Oven Quesadillas

Oven Quesadillas

This was one of our recipes in level one cooking; we taught it in the dairy unit. It was novel for me because the quesadillas are cooked in the oven, whereas I’d been making them stovetop my whole life. What’s the difference? It’s less messy, it’s hands-off, and the tortilla, instead of being flat...

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

I’d like to get props for teaching my students how to make fish tacos over ten years ago; they’re a mainstream menu item now but it wasn’t the case then. These fish tacos have remained in my memory in such a way that I won’t order the dish off a menu; these are the...

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

I taught at Radnor High School between 2004 and 2010 – so that’s going back a long time now. My coworker was ahead of the trends and implemented a “grain bar” segment into our level 1 class. We cooked risotto, bulgar wheat, rice and quinoa. The kids called it “qwin-o-ah” and pretty much had...

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

I’d gotten lazy (or should I say, busy) and stopped making hummus at home. For a while I stopped buying it at all, but my toddler adores the stuff and eats it like baby food so when I saw this recipe in my ATK magazine, I knew I had to try it. 

Summer Salad

Summer Salad

The whole premise is simplicity; preparing each veggie well and letting the flavors complement one another. It’s so healthy, as you’ll see, but flavorful in a seriously addictive way. Like, “eat the whole bowl in one sitting way”. It’s a bit of work but it’s all the side you’ll need for the perfect summer dinner...

Light Lemony Chicken Salad

Light Lemony Chicken Salad

Mayo is back in style, thanks to high fat/protein diets like Whole 30 and Ketogenic. Though I’m not a big fan, I now know that a little goes a long way with flavor, and I usually cut it with yogurt or olive oil. This chicken salad is light and fresh with the lemon, and...

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