Spring Vegetable Radical “Ratatouille” + Fresh French Bread Rolls + Fancy Lemon Sorbet Shakes

RAT-a-WHAT? Break it down into sounds: [RAT] + [AT] + [TOO] + [EE] - 'ratatouille'... Say it out loud with your kids and exaggerate the sounds until you can all say it fast 3 times in a row!

Ratatouille is not only fun to say, it’s fun to prepare and watch the vegetables come together in a skillet or the oven to create a delicious stew, all-weather, all-season stew. The basis of ratatouille is usually the same: tomatoes, zucchini, and eggplant.

It’s the perfect recipe for Sticky Fingers because it’s chock-full of healthy vegetables, fast to prepare, adaptable, easily replicable at home, and exposes kids to many different types of veggies at once. PLUS, most kids know the movie Ratatouille, and that’s a fun entrypoint to an otherwise unfamiliar recipe with lots of new ingredients! Paired with warm bread rolls and lemon sorbet shakes, this week’s recipes are a fun introduction to the variation of French food that’s unfussy, humble, and very tasty.  Welcome Spring, and Bon Appetit!  

Happy + Healthy Cooking - Chef Erin & Chef Jacqui           

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