Archive for August, 2015

Vegetarian Bean, Spinach, and Cheese Quesadilla

August 11, 2015

Here is the recipe from our third nom.com video.

Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                                                    Chopped frozen spinach (that has defrosted), fresh cilantro, flour tortillas, lime, shredded cheese, refried beans, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for greasing the pan), Garnishes of your choice

Hardware:                                                                                                                                                                                        A stove top/ induction, spatula, cutting board, small pan, plate, spoon, pan, knife, can opener (if you are using canned beans), a gallon size plastic bag(if you are going to freeze the quesadillas)

Instructions:                                                                                                                                                                              1.  Wash your hands.

 2.  Place a tortilla on your cutting board.

 3.  If you are using canned refried beans, open the can using a can opener. heat them up in a small sauce pan

 4.  Take a spoonful or two of your beans and spread it all on half of the tortilla. The beans will act like glue and hold the quesadilla together.

 5.   Put your spinach in the palm of your hand and squeeze over a bowl. Doing this will drain out the excess water from the spinach.

 6.   Take a small amount of spinach and evenly distribute it on the same side that you spread the beans.

 7.    Using about a handful of cheese, sprinkle it all over the side where you put the beans and the spinach. The cheese will also act as glue and hold the quesadilla together.

8.   Either fold the other half of the tortilla on the half with all the fillings.

9.   With adult supervision, heat up your stove to medium with a pan big enough to fit your quesadilla in it.

10.  If you want your quesadillas to be extra crispy, put a little bit of olive oil on the pan before you put down the quesadilla. If not, skip that part and just put the quesadilla on the pan.

11.  Once the quesadillas cool down, you can squeeze some lime on them and put any garnishes of your choice. Some suggestions are: tomatoes, cilantro, guacamole, plain Greek yogurt (as a substitute to Sour cream), and salsa

12.  ENJOY!!!

Cheers,                                                                                                                                                                                        Sonia Chang

                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                  

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August 8, 2015

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The Lunch Box Makeover 2015

August 3, 2015

Come to our exciting live cooking demo at Whole Foods market in Glendale and Me and Granola Girl Jr. We will be teaching healthy lunch box ideas for when you don’t want to take a traditional sandwich. The class is free and open to all kids and adults who want to learn about healthy lunch ideas. Please register with Whole Foods Market so we know how many chairs to set up. You will get to try a free sample of what we are making. It’s on August 16, 2015 at 10:30am-12:00am.

Check Out Our Live Cooking Demo Video

August 3, 2015

Ever wish you could be at one of my live cooking classes? Well now you can! My daughter and I do live web shows teaching you recipes similar to those on this blog. You can find the videos at:

https://nom.com/show/2258/Gluten-Free-Banana-Pancakes

https://nom.com/show/2640/Simple-Guacamole-With-Homemade-Chips

https://nom.com/show/3441/Extra-Lean-Turkey-Spinach-Quesadillas

In these videos we take you through the process of cooking the food as well as teaching you knife skills and cooking techniques. We’ll warn you when a certain part needs to be done by an adult, but most of it can be done with kids. If you missed when the show aired live, you can always watch it at a later date because it will stay on our page. Also, during the live video, you can interact with us and ask us questions by commenting. Make sure to follow us @chef_sonia to be notified when we are doing a live show.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cheers,                                                                                                                                                                                     Chef Sonia