The dish I made for this week’s assignment was pizza. The crust was just the right amount of crunchy, and the cheese melted pleasantly i n your mouth. This tradition of home-made pizza only started a couple of years ago. It reminds me of the fact that my family’s origins are fully Italian. The best part of this tradition would be the great tasting pizza. One challenge was kneading the dough properly, but that was an easy fix after I was taught the correct technique. My greatest success and thing that I was most proud of would be how delicious it turned out.

Accidentally ate some before remembering to take a photo, oops!

Manual Food Processor

The tool that I used for my dish was a manual food processor. I used it to efficiently slice cauliflower into small pieces. It could be used to easily cut most things into small pieces. One safety concern was making sure not to go anywhere near the blade. The proper way to use this tool is to rotate the blade using the lever then to dump out the contents every once and a while to make the blade wouldn’t get stuck. You could use a knife for the same purpose. I followed verbal instructions for my dish, which was cauliflower fried rice. I wouldn’t change anything for the dish. I didn’t have any real challenges. My greatest success would be that I didn’t have any challenges. I’m most proud of that too.

I didn’t take a picture of the tool, but one of the food that it was used to make.

Buddha Bowl

The process of making a Buddha bowl was interesting. The biggest struggle was honestly deciding what to put into the bowl. This was solved by a few suggestion. After that part was finished, I think my greatest success would be putting everything together in a neat way. The texture of my dish was both crunchy, due to some parts of the lettuce, cucumbers and corn, and also soft, due to the couscous and other parts of the lettuce.

Sweet Chili Thai Pineapple Chicken

For this week’s dish, I made sweet chili Thai pineapple chicken, which is an amusingly long name in my opinion. The dish had a tender texture accented by the slight scent of pineapple. The recipe was a verbal one from my mother. I’m not sure what I would change, perhaps I would add more pineapple as I love the flavouring it gives. There was no real challenge for this dish as it was pretty straight forward. I’d say that my greatest success here is learning how easy it is to make this recipe. I’m most proud of how strong the flavour turned out to be.