Cooking is a really important activity in our family. My sister and I share a passion for cooking so it only makes sense that in one way or another our children would be influenced by this. My 2 1/2 year old niece is now becoming more and more helpful in the kitchen. She cracks eggs, stirs food and is the master of making homemade pizzas for our outdoor pizza oven ( who knew a little girl could roll such a mean dough :) So when Heather ordered the Barefoot Books Kids Kitchen Recipe cards I couldn't wait to open it and try the recipes!
I was surprised to see how healthy the recipes are and how well they are written for parents and kids! Knowing that it is hard, if not impossible to find the details about the recipes we decided to cook some of them and show you how yummy they are!
The first one I tried was the Tabouleh recipe. This is a tough one in my family. My sister is not crazy about parsley ( a HUGE part of Tabouleh), and my husband J. does not like the vinegar taste some Tabouleh can have. So I looked forward to the challenge of this unique take on Tabouleh. The card was very colorful, large and laminated, with the ingredients listed alongside the utensils, bowls etc. which would be needed to make the recipe. On the back of the card were the very easy to understand and follow directions. The recipe was simple and tasted great! (Although I did add salt and some garlic which weren't called for in the recipe). The unique thing in this recipe was the cucumber, and feta. It proved to be a great addition!
I think any child would be able to help in some capacity with this recipe and would definitely eat this for dinner or lunch. My finished product is shown in the Zoe b Anti-plastic bowl, a dishwasher safe bowl made from corn, which we love!