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How To: Cook Whole Grains
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 5 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 2 CUPS Measuring cupLarge pot with lidLarge spoonMesh strainer 1 cup brown rice 1. Fill the pot halfway with water, cover it, and set it on the stove. Turn the heat to high and bring the wa
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Check It Out
Rebecca Robinson is a librarian at the Troy Public Library in New York. Written by B. G. Ford, Illustrated by Tom Cooke Join beloved Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie on a trip to the supermarket! Follow them as they go through all the steps of
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Perfect Polenta
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 10 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 4 SERVINGS Lidded casserole dish (or an 8-inch square baking pan and aluminum foil)Measuring cupsMeasuring spoonsWhiskPot holders 1 cup cornmeal or old-fashioned (not instant) grits
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Pack a Picnic
You are going to the park with your family and friends. What should you bring for lunch? Look through the magazine and write down the recipes you’ll include. What other ingredients would you think about adding? ■
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Nutty Oat Bars
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 20 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 16 BARS Cutting boardSharp knife (adult needed)Measuring cupsMeasuring spoons8-inch square baking pan or plastic containerWax paper or plastic wrapLarge bowlSilicone spatula or wood
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The Learning Guide To This Issue
At the top of each recipe, you’ll find a key code. Here’s how to read it: ❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 30 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR ❚ MAKES: 6 SERVINGS This is how long it takes to work on the recipe, including gathering your kitchen gear and preparing the fo
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Cornmeal Griddle Cakes
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 20 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 4 SERVINGS Measuring cupsMeasuring spoonsLarge bowlLarge spoonLarge cast iron or nonstick skilletSpatulaPlate 2 large eggs1¼ cups milk or buttermilk2 cups cornmeal2 teaspoons baking powder
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Kitchen Science
Think of the sensation of biting into a raw vegetable. What texture comes to mind? What happens to the texture when you cook it? Whereas raw vegetables are usually crispy and crunchy, cooked vegetables are usually much softer. Cabbage is a prime exam
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Grow Your Own Herbs
Paper-towel tubes Scissors TapeWide, shallow container Spoon Potting or seed-starting soilHerb seedsWooden craft sticksPermanent markerPlastic wrapWater 1. Cut each paper-towel tube into 4 pieces. On each piece, cut 4 evenly spaced slits around one e
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Vegetable Barley Soup
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 30 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 4–6 SERVINGS Cutting boardSharp knife (adult needed)Measuring spoonsMeasuring cupsLarge potCan openerColander or strainerPot holdersLarge spoon 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil1
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Introducing: Curry Powder
What is it? Curry powder, which we use in our lentil soup (page 40), is an Indian-style spice blend that usually includes coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, and chile peppers, and sometimes fennel, mustard, cardamom, black pepper, caraway, ginger
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Delicious Dinnertime Discussions
If you had to pick one meal to eat for dinner every night for the rest of your life, what would you pick? What are you most proud of? If you could invent something right now, what would it be? ■
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Quinoa Tabouli
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 30 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 6 SERVINGS Cutting boardSharp knife (adult needed)Measuring cupsMeasuring spoonsSmall pot with lidLarge bowl 6 kale leaves, cleaned, pulled from their stems, and finely chopped2 cups cooke
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Do It Yourself Grain Bowls
There are so many good reasons to start with a bowl of cooked grains or whole-grain pasta and build your own meal from there. For one thing, if you have plenty of different vegetables and toppings, it’s going to be good for your body. For another, it
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All About Greens
• Toss a handful of chopped greens into your scrambled eggs.• Add a thick layer of greens to your sandwich or wrap.• Stir some chopped greens into your soup or stew.• Use sturdy raw greens, like romaine lettuce leaves, for dipping in hummus or dressi
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Green Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 45 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 45 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 4–6 SERVINGS Cutting boardSharp knife (adult needed)Measuring spoonsMeasuring cupsBlender or food processor (adult needed)Large bowlTongsLidded container For the Dressing: ½ ripe avocado,
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Kitchen Cash
The ingredients for making your own high-nutrition energy bars might seem expensive. But if you do the math you’ll see that they’re worth it. Imagine you’re making our Nutty Oat Bars (page 21) using the oats, the honey, 1 cup of shredded coconut, 1 c
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Cool Recipes for FROZEN FOODS
This soup is tasty and nourishing thanks to lentils, which cook relatively quickly compared to other dried beans. Experiment with the seasonings here, adding more curry powder if you like, or something spicy, such as cayenne, if that’s your thing. ❚
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Scrambled Words
Unscramble the words to find some of the ingredients and kitchen gear you need to make one of our delicious spring recipes. Then unscramble the letters in the colored boxes to find the recipe. Answers on page 45
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Coconut Milk
But how do they make it? Workers peel off the green outer husks of the coconut, which is the fruit of the coconut palm tree, to get to the seed (this is the familiar brown ball you might think of as a coconut). Then they cut off the rough, brown husk
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Green Monster Stir-Fry
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 30 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 4 SERVINGS Cutting boardSharp knife (adult needed)Large skillet or wokMeasuring spoonsPot holders 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or 2 teaspoons vegetable oil plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oi
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Graeat Grains
But what are they? Grains, also known as “cereal grains,” are small, dry seeds that are grown and harvested for people to eat; they’re often ground to make flour, too. Cereal grains are the edible seeds of a particular family of grasses, which includ
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Stock Your Kitchen
• Canned beans (black, white, kidney, and chickpeas)• Canned tomatoes (diced and whole)• Low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth• Vinegar• Vegetable oil• Olive oil• Mustard• Salt• Black pepper• Spices• Flour• Honey• Maple syrup• Whole-wheat pasta• Rice
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Cheesy Green Omelet
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 20 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 2 SERVINGS Medium bowlWhisk or forkMeasuring spoonsCutting boardSharp knife (adult needed)Measuring cupMedium nonstick skilletSpatulaPot holdersDinner plate 3 eggs¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup gre
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Solutions
FROM PAGE 10 1. $0.50 (50 cents) + $0.50 (50 cents) = $12. $5 ÷ 5 = $13. $3 ÷ 3 = $14. $3.60 ÷ 2 = $1.805. $1 + $1 + $1 + $1.80 = $4.806. $4.80 ÷ 16 = $0.30 (30 cents) per bar7. $7.50 ÷ 6 = $1.25 per bar8. $1.25 – $0.30 = $0.95 (95 cents) more per ba
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Green Pineapple Smoothie
❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 20 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES ❚ MAKES: 4 SERVINGS Cutting boardSharp knife (adult needed)Measuring cupsMeasuring spoonsBlender (adult needed) 1 cup plain yogurt, milk, or almond milk2 overripe bananas, peeled, sliced, and (idea
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Scrumptious Word Search
ARUGULA BARLEY CABBAGE CHARD COLLARDS CORNMEAL CRESS ESCAROLE FARRO GRITS KALE KAMUT LETTUCE MUSTARD OATS POLENTA QUINOA RICE SPELT SPINACH Answers on page 45 ■
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The Learning Guide To This Issue
At the top of each recipe, you’ll find a key code. Here’s how to read it: HANDS-ON TIME: 30 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR MAKES: 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME This is how long it takes to work on the recipe, including gathering your kitchen gear and preparin
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Hot Lemon-Ginger Tea
HANDS-ON TIME: 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 15 MINUTES MAKES: 2 SERVINGS Cutting boardSharp knife (adult needed)Measuring cupSmall potForkMeasuring spoons2 mugs 2 cups water½ lemon, scrubbed and thinly sliced3 slices fresh ginger (you don’t need to peel it
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