Monday, May 30, 2016

Inspiration - Teens in the Kitchen

Parker is cooking more and more these days. All three kids go in cooking spurts, sometimes they are super interested and eager to help or go it alone in the kitchen, other times I don't see them until they are ready to eat. It makes sense, I am that way too.

I bought Parker his first cookbook, well the first one that really belongs to him and he will take when he moves out in a couple years. I chose The Vegan Stoner Cookbook (I highly recommend checking out the blog) because the recipes are simple, easy to follow, and make the right amount of food for a college student on his own. On his own. Sixteen snuck up on me and now I can barely look at Parker without seeing him on his own.

He thinks about it a lot too and is eager to learn some life skills and take some least in the kitchen.
Ingredients: olive oil, garlic, onions, better than bouillon cube (low salt), water, parsley, thyme, turmeric, black pepper, nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, green beans, mushrooms, broccoli, bell peppers, tofu, and soy milk.
 Parker is often inspired by food he eats in restaurants. This one is a creamy vegetable soup that he ate years ago in a Thai restaurant. This soup wasn't on the menu and we frequented the restaurant and got to know the owners/chef. The chef made this vegan soup just for our kids.
Parker made this Thai red curry over brown rice that is similar to a dish I make and
a healthier version of something we get at our favorite Thai restaurant.

He is thinking about starting his own vegan cooking show on YouTube. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Cadry said...

Oh, that would be great if he had his own YouTube cooking show! I hope he does it.