We Can Cook

We Can Cook

Introduce your Child to the Joy of Cooking With 75 Simple Recipes and Activities

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Offers recipes and food-related activities that parents and children can do together.

Barron's Educational Publishing
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we can cook is jam-packed with recipes for scrumptious foods that children, ages three and older, can prepare with help from their parents. This imaginative book will encourage children to take their first steps in the kitchen, developing basic skills such as mixing and measuring, discovering new foods and tastes, and above all, having fun. Accompanying the recipes are engaging activities that will add to kids' understanding of the food we eat and where it comes from.

  • Grilled plums with yogurt dip
  • Egg-in-a-hole
  • Oatmeal cranberry raisin cookies
  • Veggie fried brown rice . . . and many more

  • Make your own cookbook
  • When is a fruit ripe to eat?
  • Learning to pour and measure
  • Using your nose: exploring tastes and smell! . . . and many more

    Maja Pitamic has many years experience teaching younger children and holds degrees in Art History and Montessori Teacher Training. She is the author of several activity books for preschoolers, including Art in Action 1, Art in Action 2, I Can Do It, and Child's Play, all available from Barron's.

    Jessica Levinson, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., is a Registered Dietitian who practices in New York City. She is an experienced writer, editor, and speaker on nutrition topics, and has written on the subject for major national magazines.
    There are few better places where parents and kids can spend quality time together than in the kitchen. This book celebrates those happy hours, as it brings alive a typical family kitchen's wonderful cooking aromas and medley of tastes. It presents dozens of easy recipes for wholesome foods that even very young children can prepare when guided by parents' supervision. Starting with healthful, nutritious ingredients, the authors show how to prepare foods that kids find irresistible--and that includes boys and girls who are fussy eaters. Six separate chapters focus on specific food groups:

    Fruit * Vegetables * Dairy and Eggs * Bread, Pasta, and Grains * Meat, Chicken, and Fish * Healthy Treats

    As children and parents prepare good things to eat, the kids also discover how to test fruits for ripeness, test eggs for freshness, create a grocery list, measure liquid and dry ingredients, learn what makes cakes rise, and much more. Meanwhile, they'll be making and enjoying healthy and wholesome baked blueberry French toast, veggie fried rice, pizza, mango lassi ice pops, edamame salad, tofu stir-fry, turkey and cheese roll-ups, cheesy egg muffins, peanut butter blondies, and many more appealing foods. This book's cooking activities are recommended for parents whose kids range from ages 3 to 6. Color photos and illustrations on most pages.

  • Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barrons, c2011
    ISBN: 9780764164347
    Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
    Additional Contributors: Pitamic, Maja


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