Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I really enjoy cooking.  Lately I'm inspired by the new ABC show called Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. If you don't know Jamie Oliver, he is a quirky British chef who makes cooking cool.  The focus of the show is reforming the food programs in the public schools in Huntington, West Virginia.  This town was recently deemed the unhealthiest town in the U.S. because it has the highest rates of diabetes and obesity in the country.
The show is inspiring and insightful.  There is no lack of drama either as Jamie battles it out with angry lunch ladies who are resistant to change.  It is fantastic.  You can watch full episodes online if you haven't seen the Friday night show.

E.J. and I watched the first episode online this afternoon and then I convinced him to play chef with me in the kitchen for dinner.  Here is what we made.
It was a stir fry with snap peas, red peppers, green beans and thin slices of beef with a Thai peanut sauce from a bottle.  I taught E.J. some knife skills and he chopped the pepper. The Japanese noodles boil for 4 minutes in one pot while the rest is thrown in the hot skillet and we had dinner on the table in 15 minutes.  It was fun and we felt very accomplished with our colorful, healthy meal!

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