in nutrition as well. Fruit is an important part of a healthy eating pattern. It contains nutrients such as fibre, vitamins and minerals that are needed to fuel our bodies and stay healthy. Technically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing part of a flowering plant that is edible. Get creative with this Fruit Kebabs recipe by making your own patterns out of fruit.
Yield: 4 – 5 servings
Preparation Time: About 20 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
Roasting yams or sweet potatoes like fries is a yummy way of eating these healthy orange and yellow tuber vegetables. They are delicious on their own, but feel free to serve them up alongside a herby dip. Whatever you do, make enough to share, because the scent of these fries cooking will bring everyone to the kitchen!
Yield: 4 Servings
Preparation Time: About 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 35 Times