I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas surrounded by family, friends, and or course – good food. With many of you receiving iPads this holiday season, I would like to tell you about a cooking iPad app called Big Fork Little Fork developed by Kraft Foods. The app is a resource for parents to help raise their kids to appreciate food by involving them in the preparation and to make smart eating choice. It is full of family friendly, delicious global recipes and comes with 10 demo videos from celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson. As a chef who found his passion for cooking at such a young age, Marcus really put the effort into creating an app that is fun and brings both parents and kids to the table. The app is to encourage and inspire parents and their children to get in the kitchen cooking together and is currently being offered for free in the iTunes store.
This app includes:
- exclusive recipe collection developed by celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson,
- 300 delicious recipes tested by experts in the Kraft Kitchens to help turn picky eaters into adventurous eaters.
- 2 educational games to entertain and teach math skills, including the Food Guide Space Picnic based on the USDA’s food pyramid and a Deli Shop game exploring measurement of ingredients.
- 31 how-to videos to show step-by-step instructions for kids such as cooking safety and how to crack an egg or measure liquid ingredients.
- 804 tips for the whole family along with creative ideas for kids like using lemon juice to make invisible ink.
- 40 in-depth articles on nutrition, healthy habits and kitchen skills.
- Dinnertime 911 for daily dinnertime conversation starters to get the family talking at the kitchen table.
One of the delicious recipes on the app is for Red grits. This side dish is a great alternative to rice and pasta, and particularly good served with shrimp, as they do in the Low Country of South Carolina and other regions of the American South. Even if you don’t own an iPad, here’s the recipe
What You Need
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. tomato paste
1/8 tsp. smoked paprika
½ cup old-fashioned grits
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
cup tomato juice
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
Put the first 3 ingredients in medium saucepan on medium-low heat 1 min. Add grits; cook and stir 2 min. Add tomatoes; cook and stir 2 min. STIR in juice and stock; simmer 10 min. TOP with cheese and basil.
How to Wash Fresh Herbs: Always wash fresh herbs before use. Rinse small bunches under cold running water and blot dry. When you need to clean a large amount of herbs, fill a large bowl or clean sink with cold water and swish the herbs around to remove any dirt. Remove the herbs from the water and dry in a salad spinner or gently blot dry.
Nutrition Bonus: The combination of tomatoes and tomato juice not only adds color and flavor to the grits, but it also provides a good source of both vitamins A and C. Carb Choices: 1 Nutrition Information Per Serving: 160 calories, 6g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 5mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 3g sugars, 6g protein, 20%DV vitamin A, 15%DV vitamin C, 6%DV calcium, 6%DV iron.
Because Kraft Foods wants one Savory Sweet Life reader to ring in the New Year with this beautiful Big Fork Little Fork app and not everyone owns an iPad, they are giving one of *you* a new iPad (16g w-fi) valued at $499!!!
All you need to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite recipe to make with your kids in the kitchen or your favorite dish to make with your own parents growing up.
For an additional entry, you can tweet about this giveaway by posting :
Just entered to win an 16g wifi iPad from @SavorySweetLife http://bit.ly/etMm4O . #KraftFoods #BigForkLittleFork
Then come back here and let me know you tweeted.
One regular and one Twitter entry per person please. Entrants must have a US mailing address. Contest will close Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 9pm PST and will be chosen by random.org. Good luck! Congrats Karns!
Disclosure: Kraft foods is providing the iPad. No compensation was received for this post.