Thursday, November 6, 2014

the peterson garden project - a fearless food kitchen 1st day

"The Fearless Food Kitchen is a home cooking school taught by neighbors, family members, elders, youth, chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs and others dedicated to sharing the valuable skill of home cooking.  Much more than nutrition, home cooking celebrates culture, history, family and community.

Be fearless with us and learn a skill that will influence your life, and the lives of others, for years to come."


cooking + storytelling = i'm hooked

can you remember being a kid in a kitchen?  do you remember what your childhood kitchen smelled like?  what is your food story? what are your food traditions?  what kind of food traditions do we want to create & pass down for our kids?  i shared some of mine, they shared some of theirs and we all gathered together to cook and eat three food revolution recipes.  that's right, we got to EAT what we COOKED!!!  i decided to bring a bonus dish of sautéed greens and made two homemade dressings:  my homemade ranch (scroll down, it's in there!) & a new gumption tahini dressing inspired by friend terri (i will let her share that with you soon!).  one of the participants chose to pair the tahini sauce with the greens and we all followed suit... was it delicious!

the mullies recipe notes:

minestrone soup: added 2 cups of gluten free pasta instead of 1 cup (i got a little dump happy and it resulted in more of a pasta dish which everyone loved just the same = drop the recipe perfectionism!)
everyday green chopped salad: added carrot ribbons (so fun for kids to to peel!)
simplest fruit salad:  made coconut whipped cream instead of yogurt!  whip up the solids from a chilled can of coconut milk (drain and reserve liquid) + vanilla (1 tsp) + maple syrup (to taste) and mixed in the fruit (strawberries, apples, bananas, grapes and an orange).

thank you jennifer & the food patriots for hooking us up and HUGE thank you's to the peterson garden project for the chance + opportunity to stretch my teaching wings outside of the mullies kitchen!  to lindsay shepherd (peterson garden program manager) and my lovely volunteers - you guys are fearlessly balls out and you can bet your garden bottoms that i'll be back!



how cool is my new hat!?  jill brought it to me fresh from the island of maui - so so proud of the island residents' YES moratorium vote!

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