If your daughter is 10 or under, you might want to avoid going for super complicated recipes or dishes that require a lot of hazardous cooking utensils. Here is a recipe that is easy enough for younger kids to participate in and that will be as fun to make as they are tasty and enjoyable to eat.
Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Steak
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 2 heads cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
- In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, thyme, rosemary and parsley.
- Place cauliflower slices in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each slice with the olive oil mixture on both sides; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place into oven and bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway.
- Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan.
Cauliflower Steak is another great vegetarian side dish; both omnivores and vegetarians can enjoy it as a main dish or a side dish. It also teaches your child about substitutions and how much seasoning and spices can help give you new possibilities in food.
There are endless possibilities of recipes that are searchable online. If you happen to have traditional recipes from your culture or unique family recipes, why not teach your daughter from a young age so that by the time she’s a teenager, she’ll have the family recipes down pat and will be impressing aunts, uncles, cousins and more with her cooking skills! You’ll both have so much fun cooking together and making memories - and the most rewarding part is the payoff of getting to eat your tasty creations together!