In March, a pasta salad cooking class was organized. In this hands-on cooking class, the boys learnt how to make a colorful and tasty pasta salad with nutritious ingredients. To start, they cooked farfalle, which is a bowtie-shaped pasta. Once the pasta was cooked, they chopped vegetables such as zucchini, button mushrooms, brown earth mushrooms, tomatoes, colourful bell peppers, and shredded carrots to add flavor, texture, and nutrition to the salad. They then combined the pasta with chopped vegetables and then tossed it in a homemade Italian dressing which consisted of oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, and oregano. Lastly, Parmesan cheese was added to the salad mixture to give the final touch to the pasta salad.
In this cooking class, the boys were encouraged to be creative in their choices of add-ins to customize their salads. At the end of the lesson, they enjoyed tasting their creations and prepared takeaway portions to share with their families. They have learned how to cook, work well as a team, and eat in a healthy way.