Cooking a Vegan Meal from Scratch…
Imagine cooking vegan Spanish Rice from scratch? Using pure, organic vegetables? Cooking a vegan meal from scratch is delicious. Earth Kid Kaely blogged about this cooking show:
“Last week Friday my school peers and I all arrived at my house. We have taken on a new project. A cooking show! We are studying the pros and cons of vegan and vegetarian diets. So we decided to start filming a series about us all cooking vegan dishes and showing how good it can be for you.
The first episode took place at my house. It was really cool. We filmed everything in my garden and kitchen. The dish we made was something we call Spanish Rice. This recipe we learnt from a friend. It is really simple and tastes delicious.
Spanish Rice Recipe
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 can of chickpeas (we used organic ones)
- 1 onion1 cup of rice
- 2 cups of water
- about 3 pinches of salt (add more or less according to taste)
- about 1 ½ tablespoons of paprika
- coconut or olive oil
You can watch our video to see exactly how we prepared it and what we did first. You can also find out some facts about why this meal is so good for you, and the benefits of most of the ingredients.
It was super fun having everyone at my house. Our dogs were there as well. They were so excited to have all those people at our house. We went back to school when we finished the filming and looked at the footage. I was really happy with it. I hope you will go check it out. It’s really cool, and Amber had a lot of fun being on camera.
This was the first time ever that Earth Kids attempted their own cooking show, from one of their own home kitchens. High five kids! The cooking team? Two chefs, 2 presenters, one voice-over artist and a producer accompany the cameras to the kitchen. See them in the garden too where all the organic ingredients are grown and picked.
Why do a Cooking Show at all?
To spread the message about veganism and the planet. “We want to encourage viewers and followers to try to eat more vegetables than meat, reducing the impact that meat already has on the environment,” explained Earth Kids.
The film highlights how easy it is to grow your own vegetables, saving money and creating a whole new outdoor, healthy lifestyle. Gardening every day has far-reaching benefits including amazing exercise, healthy fresh air, instant meditation, stress management and food stock relief.
Georgie told us how she was filming the cooking show. “It was fun to see how you make Spanish rice and to see people make it out of scratch. I filmed all the cutaway shots and and the original show as well. I felt exited to see how the dish would come out. One of our cutaway shots was when Kaely was picking the potato. A cutaway shot is a shot that adds focus to the bigger production.
Sophia enjoyed doing the sound: “I would follow around the people talking on camera and record their voices so the sound would be better. I also wore head phones that were plugged into the sound recorder so that if a car drove past then I would hear the sound, and if the sound was too loud then we would have to do a retake. But the others weren’t on sound so they would not be able to hear that it is to loud.”
I love Spanish rice. YUM!