Friday, October 24, 2014

Blue and Purple Foods for #foodday2014


Today is Food Day 2014. You can read my piece for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day on his website (there) or on my own blog, but my lesson plans for my six week Eat a Rainbow cooking class dovetailed nicely with today's focus on food awareness and eating real foods.

There were a lot of memorable moments from today's class, but one of my favorites. R grabbed half of the purple cabbage; we weren't using that part. "Do you have to cook it?" he complained. "Can't I just eat it like that?" Go for it. 


We made a Crimson Coleslaw and Ube Mochi Cake [recipes to come]. 


I also brought in raisins, a graffiti eggplant, purple cauliflower, a lavender infused chocolate bar, blue corn chips, and blueberries and blackberries.


And they had some great answers to the question: "Why is healthy food important?" So very proud of these kiddos.


We have a break next Friday for Halloween, but we'll wrap up our six week the following Friday. Can't wait to cook some white, brown, and black foods. Yep, that includes chocolate!!

1 comment:

  1. We get purple beans in our CSA each year. I just wish they stayed purple when you cook them.

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