Why Cook With Kids?

The questions that I am most frequently asked by parents about my kids cooking classes always revolve around how important it is to involve children in doing simple tasks at home, such as cooking, and what young children can possibly learn while cooking.   A simple activity like assisting a parent cook is an important skill builder in young children and can have a long lasting effect on their development. It is very important that we make an effort not to overlook how inquisitive young chil
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Rainbow Cupcake Recipe

INGREDIENTS 13/4 cups butter, room temperature 31/4 cups sifted flour 11/2 tablespoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoons vanilla essence 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 5 egg whites, room temperature Food coloring Method 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Grease cupcake pan or line with cupcake liners. 3. Whisk together the flour,baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside. 4. Stir the milk and vanilla essence to combine; set aside. 5. Beat butter in a b
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Kafta Wrap Recipe

Kafta (Arabic burger wrap) Ingredients 1/2 kg mince meat (qeema) 1/2 cup onions chopped fine 3 clove garlic , minced 1 teaspoon mint(podina) 1 teaspoon cumin ground (zeera powder) 1/2 teaspoon coriander ground (dhania powder) 1/2 cup coriander fresh chopped (dhania fresh) 1/4 teaspoon pepper (lal mirch powder) 1 teaspoon salt 1 head iceberg lettuce 1 tomato chopped 1/2 cup yogurt plain 1 cucumber chopped pita bread Method Combine all ingredients. Using wet fingers roll into balls about the size
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Paneer Pakora (Cottage Cheese Fritter) Recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup Chickpea Flour (Besan) 2 tsp Oil 1 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Red chili powder 1/2 tsp zeera powder 1-2 Chopped Green Chillies 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped(dhania) 1/2 cup Water 1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) Method: 1. Mix all ingredients except paneer 2. Beat in a blender for 4-5 minutes to incorporate air (this will make the batter fluffier). 3. Let batter rest 1/2 hour in a warm place. 4. Cut the paneer into thick cubes. 5. Sprinkle little salt, chili powder on the cubes 6. A
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Malai Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients: 1/ kg boneless chicken, cut into cubes 1/2 cup cream 2 tablespoons oil 3 tbsp fried,ground onion 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 2 tbsp almonds(peeled) 1/2-1 tbsp garam masala 1 tbsp desiccated coconut 1/2 tsp red chili powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Method: 1. Place chicken in a large bowl. 2. Roast garam masala,coconut,turmeric powder,almonds and chilli powder. 3. Grind all ingredients except cream and oil. 4. Add all the ingredients in the chicken with the cre
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Cucumber Pickle Recipe

Health Benefits of Cucumbers Because of its high water content many health benefits of cucumber are physical, such as clear skin, reduction in under eye swelling and sunburn relief. But the water content in cucumbers is also responsible for helping rid your body of toxins that can make you sick. Although not a fat burning superstar on its own, adding cucumber to a salad can help boost your daily fiber intake for increased fat burning for weight loss. And thanks to the water content, you’ll get t
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Tamarind-Date Chutney Recipe

INGREDIENTS 10-12 deseeded dates 2 cups tamarind juice 1/4 cup jaggery(gur) 1 tsp chilli flakes 1 tsp chaat masala 1 tsp zeera powder Salt to taste METHOD 1. Blend together tamarind water and dates. 2. Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan and add all the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes until thick. 3. Cool and store in refrigerator in jars. Posted 1 day ago with 0 notes
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5 Rules for Living with Chronic Illness and Depression: An Interview with Elvira Aletta

By THERESE J. BORCHARD Associate Editor Dr. Aletta is a clinical psychologist, wife, mom to two teenagers and blogger, seeking the balance in upstate New York. She is working on a book “How to Have A Chronic Illness So It Doesn’t Have You,” and would love to hear your story about how you or someone you love thrives with chronic illness. Write to her at draletta@explorewhatsnext.com. To learn more about Dr. Aletta, check out explorewhatsnext.com. Question: I know that you have dealt with chronic
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Did You Know? The Human Heart

1. The heart is one big muscular pump made up of involuntary striated muscle cells. 2. An adult heart pumps approx. 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body. 3. The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a day; 3,600,000 times a year; and 2.5 billion times during a 70-year span. 4. An adult man’s heart weighs about 10 ounces and a woman’s about 8 ounces. 5. Your system of blood vessels — arteries, veins and capillaries — is over 60,000 miles long and would stretch around th
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Fall Quarter, As the leaves change colors, change your habits!

You don’t have to wait for a milestone to start making changes to our life. Even if you don’t wake up the next day a pound lighter, with a 6-pack, or strong enough to run a marathon, the fact that you want to change for the better is already an improvement. Aim high and do your best! Maybe these tips are nothing new, but I just want to show how you can set broad goals and break them down into manageable bites. Remember…fitness isn’t all about your weight and muscles. Its about handling stress, c
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