Menu planning is fun, especially when you collaborate with others who can understand you and vice versa.
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I’ve taken on a new task and it has reintroduced fresh new inspiration into my life.
For the past 4 weeks I have been volunteering my time and have been giving cooking lessons as well as providing a hearty and delicious meal at a local non-profit. Most the kids are middle school aged and I was almost intimidated by the thought of them saying “EW…WHATS THIS” or even worst not connecting with them and feeling completely outta tuned with today’s youth. I have to tell you the best thing that I have heard in ages must have come out of a 13 year olds mouth …“YO THIS IS HELLLA GOOD.” Other comments such as “I like you better than the other cooking teacher…she was mean.” Not to mention I think she also cooked them bland food. It feels really good to connect with these youth, and I also vowed NEVER to play cheesy world music while cooking with them. It also helps that we can talk about Rihanna and Jay Z as well as how to Julienne, chiffonade, slice, dice, bake, boil, roast etc…
In this post I have included a video of Sting’s daughter singing a lovely tune that accompanies me in the kitchen, as well as a quick version of my sloppy joes. Of course if I made this for adults and had a better budget the list of the ingredients would be a little more complex but not much! Including Orange juice and lemon zest for the coleslaw with cilantro and I would use a beer or a wine to help with additional flavor to the sloppy joe concoction. And yes, hey call me MS. TINA
I made this dish before using a cast iron skillet and carmelized the onions also using some smoked salt, and a nice hearty wine (or was it beer?) I think I also added a bit of orange juice or pineapple juice. SO enjoy this one for today.
This is today’s recipe. I have 1.5 hours to prep, cook, clean, instruct, and sit down and have a meal with the kids! I also have to use what we find at the San Francisco Foodbank, the programs Pantry but also some money comes out of the program directors generous pocket.
This is a quick ingredient gathering/list that I emailed to the program director!
Apple & Cabbage Coleslaw
3 Apples 4 carrots 1 cabbage mayonnaise 1 Green Onion 3 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander or Cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Apples: Cut into slivers (please ask Ms. Tina)
Cabbage: Finely Julliened (Please ask Tina)
Green Onions : cuts into rounds.
Sauce: Add all other ingredients together but please ask and make sure all ingredients are present before you start to make the sauce.
Sloppy Joes – Keep in mind you might have some of these Items in the house
Hamburger Buns – enough for surprise guests and attendees.
1 Yellow Onion
1 red bell pepper
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1 can chopped stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste ( I think you have this at the house)
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar ( I think you have this at the house)
(as for spices I can work with what you have in your spice kitchen) So Dont worry about buying any of these I am just listing this for myself.)
Cumin, Coriander, bay leaves, Cloves, Thyme
If there is time for dessert then Lets buy some Vanilla IC. It would be VERY VERY easy.
Dessert? Warmed Peaches with Vanilla IC.