Cocinen conmigo // Cook with Me vlog series

by | Feb 28, 2013 | Uncategorized

Made a cooking video.  Rachael Ray makes it look so easy!  Try talking, peeling an eggplant, looking in the camera, and keeping your olive oil from getting too hot.  Well I could not do it–but it sure was fun!  Cooking is a great way to learn.  Some of you may use cooking to teach your kids math, or hand-eye coordination, or to develop those fine motor skills, or even social skills.  And you guessed it–you can learn Spanish while cooking too.  Cooking helps us learn the command forms of verbs like: stir it, mix it, cut them, peel it.  It also provides opportunity to learn numbers and counting.  Check out this video and see what else you can learn or pick up on!

The recipe I used is from Life as Mom a great website/blog about everything mom!  Jessica Fischer actually has some cookbooks published, and she blogs regularly with great family-friendly and healthy recipes.  I have translated her Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant recipe into Spanish.  If you are a mom, or someone who loves to plan your meals, check out her free meal plans and grocery lists too!

LA RECETA (The recipe)
Ingredientes

6 chucharadas aceite de olive
1 berenjena, pelado y partido en trozos
1 cebolla, picada
1 pimentón, picado
1 calabacín, picado
1 diente de ajo, picado
sal y pimienta a gusto
1 libra carne molida
1 lata (411 g) de tomates troceados (cortados en dados)
3 tazas salsa de tomate
1 cucharada oregano desecado
1.       En una olla, calenta 4 cucharadas de aceite de oliva.  Añade la berenjena y cocina, mezclándolo a fuego medio por 6 minutos.  Quita de la olla.
2.       Añade las 2 cucharadas de aceite restantes y calenta.  Añade la cebolla, el pimentón, el calabacín y el ajo.  Cocina por 7 minutos.  Añade la sal y la pimienta gusto.
3.       Añade la carne molida y cocina hasta que esté completemente cocida. Mezcla frecuentemente.
4.       Añade los tomates, la salsa de tomates y el orégano.  Añade agua si sea demasiado espeso. Cocina hasta que burbuje y reduce el fuego.  Cubre y hierve a fuego lento por 25 minutos.
5.       Sírvelo sobre pasta.

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