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
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
The main piece of equipment used to make this recipe is the best tool in the kitchen – your hands. Use your hands to tear, mash and mix these ingredients into a delicious and healthy dip. Although there is no cutting, this is a great recipe to introduce new tools and skills such as mashing with a fork and using a microplane. Beans are a great source of protein and fibre. Have this dip as a snack with vegetable sticks or spread it on a sandwich, it is sure to keep you full throughout the day.
Yield: About 1 cup Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
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