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Les Petits Chefs “pass it on” à la Jamie Oliver for Food Revolution Day

“Why is Mlle Michels under the table?” I hear one of the boys asking…  It’s 7.00pm on Tuesday May 15th 2012. I am scrambling about on the floor of the school dining hall, trying to figure out how to connect 20 individual hot plates to a few different circuit breakers so they won’t simultaneously shut […]

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Food Revolution Day – stand up for REAL FOOD with me!

If you’ve read my blog for a while now, you’ll know how important my boys cooking club, Les Petits Chefs, is to me. As an adult and an educator, I feel a great sense of responsibility to pass on my knowledge of from-scratch cooking to my students along with a little education about healthy food […]

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Les Petits Chefs: The inspiration

I know, I know, TWO Petits Chefs posts in the space of days.  But I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little but about why I decided to start the cooking club in the first place.  Last November, I heard Jamie Oliver speak in Toronto (I wrote about it here), mainly about his […]

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Les Petits Chefs make (healthy) junk food!

I decided to treat the boys to some (healthy – sssssh!) junk food last week and you should have seen (and heard!) the reaction when I told them we were making chicken fingers…  This is one of the dishes the boys absolutely adore when it’s served at lunch (our lunch version is made with flax […]

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Les Petits Chefs make granola

Last week, Les Petits Chefs tried something a little different – granola!  As a teacher, I know the importance of a healthy breakfast (wait, that sounds a little too much like the Nutella commercial doesn’t it?) and I can totally tell when my students don’t eat breakfast or have something insubstantial – by about 9am […]

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