Red Bell Peppers & Red Dandelion Greens
Our theme this week is RED starting at one end of the spectrum and moving our way thru the rainbow! This week let's taste roasted red peppers and red dandelion greens. Red Peppers are a delicious and refreshing treat airing on the side of sweet rather than hot. These can be great eaten in slices alone or dipped in hummus or sour cream! Dandelion Greens are often foraged, find them in your backyard, so long as your lawn is pesticide free there should be some tasty little morsels out there ready to eat. Dandelion greens can often be bitter so they are often best steamed, blanched or cooked in some way to ease the taste!
Veggie Passport is an educational tasting experiment targeted for elementary-aged children that can involve the whole family! The basic concept is to empower kids to inquisitively try new fruits and vegetables and encourage parents to try preparing these veggies in creative ways. Try the vegetable with the mind of a scientist then appreciate how it can be transformed with the mind of a chef!