Teens had a great time sharing their favorite cooked up creations on Tuesday afternoon at East Regional Library. Similar to Iron Chef on TV, the teens were challenged to submit their food with the main ingredient starting with the letter “C” – think cranberries, corn, cream, etc. It was so much fun tasting everything! I totally got a sugar high! But with the healthier selections, I hope I balanced it all out – right? Here are some of the winning recipes
Taylor’s AMAZING Chicken & Stars Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts, chicken bouillon, celery, carrots, water, onion flakes, parsley, pepper, star noodles, garlic, vegetable oil
Cut up chicken into cubes. Cook thoroughly in pan with garlic and oil. Boil water and bouillon. Add noodles and boil til tender. Set to simmer. Slice carrots and celery. Add to broth. Add chicken to broth. Ad sprink of onion flakes, pepper and parsley.
(Very aromatic! It’s her family’s favorite, now mine too)
Agar Agar Dessert
Ingredients: agar agar powder & water, coconut milk (or coffee or fruit juice)
Put agar agar into pan with hot water. Bring to boil and simmer for three minutes, stirring constantly. Pour agar agar into fruit juice and mix. Pour over cubed fruit in moulds and refrigerate until set.
(This came out beautifully. Vivienne made a colorful tulip mold overlaid on a round of coconut agar. Not sure what agar is, think J-ello.)
Ants on a Log
An old favorite with a twist! Celery, raisins and peanut butter. Cut celery, put peanut butter in sandwich bag. Snip end and pipe into celery stalk like icing, add raisins. (Healthy and fun to make!)
Gajar ka Halwa, a traditional Pakistani dessert (Golden Carrot Pudding)
Ingredients: carrots, milk, almonds, butter and sugar
Grate carrots and add to a pot with milk. Bring mixture to a boil until milk becomes dried up. Add butter and fry at medium heat – keep stirring. Add sugar once mixture is well cooked. Stir and remove from heat. Add almonds. Serve cold, hot or at room temperature.
(yum! and I don’t even like cooked carrots!)