|Westview students get creative with soy recipes |
|Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 11:28 am |
THE JOY OF COOKING WITH SOY – The Food and Nutrition classes in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Westview High School spent last week cooking with soy in collaboration with the annual Soybean Festival held in Martin last week. Students (from left) Cody Blake, Justin Cates and Sylisa Scott blend soy pancakes.
While people lined the streets day and night in celebration of the magical soybean, local teachers were busy stressing the importance of that bean to their students at Westview.
During the 17th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival, Westview High School students in the Food and Nutrition classes of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department discovered the nutritional value of the soybean.
From soy pancakes to stir fry tofu, the students each had a hand in learning how to prepare soy products and the common varieties of products found in everyday foods.
“My students thoroughly enjoyed tasting and cooking with soy. We’ve had a great time and learned a great deal of information about the health benefits of soy proteins in our daily diet,” WHS Food and Nutrition Teacher Angie Rushing shared.
The soy products found in the classroom at the Martin high school were donated by Parks Wells of the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board of Jackson.
The Food and Nutrition Classes even shared the following recipes using soy products:
• Soy Pancakes (Bisquick Recipe using Soy Milk)
* 1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
* 3/4 cup vanilla soy milk
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
* 1/3 cup of choice of fruit (peeled and diced)
Mix pancake mix, soy milk and cinnamon together until kneaded. Cook as directed on the pancake mix package.
* Makes 8-9, four-inch pancakes.
• Stir Fry with Tofu
* 1 large bag of frozen Thai Stir Fry mix
* 1 cup Allegro marinade
* 1 pound of tofu
Drain and press tofu to remove as much water as possible. Heat electric skillet to 350 degrees. Saute´ the ingredients until hot. Enjoy!
(Edible soybeans in pod)
Use a microwave to heat the soybeans and salt generously with sea salt.