Before the holidays, After-School All-Stars had a very special visit to the eco-friendly restaurant EXKi NYC. Volunteers from Teza Technologies, New York Life Insurance, and Mondelēz International were also on hand to help out!
Our All-Stars from the Dual Language Middle School in NYC met with Chef Galan Zamarra and Executive Chef Steven Mettle for an interactive cooking lesson. We made vegetarian pea soup, butternut squash hummus, and a fruit smoothie for dessert. For most of us, it was the first time in an industrial kitchen. During the lesson, students learned about Chef Galan’s worldly travels and his journey to become a chef —- challenges included!
After the cooking lesson, students met with Environmental Economist Pamela Peeters to discuss how the food we choose impacts the world we live in as well as our own health. The 10 students that came on the trip were part of Pamela Peeter’s Eco Hero art challenge, which took place at the Dual Language Middle School in November. The students with the most creative art piece and highest attendance rates were rewarded with the cooking class at EXKi.
To learn more about EXKi, visit their website www.EXKiNYC.com.
To learn more about Pamela Peeters Eco Warrior program, visit her web site: www.pamelapeeters.com. Some kids also made an Eco Hero painting and landed a coveted spot in Pamela’s “Light to the World” song, through which kids obtain a voice in the Climate Change debate. (WATCH THE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-024HvBWRV8 )
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EXKi Recipes made by After-School All-Stars
|Butternut Hummus(spread evenly on Tartine)||0.9|
|Sliced Mushroom(garnish on top of Hummus)||1.1|
|Roast Pumpkin Diced(arrange on the mushrooms)||1.4|
|Celigene Mozz Cheese(halved)(seasoned w/salt and pepper)||0.7|
|Chives (chop and garnish after cooking)||0.2|
Green Tea Smoothie
|2 doses of Pure Sugar Cane Syrup Monin||0.7|
|MH Organic Banana cut in chunks||2.1|
|To prep: pour the tea brewed cold hammam||4.3|