Cooking Time: Lamb and Vegetables

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This is a picture of another meal I submitted for the Cooking and Nutrition Course (in this case we were asked to prepare a balanced meal).

Ingredients:

– Lamb
– Potatoes
– Brussels sprouts
– Carrots
– Mushrooms
– Green Onions
– Vinegar
– Butter
– Olive oil
– Parsley flakes
– Salt and pepper

 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. Wash and chop all the vegetables.

3. Cut the lamb into pieces

4. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the lamb with some parsley flakes, vinegar, salt and pepper

5. Cook until the lamb is a little brown in the outside.

6. Put the lamb, 2 tablespoons of butter and the vegetables in a oven pan with 2 1/2 cups of water.

7. Put the pan with all the ingredients in the oven and leave it there until the lamb is tender and the vegetables are well cooked.

Food and Cooking: Breakfast assignment

One of the assignments from the course of Nutrition and Cooking in which I’m enrolled was make a “Balanced Breakfast”, here’s a photo of what I prepared:

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Omelette ingredients: Eggs, cheese, mushrooms, cooking spray (olive oil), parsley flakes.

Yogurt mix ingredients: Plain yogurt, strawberries, granola and blackberries.

Source of proteins: Eggs, cheese, yogurt.
Source of carbohydrate (grains): Granola
Vegetables: Mushrooms
Fruits: Strawberries and blackberries.

Hobbies and E-learning: Acquiring new skills on Music and Cooking

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A few months ago I found an excellent website where you can take different online courses, the site is http://www.cousera.org.

The first course I took (for free) and finished two months ago, was Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning provided by the University of California, Irvine. In this course I learned some basic aspects of IRS, Insurance and Retirement.

The course format included video lectures, quizzes, readings, some peer asignments and you can also interact with your peers through discussion forums.

Like besides reading, other of my hobbies are cooking and music, I recently started other courses on the same website (also offered free of charge):

-Introduction to Guitar by Berklee College of Music
-Child Nutrition and Cooking by Stanford University

The first week of the guitar course was interesting (of course first I had to convince my husband to let me use one of his guitars to practice), the video lectures were entertaining, I learned to identify the different parts of the guitar and even though my fingers hurt at the end of the practice, I felt satisfied because I learned how to play the first two chords 🙂

This week began the course of Nutrition and Cooking, and I’m anxious to start my first assignment in the kitchen.