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Cooking with Boys

I have a very special and rewarding job. I teach cooking to two adorable (future heartbreakers) 13 year old boys. Their enthusiasm for food and trying new ingredients gives me faith in humanity. Ok, maybe not that dramatic, but I love seeing them waft their hands over a pot of soup, inhaling the scents, and sighing excitedly over the aromas. I love how badly one of my boys wants to put cumin into everything. They love cracking eggs, and rolling dough and trying new flavors. On one of our lessons, we cooked lentils, they kept snacking on little fingerfuls of the freshly cooked lentils that were cooling in a colander, excited to discover a new food they hadn’t had yet.

I try to come up with nutritious recipes and dishes that boys their age would eat. While they are certainly more ambitious with their palette than one assumes of the average child and teen, they are still kids, and love pasta and pizza and burgers. My goal has simply been to pack these same dishes with tons of vegetables, and to make the pasta and bread products with whole grain alternatives. Below are some of the dishes that they have prepared in our lessons.

Cooking with Boys

[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_chickpea-ragout.jpg]00Chickpea Vegetable Ragout with Quinoa Pasta
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_broccoli-cheddar-hot-pockets.jpg]00Broccoli Cheddar Hot Pockets
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_bistro-salad-happy-face.jpg]00Bistro Salad Happy Face
"Bistro" salad with pears, walnuts, egg and garlic toast. We were working on plating that day. :)
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_chopped-kale-salad-with-pumpkin-seeds-apples-dried-cranberries-and-homemade-ranch-dressing.jpg]00Chopped Kale Salad with Pumpkin Seeds, Apples, Dried Cranberries and a Homemade Healthier Ranch Dressing.
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_cilantro-lime-white-bean-hummus_seasoned-pita-chips.jpg]00Cilantro, White Bean and Lime Hummus, with Homemade Seasoned Pita Chips that we made from fresh pita bread.
Look at that presentation!
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_grilled-cheese-tomato-spinach-sandwiches.jpg]10Spinach + Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
(Accompanying creamy tomato soup, of course!)
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_tomato-soup.jpg]00Creamy Tomato Soup
(Accompanying grilled cheese, tomato and spinach sandwiches, of course!)
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_macncheese_broccoli.jpg]00Homemade Broccoli Mac n Cheese
(Our first lesson!)
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_mexican-baked-eggs.jpg]00Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomato and Cheese.
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_pesto-peas-pine-nuts-and-spinach-quinoa-pasta.jpg]00Spring Pesto Pasta with Peas, Pine Nuts and Spinach, made with quinoa pasta.
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_pizza-making.jpg]00Pizza Making in Action
Putting the finishing touches on their homemade Very Green and Very Cheese Pizza on Whole Wheat Pizza Dough.
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/cooking-with-boys/thumbs/thumbs_very-green-cheesy-pizza.jpg]00Very Green and Cheesy Homemade Pizza on Wholewheat Pizza dough.
Voila! The finished product!

 

Holiday Sale!

tomato_plant_smlLifestyle Coaching for a healthy diet!

Holiday Specials!

Get 1 Session for $125 (Normally $200)

Up to 5 additional sessions for $100 each (Normally $150)

Ask me about Custom sessions and Gift Cards!

Offer available until December 20


Looking for guidance for a healthier lifestyle and diet?

Want new easy and tasty ideas for a healthier vegetarian/vegan diet?

Need quick and healthy recipes that your family will love?

Does your busy life keep you from finding fast, delicious and easy recipes?

My services include:

A unique plan designed specifically for you that can consist of:

*Eliminating food from your kitchen that does not serve your diet.
*A shopping trip; with a built in lesson about alternative grains, sweeteners, proteins and more.
*Custom menus designed specifically for your needs!
*Trips to your local Farmer’s Market to create seasonal, locally grown meals .
*Cooking lessons in your home, categorized by food types and meals.

Tamar Kagan

Food Coach

phone: 310.203.1366

email: cuisine@tamarkagan.com
web: www.tamarkagan.com/foodie/cuisine.html
blog: www.healthydelectable.com

Thanksgiving Class!

Impress the tryptophan out of your Thanksgiving Guests!

pumkins

Whether you’re a vegetarian, you’re having vegetarians over for your Thanksgiving dinner or you’re a carnivore who just loves vegetables, this class is sure to inspire your salivary glands!

As a lifelong vegetarian, and a big lover of Thanksgiving, I have figured out a few key dishes that will surely impress your guests at Thanksgiving.

In about 2 ½ – 3 hours, you will learn how to make these delicious, super healthy and easy dishes. Both classes are $60.

You have two menus to choose from:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 2PM:


Starter:
Butternut Squash and Leek Soup with Toasted Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds & Pomegranate Seed Garnish


Side Dish:
Tamar’s Perfectly Roasted Savory Cherry Almond Brussels Sprouts (I’ve converted Brussels Sprouts haters with this recipe!)


Entrée or Side:
Buckwheat and Lentil Bake (This is a hearty, tasty recipe that can be served as a side dish or entrée, and can be customized for your meal with various vegetables.)


Dessert:
Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread with Amaranth & Oats (High in Fiber and Vitamins! Make it for dessert, or the morning snack to hold your overnight guests over while they are waiting for dinner!)

Classes are mostly demonstration, but if you wish to only participate, that is great! At the end of class we all sit down together and enjoy the foods we prepared. After each class you’ll take home a thoughtfully prepared packet of recipes, and the skills to show off your own delicious culinary creations!

These classes are designed for people of all ages and all cooking levels. You’ll learn how to care for your health, and prepare delicious food for those you love. We will give you the knowledge and skills to be a confident cook!

To sign up for classes please e-mail cuisine@tamarkagan.com, with your name, e-mail address and phone number, along with the date and time of the class that interests you. I will promptly get back to you to confirm availability!