Caring Place Community Kitchen kicked start the first meeting for the fall season of 2008. Minoo made a healthy muffin in the Caring Place Community Kitchen.
Minoo prepared a list of pictured references of common kitchen utensils, unit of measurements for kitchen use, some common ingredients and a how to list for the Caring Place Community Kitchen participants. In this particular kitchen, there are more new comers from mainland China and Taiwan who are not familiar with the terminology used in cooking. This pictured references will help them to identify the ingredients better and familiarize with kitchen terminology. Minoo puts a lot of effort in improving the community kitchens and she’s a good leader.
Minoo also briefly covered the objective of the community kitchens which are:
- introduce healthy and economical recipes
- promote sharing in terms of work load, cost of food and culture
- promote team work
Minoo told us that the community kitchens are funded by the Coastal Health Canada and United Way through the Family Services of Canada.
The Oat Bran Carrot Muffin is great as an after school snack and also great for lunch box. It’s a great way to get fussy kids to eat their vegetables.
- 1 1/2 cups oat bran
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups milk (skim or soured)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)
- 1 handful of raisin (optional)
Click on the link below for the instructions.