by donR 05 11 2015
Click ‘N Cook, the Greater Boston Food Bank recipe data base, may not be the best* but I find myself using it more and more. Simply put a check mark by a few ingredients hiding in your pantry and they will recommend simple, tasty recipes using those ingredients. Plus, the recipes tend to favor the use of whole foods like the recipe for Sunshine Carrots.
I used celery, rice, beans, pineapple and carrots in my last class and had a bit left over. My family wanted something other than soup tonight so I checked those ingredients on the Click ‘N Cook data base. Suggested recipes changed as I added ingredients to the list.
* There are many recipe data bases available and each has different way to sort recipes. I found the Click ‘N Cook system to be the “best” for lack of ads, ease of use and affordable ingredients.
Sunshine Carrots sounded interesting and the recipe popped up after clicking on the title.The recipe also included nutritional information. We’ll introduce this data base in meal planning classes. But first, here is the recipe:
- 8 large carrots, sliced into matchsticks
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1. Simply place ingredients into a small soup pot.
- 2. Gently bring to a near boil
- 3. Stir to coat carrots
- 4. Reduce heat and cover pot to simmer until carrots are crisp-tender.
- Wash carrots thoroughly before cutting.