I had the opportunity to learn two new recipes via zoom through a collaboration with Dole. The best part was the recipes were easy to make especially since there was someone showing me exactly what to do. However, I knew that I had to share these recipes with everyone I know because after I made the food. My daughters said, “Wow, mom this is good.”
My kids have eaten vegetables all of their lives, but I often make some of the same meals I grew up enjoying. This opportunity to make Dole’s Little Chef Potato-Leek Soup and Oui Oui Wafer Cookie Macarons, inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille, really took me outside of my comfort zone. I’m glad that I had a chance to learn about the healthy food initiative and have a good lunch and dessert option that I can share with my clever readers.
Little Chef Potato-Leek Soup
I made Little Chef Potato-Leek Soup. My first thought after tasting the soup was yum this is so smooth and creamy, which was surprising because it was completely vegan.
Get the recipe instructions here for the Little Chef Potato-Leek Soup: https://www.dole.com/recipes/l/little-chef-potato-leek-soup
This is the perfect lunch soup because it’s filling and it didn’t take long to make it. The only think that I’d do differently is I would toast my breadcrumbs a little, but of course that is completely a personal preference.
Oui Oui Wafer Cookie Macarons with Fruity Banana Filling
For dessert we made Oui Oui Wafer Cookie Macarons with Fruity Banana Filling. Everyone enjoyed them and thought they were sweet and just the right portions.
Dole is continuing its three-month healthy-cooking alliance inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille by releasing a new set of original recipes and free digital downloads including DIY menus, placemats and a chef’s hat that can turn an ordinary kitchen into Gusteau’s Restaurant from the 2007 film.
Get the recipe instructions for the Oui Oui Wafer Cookie Macarons here: https://www.dole.com/recipes/o/oui-oui-wafer-banana-macarons
I like desserts that are not overly sweet, so this one was perfect for me and my family. I also liked that it was simple and very easy to prepare. In fact my 12-year-old daughter made the entire recipe herself, minus peeling the kiwi, which I did for her.
Here is the video from Dole.
Get the Recipes
Visit http://www.dole.com/Disney to learn more and see more recipes.
It was so fun cooking on Zoom, it was totally a first for me, but I’m glad that I was able to participate. “Inspired by research showing that families that cook together eat and live healthier, Dole launched the ‘Now We’re (All) Cooking’ to incentive Americans back into the kitchen and show that French-based cooking can be easy, healthy and even fruit and vegetable-based.”
This contest ends Nov 15, 2020
It was a new experience for me, but I want you to have some fun too, so you can download the recipes and enter to win a Disney prize pack.
Check out @dolepics At-Home Restaurant digital downloads (like the one above👆🏾) to create your own at-home restaurant or holiday meal. Also enter to win a home-chef prize pack full of fun Dole swag and a Pixar-themed slow cooker featuring everyone’s favorite little chef from Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille.
1 winner will be chosen at random on Nov 15 and announced on Nov 16 via direct message and our Story. *Giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram.