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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cucumber Boats Recipe and Cookbook Giveaway

My son is getting ready to go off to Kindergarten this fall. While I have mixed emotions about it, we have made the decision for him to go, and now we all need to get excited with him and help him be as successful as he can be at school.

Since his Kindergarten is all day every day, that means we are going to be packing lunches everyday. Since we really value healthy food, I am going to keep his lunches nutritious and delicious! After all, how can I expect him to do his best if he isn't fueling his body with the best?

Having a good cookbook to glean ideas from is key, so I am going to be using Stealth Health Lunches Kids Love a lot this year.

This new cookbook is packed with nutrient rich recipes designed to give kids a happy, healthy, and energized day. The book is full of tips, tricks and innovative recipes for unique gluten-free sandwich wraps. Best of all, each recipe provides instructions for making them in different shapes and easy to eat sizes that hide healthy ingredients and are appealing to kids. Kids will have a blast in the kitchen helping their parents make their own stealth health creations and will never guess the nutrient powerhouse each meal holds for them!

Today, I want to share one of the recipes from the book with you all!

Cucumber Boats

Cucumbers Filled with Rice and Sesame Sauce

On a visit with my six-year-old nephew, Stone, we made up this recipe, which is really easy to prepare. Plus, it’s fun to tell stories about the boats’ many travels as you assemble them. Mine came along the Spice Route; Stone’s carried Iron Man on his river-boat vacation. Cucumber boats get around, probably because they transport the energy-giving vitamin B in their hydrating holds. Above decks, they carry pearly sushi rice topped with a bit of Sesame Sauce. Ahoy, tasties!

Makes 6-8 boats

2 English cucumbers, halved and seeds scooped out with a teaspoon
1 cup/210 g Easy and Perfect
Sushi Rice (page 128)
¼  cup/60 ml Sesame Sauce(page 164)
Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
**We also like to substitute the rice and sesame sauce with salmon and olive oil or my Chicken Avocado Salad

·         Cut cucumber halves into 3-inch/7.5-cm pieces. On skin sides of the cucumber, slice a thin strip of skin off to make a flat bottom for each “boat” to hold it steady.
·         Pat in enough rice to just fill the cucumber halves. Drizzle a few drops of Sesame Sauce over the rice and sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds, if using.

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  1. sounds like a great cookbook for kids, my kids love to cook and eat too

    1. Yes, it is a great cookbook for kids and adults!


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