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The Healthy Teen Cookbook is a fun cookbook with easily approachable recipes. If the author, Remmi Smith, looks familiar it’s because she has appeared on The Food Network’s Chopped. She is also the founder of Cook Time with Remmi.
I have always been about getting kids in the kitchen at a young age for a few reasons. It keeps them busy and away from video games, it’s quality time with family, they are learning a life skill plus it’s fun. The Healthy Teen Cookbook will get kids excited about cooking. There are 80 recipes inspired by cuisines from around the world. How fun would it be for your family to choose a recipe, make it, but also do some research about the country too.
This cookbook explores food from the continents of Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, North and South America and even Antarctica. Some recipes may be familiar like beef stroganoff with buttered noodles, seafood paella, Greek salad, flank steak with chimichurri sauce or meat and vegetable casserole, also known as Moussaka. Other recipes may be new to you or your teen, like Romazava (Madagascar beef and greens stew), Icelandic potatoes, Kerabu or cucumber fruit salad, and tourtiere with sweet and spicy ketchup.
There were so many recipes I want to try and share, but with summer just around the corner I thought a Greek salad would be a good choice. Plus it reminded me of my travels to Greece in the late 1980’s. Smith’s version is very close to authentic. Many American restaurants that serve a Greek salad include potato salad. That is totally American.
My other recipe choices included coconut mango fruit cocktail, arroz con pollo and Tanzanian family feast because of the short ribs. What I really love about this cookbook is that the recipes really are easy enough for anyone with minimal cooking experience. You could hand it to your high school or college graduate and feel confident they wouldn’t starve.
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- 1 cucumber cut into 1/4-inch half moon slices
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
- 3/4 cup Kalamata olives, drained
- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
- Prepare all of the ingredients as directed. In a medium bowl place cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, onion and Feta cheese.
- In a separate small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.
- When ready to serve, toss the salad with the dressing.