Kids in the kitchen will eat their veggies!

Hipcooks classes are for adults. And they’ll stay that way. So if you’ve got kiddos, take a night off and come to a class. Enjoy an adult beverage or two. Meet and mingle with other adults…it’s a game changer!

But do bring home lots of great new culinary tricks and ideas, to keep your home kitchens sassy, healthy and delicious. I love to take Hipcooks concepts and involve Lucia. In our Tapas class, we make an outstanding Pure de Garbanzo that Lucia was not touching with a 10-foot pole. Until we made fun dipping veggies.

Celebrate Hipcooks

Lucia’s Veggies and Yummus. (Not hummus. Yummus.)

Serves 1 very hungry child

For the veggies:
1 pepper, cut cross-wise into thin slices
1 English cucumber, sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
long slices of carrot, cut thin with a veggie peeler
snap peas
black sesame seeds (for eyes)
pea shoot spouts, radish or other sprouts, for making great antennae
For the yummus:
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
juice of 1 lemon
pat of room temperature butter, per Lucia’s intruction
dash olive oil


Grab your cutie and make all kinds of creatures: butterflies and flowers, trucks and cars, wildlife panoramas.

For the yummus, pop the garbanzos in a food processor with a bit of water. Lucia does not like too much olive oil. She permits me a dash. However, she loves butter and came up with this delectable addition on her own. Lemon will help the processing, and you may need a bit of water. Must be child-tested and approved for finishing touches, like salt.

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