Keeping up with teens
Recipes that will rock your world!
Beating your goals over the summer breakâ€Ś
Finally get to know your kitchenâ€Ś
Washing dishes the easy way
Wash dishes in this order: glassware, cutlery, pots and pans then plates and bowls
Safety first, washes knives separately and from the dull side sown.
Ouch that waters hot! Make sure to wash hands in warm water.
Don’t forget measuring cups are for wet ingredient…… …
The smallest measuring mistakes could cause kitchen disaster!
……Measuring spoons are for dry ingredients.
Measure liquids at eye level in order to get exact measurement !s. Make sure to pack brown sugar down tastes better that way;
Level off baking soda or flour, makes cookies nice and fluffy.
Butter already has the measurements right on the package, so don’t worry about it.
You will love this vegan cake!!
How to make:
Wet ingredients: 2 ⅓ cups icing sugar 1 cup canola oil
Preheat oven to 350ºF. 1. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together. 2. Add the applesauce, oil, carrots and raisins and mix until everything is well combined. 3. Pour into a greased 9”x 13” baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. 4. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then gently flip it out onto a cooling rack. Let it cool completely before icing. 5. To make the icing, cream margarine and cream cheese together until combined. Add icing sugar ⅓ of a cup at a time and continue to beat until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla and mix again. Refrigerate until ready to use.
⅓ cup vegan cream cheese
2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 1 ½ cups demerera or brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
4 cups grated carrot
¾ cup raisins ½ cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Soft ingredients: ⅓ cup vegan margarine (softened)
Teenâ€™s survival guide to the kitchen
Keeping you healthy safe and stylish
Aprons can be fashionable Buns are in style now, so put that hair up! Those $100 sneakers were meant to be ties up. Baggy shirts are totally cool; just not in the kitchen, roll those sleeves up.
No necklaces in the kitchen, I know it hurts me too.
Could you imagine if one of your brackets fell into you food, gross!
Parents driving you crazy? Get to know your parents first Parents have always had the
she got married she decided to come to Canada. Because she wanted a better life for her and her future children.
Don’t pass it up! One of my mother’s goals that she did not accomplish
biggest impression on their
was becoming a nurse. She
children’s lives. The stories that
loved the idea of working
parents tell their children about
with kids, meeting new
their achiement and failures help their children learn new things about the real word. I
people and hearing everyone’s life stories. But
myself am not very good with
right after she came to
managing time so speaking with
Canada she had me
my mom helped me understand
(Yanet.)So she decided to
and learn better ways to
wait before going to school
manage the hours that I have in the day.
Leaving the nest One of the main goals my mom accomplished while she was a teen was coming to Canada. None of her other siblings had went out of Africa
to become a nurse. When I was old enough she wanted to try but decided not to because she thought her English might be to pour and that going through school may be a lot of work with a toddler. Knowing
yet so she didn’t feel like she
what I know now about
was ready to leave. But after
goal setting I think my
mother should have went to
younger siblings. But
school first and become a
despite all this she was still
nurse first. That way it
able to accomplish her long
would have been a lot
term goal of coming to
easier for her to plan out
Canada. The area my mom
scheduling. Also she still
told me to concentrate on
could have gone to nursing
understanding myself. She
school. She could have
says that you could have
planned out her hours so
the best degree but you
that way she could see
won’t be happy because
what times she had
you won’t know if it’s what
available for school and
you want or what someone
what time she needed to
told you to want. My smart
pick up her toddler(me)from
goal for this month is to
have a healthy breakfast
Advice for now and the future Out of all the advice my mom have me in the interview the one she
every morning. If I can accomplish this goal ill have a steady amount of energy for the whole day. And I won’t be as tired
emphasised the most to me
throughout the day.
was to never give up. My
Get those obstacles out of
mom has a lot of struggle
growing up in a ‘’third world country,” (Africa) she had all the responsibilities of her household like daily chores and caring for her
My smart goal is to eat a healthy breakfast every morning so that I have more energy throughout my day. Some obstacles that might get in the way of me
Parents driving you crazy? accomplishing these goals are
upbringing, struggles and
my sleeping habitats. If I sleep
in I won’t have enough time to make a breakfast, my strategy to overcome this obstacle is to
mother’s goal setting abilities are really great
go to sleep earlier so that I
compared to mine. She has
wake up earlier. My enabling
a lot more focus. I f she
goal for this obstacle is to be
wants to get something
more prepared the day before.
done she will get it don’t
For example I should get my clothes ready for the next day, get my bag ready the night
know questions asked. I on the other hand tend to start
before and do my homework the
something have a good
night before. That way I won’t
strong start then stop after
be doing my homework in the
a while. But hopefully with
morning and missing breakfast
these new strategies I’ll be
because I don’t have enough time. I also should plan out hour blocks for my mornings and
able to accomplish my goal that I have set for this
afternoons. Therefore I can get
month and other goals I
everything done a head of time
may want to set in the
instead of doing all my chores,
homework and assignments at the last minute (mornings) and skipping breakfast.
Things I learned Over all I learned a lot more about my mother’s
Mexican Tostadas that will spice up your meal time! Why does this recipe fit the Canadian food guide? 4 easy reasons. This recipe has 3 of the 4 categories in the Canadian food guide; meat and alternatives, vegetables and fruits and grain products. Another reason is that the sour cream in this recipe is low fat instead of a regular or higher percentage. My third reason is that the tortillas in this recipe are whole grain instead of white, which is healthier substitution. The final reason this recipe fits the food guide, is because the chicken in this recipe is baked instead of being fried which again is a healthier substitution. This meal is great for teens! It does take time to make, but the ingredients needed for this recipe are already in most peoples kitchens. You donâ€™t need to know a special way of cutting vegetables, or have big fancy equipment. All you need is a little bit of extra time, and a few spices to make this recipe a success. All the FACTTS (flavour, aroma, colour, texture, temperature and smell) with the easy skills needed to make this recipe make it an amazing meal for teens.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds (750 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tbsp. (30 mL) canola oil, divided 2 large red or green peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 large yellow onions, chopped 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tbsp. (15 mL) chili powder 2 tsp. (10 mL) paprika 1 tsp. (5 mL) ground cumin Salt and pepper, to taste 1 19-ounce (540-mL) can low-salt diced tomatoes 1 19-ounce (540-mL) can pinto beans 8 6-inch (15-cm) soft corn tortillas
Toppings: 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1-inch (2.5-cm) dice 2 cups (500 mL) shredded lettuce 4 pickled jalapeĂąo peppers, coarsely chopped 1 cup (250 mL) shredded light cheddar cheese 1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat sour cream 2 radishes, sliced Bottled chunky tomato salsa
Mexican Tostadas that will spice up your meal time! How to make: 1. Bake chicken in oven for 25-30 minutes. When done transfer chicken to cooling rack, Shred the meat to desired lengths and set aside 2. Heat 1 tbsp. (15 mL) oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add peppers, onions, and garlic. Sauté until softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in chili powder, paprika, cumin, pepper, and salt; cook 2 minutes more. Stir in tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, until sauce thickens, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; keep warm. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat beans over medium heat in their liquid; drain and rinse. 3. In a heavy frying pan (cast iron), heat the remaining oil and toast tor-tillas, one at a time, over high heat, until crisp and lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Keep warm. 4. To assemble, divide chicken, tomato sauce, beans, diced tomato, and lettuce among all 8
tostadas. Sprinkle with jala-peños. Top with 1 tbsp. (15 mL) each of the cheddar cheese and sour cream, plus a radish slice and some salsa, if desired
Why you should start meal planning! Helps you eat a healthy variety of foods throughout the week. Saves time by planning grocery store visits, and reducing trips to the grocery store. Gets meals on the table faster
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