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Recipe of the week: Home made pad thai!

Try our delicious Home Made Pad Thai! Home made pad thai! Print Recipe type: Main Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 6-8 Ingredients For the Sauce: 2/3 cup water ¼ cup soy sauce, low sodium 2 tablespoons brown sugar 6 tablespoons sunflower seed butter 2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons
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Orzo Restaurant Week

Last night I had the pleasure of eating at Orzo for The Hook’s Restaurant Week.  It was amazing…and that is an understatement. I chose from their extensively tempting menu: the Caprese salad, chicken confit over a corn and zucchini salad and the warm chocolate chip and toasted walnut cookie with gelato. The Caprese salad was served with what appeared to be a triangular slab of
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Top 5 list: why PB &J is having their BEST SUMMER yet…

We are off to a pretty great start this summer at PB &J.  Take a look at what has been happening and what fun is still yet to come. 1.  The Hook’s Restaurant Week. The generous folks at The Hook have chosen PB &J to be the beneficiary of the Restaurant Week proceeds, which we will be using towards our Holiday Giving program.  Have
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Perfect weekend meal idea from Chef Courtenay. Chili Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie!

Chili is one of my all-time favorites…as is shepherd’s pie. I love turkey and sweet potatoes. Why do I mention? Well, as I began thinking about a weekend family recipe, childhood memories started flooding back. What would mom make? How would we help? Mom always prepared fabulous mash potatoes and I remember being the permanent little taste tester. Many times for a weekend meal,
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Welcome to our new website…

Dear Friends, 51: Cooking classes offered at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia. 5,000: shelf stable meals packed in over 300 bags for Charlottesville City Schools’ elementary school students on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program before their winter break. 2,262: healthy lunches provided to moms and their pre-school aged children living in Charlottesville housing communities through Children, Youth and Family Services
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Italy…continued

Another Cooking Club unit is underway at the Boys and Girls Club on Cherry Avenue.  We’re continuing with the wonderful girls from last unit, building on what they have learned already.


Chopstick dippers.

I have had the pleasure of working with the Westhaven Afterschool program these last few months creating fun snacks. We’ve done quesadillas, personal pizzas with veggies and fresh herbs, fruit parfaits and snack mix.  Yesterday was my last session with the kids this school year and we made Chopstick Dippers.  Everyone got a pair of chopsticks; one for a fruit kebob with cinnamon yogurt dip and one for a
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Helping out at the Farmer’s Market

Last week, the PB &J Cooking Classes at Boys and Girls Club worked to support the KeyStone Club’s Farmer’s Market initiative with the Local Food Hub.