Kid-friendly September 2021: Super Simple Shiitake Soba Salad + Teriyaki Tofu Croutons + Japanese Orange Blossom Shakes Recipe - Sticky Fingers Cooking

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Super Simple Shiitake Soba Salad + Teriyaki Tofu Croutons + Japanese Orange Blossom Shakes

Kids in the Kitchen! Recipe Ketch-up!

"MOSHI MOSHI" (hello in Japanese)! This recipe is everything I LOVE about preparing and eating food with kids … It brings together food, fun, family, tradition, and history wrapped up into a beautiful, healthy bowl of - noodles.  This week in our Sticky Fingers Cooking classes, we focused on Japanese cuisine, which excels at contrasts of taste and texture… Salty, sweet, sour, crunchy, and soft. This is a natural culinary combination that kids instantly love. 

Think your kids won't eat salad? Think again. 

This Super Simple Soda Noodle Salad is a super easy dish to make, with only a few very healthy ingredients and flavors that your kids will devour. Did you know that Mushrooms are super dense with nutrients? Chock full of copper, potassium, protein, and selenium. Mushrooms are also a good source of phosphorus, zinc, niacin, and pantothenic acid, especially when you cook them down and eat more than one cup at a time… The teriyaki tofu croutons make the salad come together and add a significant protein boost. This entire recipe will be done and on the table, with help from your kids, within 15-20 minutes, including the orange blossom shake. I assure you that everyone in your family will love it. If you're not a vegetarian or vegan family, simply add your favorite meats in place of the tofu. Enjoy! Shout "OISHII" (Yummy in Japanese)

Itadakimasu (いただきます) pronounced: ee-tah-dah-kee-mahss, is a Japanese phrase that is said before you eat. It is to give thanks to the person who cooked the meal for you. You can also say this to yourself! It is said before you eat the food that's in front of you. Parents generally encourage their children to say this while growing up, though it is not a phrase everyone says every time. If you are eating at a Japanese person's house as a guest, you should ALWAYS say this!!!  

Have Fun + Happy and Healthy Cooking – Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief

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