“I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.” – Jamie Oliver
I’ve had many comments over the years about how amazing it is that I cook healthy meals consistently. This actually kind of surprises me because I don’t think I’m doing anything that remarkable. But then I also know that so many families, just here where I live, don’t own pots, pans, dishes or even cutlery. They don’t stock their fridge with anything but pop and pizza night is every night. Their kids will literally have an everyday diet of pop, chips and pizza. So I share this video and my thoughts in honour of all those disconnected from healthy living and lacking fundamental life skills.
Jamie talks about how children should be taught in schools about food and learn at least 10 recipes. Preferably these recipes would be cheap and easy to make, getting a person through recessions, raising young families and into old age. I thought I would share 10 of my own staple recipes that I rely on when I’m broke or am out of time with a hungry family on my heels.
- Ashram Lentil Soup with Baking Powder Biscuits
- Squash and Bean Saute
- Roasted Veggies with Miso Gravy
- Crispy Fried Tofu on Coconut Quinoa
- Roasted Potato and Asparagus Salad with Chili Vinaigrette and Cilantro
- Broccoli and Almond Stir Fry
- Spicy Black Bean Soup with Baking Powder Biscuits
- Thin Crust Pizza Dough with toppings for pizza
- Sun Soup with Braided Herb Bread
- Shredded Veggie Fritters with Sticky Carrots
Please consider writing your own post with shared recipes in an effort to spread the word and support this movement. At the very least, please teach your own children about food.