Our family loves platters for meals. It's such a great way for everyone to get what they want, but for me to still get everyone to eat healthy! Win, Win!
This was a platter for Thai Buddha bowls. We used, quinoa, carrots, purple cabbage, snap peas, zoodles, peanuts, green onions, and peanut sauce.
I also love to cook with my family. I am in the kitchen a lot, and it's where everyone hangs out. It really is the hub of our home and I love that. I also love having my boys working with me. Plus when they are more vested, they enjoy the meal more.
Here's my oldest working on the zoodles. He so handsome!
My youngest on the green onions. I have had a my boys using knives for a long time. Some people might think this a bit dangerous, but I think it's important they learn knife skills young. It's all about knowledge, it's power right. As long as they know how to be cautious, and use the tools for what they need them for. Plus, I'm all about independence. I hope I'm teaching my boys the kitchen skills they will need to survive. 😉 So far we have only had small mishaps, so I guess they are okay. Much safer then some of the people I was in culinary school. Now, there are some people who should never be allowed around knives!
My oldest has a good sense of balance and color, so I always put him on platter arranging duty.
Plus he also got the pea shelling duty. Kind of a pain, but they are so pretty opened!
Don't worry, no double dipping involved, my youngest Just loves peanut butter and jumped for the spoon when I finished with it for the peanut sauce! I can't blame him, I love it too!
After the photos, I let the boys dig in and prepare their bowls.
Each one was pretty proud of what they had done....and so was I.
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons chili sauce
- Combine all ingredients by mixing with whisk or food processor.Sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!