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Life Skills Academy: Cooking on a Budget

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 6:35 PM

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Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Chef Linda Hills from Cucina Bambi teaches you how to make a healthy vegtable stir fry with two different sauces. Then, watch as private chef Chantale Doinel shows you, healthy, and (most importantly) tasty alternatives to ketchup spaghetti and soggy store-bought burritos.

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Safety Tips

  • Wash your hands before handling any food to avoid contamination.
  • Tie up your hair to keep it off your face.
  • Make sure your cooking area, your cutting board, and your utensils are clean.
  • Wipe down your cooking area, clean, and put away ingredients as you cook. It'll be easier to see what you're doing, and you won't have a big mess to clean up when you're done.
  • Store your food properly. (Here are some tips)

Knife safety

  • Always cut away from yourself.
  • Make sure your fingers are not in the way.
  • Don't try to catch your knife if you drop it! It's safer to let it fall.
  • When carrying a knife, always hold it pointing down. Never run while carrying a knife.
  • Only use your knife for cutting in order to preserve the sharpness of the blade; it's not a can opener or a hammer.

Chef Linda Hills’ Recipes

Sautéed Vegetables, Brown Rice, and Tofu

Chef Doinel's Recipes

Super Power Protein Shake

Mushroom Omelette

Chicken Quesadilla with Guacamole Salsa

Amazing Chocolate Pudding

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