Cooking With Soul at Beach United Church, Saturday November 30, 2013
Beach United Church offers lunch on Thursdays to approximately 60-70 visitors. We offer a nutritious meal and fellowship to low income, homeless friends and anyone who is hungry. Then, one Saturday a month, those who love to cook and learn get together and cook up a storm. We taste test our creations, and then on Thursday the guests get a home cooked meal.
Last Saturday I was the guest chef, and my theme was Cooking along the Spanish Camino. There was a diverse group of church members, neighbours, friends and pilgrims who worked on the menu. We made Arroz con Pollo ( chicken with rice and tomatoes, garnished with roasted red peppers and olives)
Ensalada Mixta ( a plated salad, with romaine, carrot, tomato, cucumber, hard boiled eggs, tuna, roasted red pepper and olives, plus bocconcini),
Caldo Gallego ( a soup from Galicia, with potatoes, rutabaga, kale and white beans, seasoned with smoked paprika), and
Arroz con Leche ( rice pudding).
We talked food, cooking, Spain, and the Camino. We shared stories, photos, recipes, and tips on how to walk the Camino. We all had a good time, including Oliver, who spent the morning in a sling on Mom and Dad, and Kingston, who came disguised as the Green Lantern. Kingston is 5.
There are pictures of past Cooking with Soul events- including me as The Frugal Chef - on our tumblr blog - http://cookingwithsoul.tumblr.com/
and pictures of our cooking on Saturday on Beach United Church facebook page.
Here I am, with a big smile on my face, holding a platter of Ensalada Mixta.(photo taken by Abigail)