Preparing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables | Cooking Fruits and Vegetables

October 5, 2011 17 Comments

Food and Nutrition I Students:

I hope you are all being awesome for your substitute today!  You will be preparing our next labs:  A fresh fruit and vegetable lab and a cooked fruits and vegetables lab.

Everyone has different tastes and preferences.  This is your opportunity to bring your favorites into our food labs.

Are you mad for marinara?  Are you in a frenzy for fresh fruit pizza?

Tasks for the day include:

  • Comment on this post:  First name and last initial ONLY.  You may use a fake email for the “email” and you may leave the website tab blank.
  • You will share two links in your comment: One to the raw fruits and vegetables recipes you would like to prepare, and one to the cooked fruits and vegetables recipe.
  • You will write three sentences to debate why I should select your recipes for our lab.  “It looks tasty” is not an appropriate answer.  You must explain what your classmates will learn from the recipe, and what chapter objectives you will meet.

Your comment on this post is due at the end of class Thursday, October 6, 2011.  We will be preparing lab plans in class on Friday, October 7, 2011.


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  • Russell C October 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Cooked fruit- It’s a poached pear and I think this is a good idea because it is also recapping what we learned for poaching an egg

    Raw fruit/vegetable Citrus salad, it involves crisp of flavors and is nice, clean and fresh. I think everyone would get a kick out of it.

  • ashley neuhaus October 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm this sounds good its an apple cobbler and you could use rice flour and make it gluten free!! 🙂

  • Alyssa S. October 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I love fruit pizza. So I am very excited to get to make some. I don’t know what y classmates would learn. They have their own minds.

  • emalee October 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm i sounds good cause it is bacon salad and i really love bacon!! it would also sound good with avicodo in stead of celery. my second link is for homemade Chinese food and its one of my favorites! i also love noodles 🙂

    ~Emalee N

  • Loryn W October 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    ^^ this is a recipe for fruit pizza that looks very delicious and healthy. i think we should make it because it seems to be very healthy cause there are a bunch of fruits. i also like it because there are no bananas. 🙂
    ^^ i think we should make this recipe because it looks very tasty and sounds healthy even though its in a crock pot.

  • Joel p. October 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Belgium waffles with butter and syrup

    pepperoni pizza

  • Alex R October 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I think making Apple Crisp would be great since our new unit is having to do with Fresh Fruits

  • Brandon W. October 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    These look good so i put it as one.
    These also look good. We should make waffles because they are simple to make and easy to clean up.

  • Noah Menken October 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    i want this because the ice cream looks really good and i have always wanted to try banana ice cream.
    i really want to see a veggie pizza because they always looked good

  • Kenneth K October 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm


    1/2 pound linguine pasta
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    12 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp, and cook until opaque, about 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and heat through. Season with basil, salt and pepper.
    Toss the cooked pasta in the sauce, and sprinkle with crumbled feta to serve.


    1/2 cup light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened at room temperature
    24 vanilla wafer cookies (11/2 inches in diameter)
    1 ounce dark or bittersweet chocolate (60% to 70% cocoa solids), finely chopped


    Line a shallow storage container with wax paper. Put a small scoop of ice cream (about 2 teaspoons) on a cookie and top with another cookie. Roll the ice cream sandwich in the chopped chocolate so the chocolate adheres to the ice cream. Place in the wax paper-lined container. Repeat with the remaining ingredients until you have 12 ice cream sandwiches.

    Cover and place in the freezer to set for at least 30 minutes, or freeze for up to 1 week.

    Serving size: 3 ice cream sandwiches

    Per Serving:

    Calories 220; Total Fat 8 g (Sat Fat 3 g, Mono Fat 0 g, Poly Fat 0 g); Protein 4 g; Carb 35 g; Fiber 1 g; Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 170 mg

  • Christian P October 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm,1843,145162-245200,00.html
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    Snicker apple salad, its easy, delicious and inexpensive. (RAW FRUIT)
    ^ ^
    Apple Crisp, Relitively inexpensive, very good.

  • Tyler L October 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    I think we should make banana ice cream because I think it sounds so good and tasty. I think it’d make a good recipe for us to cook and eat.
    I think we should make Taco Vegetable Pizza because I like pizza, and everybody else does.

  • devin q October 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    this recipe is a patriotic banana split i think it would teach us alot about bannans.
    This is a fruit salad this looks good

  • johanna s. October 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    For my raw veggies i think you should pick my because it would be easy to make in class and it doesnt take long. But you do need a lot of ingredients. For my cooked fruit mine is good because it only takes ten minutes and you dont need that many ingredients to make it. It would a fast and easy thing to make.

  • Hailey Whitmore October 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Raw. –
    This would be a good way to learn how to use the smoothie maker, and it will show classmates a fast way to prepare a tasty drink.

    Cooked. –
    Will teach the classmates a great way to have something with fruit, that we could peel and they will learn things with this recipe.

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