Archive for May, 2013

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May 17, 2013

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Gluten Free Cooking Demo at Whole Foods Market in Hastings Ranch-5/18/13

May 17, 2013

Simple Guacamole by Sonia Chang at Whole Foods Market

Guacamole is best when mixed up right before serving. If you do have to store it a few hours before using it, then put it in a narrow container and place plastic wrap directly on top of it. The plastic will prevent the air from oxidizing your avocados.

Hardware-big mixing bowl, potato masher, cutting board, knife, plastic juicer, mixing spoon, flatware spoon, zip top plastic bag, pizza slicer

Software-Ripe avocados, Fresh lime juice, Chopped Cilantro, Garlic salt, cherry tomatoes, diced red onions (optional)

Steps

  • Wash the Avacados and lime.
  • Rinse off the cilantro and chop it up by rolling the pizza cutter over the leaves. Remove any thick pieces of stem. Set aside.
  • Rinse off the tomatoes and dice. (optional) Set aside.
  • Cut the avocados in half by rotating the avocado around and keeping your knife still. Give it a twist and pull apart
  • Using your flatware spoon scoop out the shell into the big mixing bowl
  • Putting your hand under a kitchen towel, place the avocado half with the seed stuck in it on the towel. Wack the seed with a knife so that the blade is slightly embedded in the seed. Give the knife a twist to remove the seed. Place your hand over the back of the knife and pinch right behind the seed and this should make the seed fall off the knife w/out any threat of cutting yourself
  • Scoop out the shell into the plastic bag
  • Sprinkle it with garlic salt. Remember to use less because you can always add more later
  • Press the air out of the bag and zip it up. Mash up the avocados by squeezing the bag.
  • Cut the lime in half and put it in the juicer. Squeeze lime juice to a bowl.
  • Open the bag. With a teaspoon add juice to the bag.
  • Add the cilantro and red onions (optional) and smash it around in the bag.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir gently. Chill until ready to serve

 

I like to serve this with baby carrots, celery, or cucumbers. Enjoy.

To see more recipes check out my kids cooking blog www.chefsonia.wordpress.com

I can be reached via email at chef.sonia.s@gmail.com

To order our amazing Wheat Free Original or Wheat Free Jalapeno granola, go to http://www.granolabythehandful.com

Fancy Apple Slice by Sonia Chang at Whole Foods Market

This is a great tasting treat that will wow your guests and you don’t need to tell them how easy it is to make it. It also is a wonderful treat for your lunchbox or next picnic.

Hardware-knife, cutting board, butter knives, serving plate, bowl, 2 small bowls, paper towel

Software-fresh orange, organic fuji apple, organic granny smith apple, spreadable chocolate, peanut/almond butter, your favorite granola

Steps

  • Wash and slice apples
  • Cut orange in half and squeeze over the apple slices to prevent oxidation
  • Toss lightly to coat with juice
  • Pat lightly with paper towel
  • Using the butter knives, put some of each spread in small bowls so that you have one with chocolate and one with nut butter
  • Dip one third of an apple slice in a spread then top with granola.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.

Yogurt Fresh Fruit Granola Parfait by Sonia at Whole Foods Market

Here is a wonderfully simple and delicious breakfast or snack that kids can feel proud of and create all on their own. Put it in a tall clear glass for that perfect fancy touch to any brunch.

Hardware-egg slicer, colander, serving glass, spoon, piping bag,/Ziploc bag,

Software-fresh bananas, organic fresh strawberries, organic fresh blueberries, mint sprig, vanilla yogurt, granola,

Steps

  • Wash off fruits. Set aside
  • Using an egg slicer cut all the fruit into slices. Set aside in a small bowls
  • Scoop out yogurt into piping bag.
  • Squeeze yogurt into the serving glass
  • Add a layer of prepared fruit
  • Sprinkle with granola.
  • If you have room in your glass repeat the layering process.
  • To add the final touch. Top it with a fanned out strawberry and sprig of fresh mint.

Serve to your guests and receive lots of compliments. Enjoy