Kids Cooking Sessions this summer- Cooking camp!

Kids Cooking Sessions this summer- Cooking camp!

Hello everyone
Having received a tremendous response from cooking workshop for kids last summer, I will be conducting a Kids Cooking Camp this summer as well and wanted to reach out to all of you who are planning camps for your kids. I have seen that the kids enjoy these cooking sessions so much because they are allowed to get messy and get to make their own plate of food in a fun way.
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I have planned 2 weeks of cooking camp for the kids this summer. I am conducting
one week of cooking session for the kids in July from July 12 th through July 16th, Mon-Fri, 9:30 am- 12:00pm and the kids get to eat lunch at the end of each session.
I am also conducting another cooking session in August from Aug 12th through Aug 16th, Mon- Fri, 9:30 a- 12:00pm.
I have kept the menus for both the camps different so parents who want their kids to attend both sessions may do so.

KIDS SUMMER COOKING CAMP

Email me at curryliciousme@gmail.com

Limited spots only

JULY SESSION

 July 15th VEGETARIAN QUICHES

July 16th PASTA with VEGGIES in a CHEESY ALFREDO SAUCE

JULY 17th VEGETARIAN QUESADILLA with homemade GUACAMOLE

JULY 18th PASTA with homemade PESTO topped with PARMESAN CHEESE

JULY 19th HOMEMADE CREPES filled with CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT & BANANAS

AUGUST SESSION

AUG 12 th CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES

 AUG 13th SPAGHETTI with PEAS in a PINK SAUCE

AUG 14th VEGETARIAN BURRITOS with homemade GUACAMOLE

AUG 15th CREAMY POLENTA

AUG 16th ART OF WAFFLE MAKING

(For kids with allergies, I will make sure that we do not use those ingredients and may substitute with others)

Please email me at curryliciousme@gmail.com if you are interested for more details.
The main objective of this cooking camp is:
– for the kids to learn where their food comes from,
– to expose the kids to various cuisines,
– for them to appreciate the effort that goes into putting together a plate of food and
– of course to get them to eat their veggies in a fun way.
Look forward to hearing from all.
Williams Sonoma Cooking Demo on 23rd March,1-4pm

Williams Sonoma Cooking Demo on 23rd March,1-4pm

Hello everyone,

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As promised, I am posting some pics from my  cooking demonstration at Williams Sonoma in Short Hills Mall, NJ on March 23rd. It was a lot of fun and

like always I had a wonderful audience. This time, I must confess that I had this one lady who came up to me and asked me how I could stay vegetarian for so long? and

if I missed eating meat? I said to her ” Not really since I love to cook with veggies and put a ton of flavor in it and share my secrets with everyone:)”

She was so thrilled she sat in a chair and watched me as I cooked away my dish. She had a pen and a book and was making a note of whatever I said.

So the dish I made was an Eggplant Tapanade with cilantro chutney served on a cracker. Lot of people walked in tried my dish and appreciated the flavors!

It was a truly memorable experience since the manager of the store at Williams Sonoma, Short Hills walked up to me, ate my dish and said to me” There was this lady who walked up to me and said that you did a great job answering all her questions, she loved your dish and thought it was great. That must mean a lot  to you”.

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And yes it did, I was so happy to merely listen to something like that and would consider myself lucky and all my efforts seemed to have paid off. This is the most rewarding job that I ever had – not in terms of money but in terms of happiness and appreciation! Nothing can beat this:)

Thanks again to all who walked in and tasted my dish- for all your kind woWS6rds anWS9d time.

WS8

Williams Sonoma Cooking Demo on 23rd March,1-4pm

Williams Sonoma Cooking Demo on 23rd March,1-4pm

Hello everyone,

WS3

As promised, I am posting some pics from my  cooking demonstration at Williams Sonoma in Short Hills Mall, NJ on March 23rd. It was a lot of fun and

like always I had a wonderful audience. This time, I must confess that I had this one lady who came up to me and asked me how I could stay vegetarian for so long? and

if I missed eating meat? I said to her ” Not really since I love to cook with veggies and put a ton of flavor in it and share my secrets with everyone:)”

She was so thrilled she sat in a chair and watched me as I cooked away my dish. She had a pen and a book and was making a note of whatever I said.

So the dish I made was an Eggplant Tapanade with cilantro chutney served on a cracker. Lot of people walked in tried my dish and appreciated the flavors!

It was a truly memorable experience since the manager of the store at Williams Sonoma, Short Hills walked up to me, ate my dish and said to me” There was this lady who walked up to me and said that you did a great job answering all her questions, she loved your dish and thought it was great. That must mean a lot  to you”.

WS4

And yes it did, I was so happy to merely listen to something like that and would consider myself lucky and all my efforts seemed to have paid off. This is the most rewarding job that I ever had – not in terms of money but in terms of happiness and appreciation! Nothing can beat this:)

Thanks again to all who walked in and tasted my dish- for all your kind woWS6rds anWS9d time.

WS8

Cooking with 10 year old Anaya on her Birthday

Cooking with 10 year old Anaya on her Birthday

I have been postponing this post now for a long time simply because I wanted to sit down and write about this wonderful cooking experience with a 10 year old girl, Anaya.

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Anaya is such a sweet, brilliant, creative 10 year old who loves to cook. On her 10 th birthday, her mom Shruti decided to host a birthday party where Cooking was the theme. Anaya was thrilled with her mom s idea and decided that she wanted to throw a party by cooking a meal for a bunch of her close friends at her home.


Shruti had found me on Facebook through one of our common friends and decided to call me to help Anaya prepare this wonderful meal for her friends. I was super excited, immediately got working on what Anaya and her friends liked to eat and what they didn’t care too much for and so forth.
I exchanged a couple of emails with Shruti, Anaya s mom who in turn checked with her daughter to see if all of us were in agreement:)
So here goes the menu:

For Appetizers, we decided to make
Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese Quesadillas.

For the dip, we made fresh Guacamole with Onions and tomatoes and a hint of lemon juice!yum!

For Main course,

Penne pasta with broccoli and peppers in a Pink sauce.

Shruti also mentioned that Anaya loved mangoes so I decided to whip up a

Mango Smoothie with a wedge of strawberry!

We took about 2 hours to prepare everything. Anaya wore her apron and chef hat and looked like a Junior Master Chef:) in the kitchen. She loved to chop and sauté and mix and did such a wonderful job.

I am pretty sure she will be a great food critic when she grows up as she aspires to be one:)

What can I say? Anaya was thrilled to serve her friends with all the food that we cooked together and the kids simply loved it and were so appreciative.

I must certainly commend her mom of being so supportive and giving me and Anaya an opportunity as wonderful as this that I will treasure lifelong:)))

Thanks Shruti and Anaya for a great cooking experience in your wonderful home.

Cooking with 10 year old Anaya on her Birthday

Cooking with 10 year old Anaya on her Birthday

I have been postponing this post now for a long time simply because I wanted to sit down and write about this wonderful cooking experience with a 10 year old girl, Anaya.

anaya

Anaya is such a sweet, brilliant, creative 10 year old who loves to cook. On her 10 th birthday, her mom Shruti decided to host a birthday party where Cooking was the theme. Anaya was thrilled with her mom s idea and decided that she wanted to throw a party by cooking a meal for a bunch of her close friends at her home.


Shruti had found me on Facebook through one of our common friends and decided to call me to help Anaya prepare this wonderful meal for her friends. I was super excited, immediately got working on what Anaya and her friends liked to eat and what they didn’t care too much for and so forth.
I exchanged a couple of emails with Shruti, Anaya s mom who in turn checked with her daughter to see if all of us were in agreement:)
So here goes the menu:

For Appetizers, we decided to make
Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese Quesadillas.

For the dip, we made fresh Guacamole with Onions and tomatoes and a hint of lemon juice!yum!

For Main course,

Penne pasta with broccoli and peppers in a Pink sauce.

Shruti also mentioned that Anaya loved mangoes so I decided to whip up a

Mango Smoothie with a wedge of strawberry!

We took about 2 hours to prepare everything. Anaya wore her apron and chef hat and looked like a Junior Master Chef:) in the kitchen. She loved to chop and sauté and mix and did such a wonderful job.

I am pretty sure she will be a great food critic when she grows up as she aspires to be one:)

What can I say? Anaya was thrilled to serve her friends with all the food that we cooked together and the kids simply loved it and were so appreciative.

I must certainly commend her mom of being so supportive and giving me and Anaya an opportunity as wonderful as this that I will treasure lifelong:)))

Thanks Shruti and Anaya for a great cooking experience in your wonderful home.