I’ve been craving Brazilian food lately.
This is odd, because we don’t really cook it here. But after the Olympics, I had friends who stayed in Brazil and took lots of pictures of their food, which made me jealous. Around the same time, I met a group of bloggers at Five on Black, and that was it. I’m hooked.
If you have a chance to try Five on Black, definitely give it a go. It’s fast casual Brazilian food (like…the Chipotle of Brazilian cuisine) — tasty and healthy and unique. They currently have locations in Colorado and Montana, but with plans to expand.
So now I want to try out some different kinds of Brazilian food with my kids. Here are seven on our list:
Biscoitos de Maizena from Kitchen Counter Chronicles — tasty shortbread-style cookies that have kids mixing the dough, rolling it into balls, smushing it with forks, and watching it bake. Fun and delicious!
Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls from Pinch of Yum — you can tweak the spiciness of these, toning it down for kids who are sensitive to spices and turning up the heat for those who like a little more.
Caramel Chocolate Truffles (Brigadeiro) from Creations by Kara — again, fun for kids who get to mix and roll the truffles and cover them in sprinkles. This looks like a fabulously delicious dessert!
Brazilian Feijoada from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe — I tried feijoada at Five on Black. It’s a delicious Brazilian stew made with slow cooked pork and black beans. A classic Brazilian food and so good.
Brazilian Collard Greens from Martha Stewart — another dish I tried at Five on Black. Growing up in California, I have to admit I don’t really know collard greens, but they were awfully good. And I think the kids and I could actually make them ourselves with this recipe.
Brigadeiros by Creative Family Fun — ok, yeah. Another chocolate truffle recipe. Because…Chocolate. And truffles. Let’s justify all the chocolate-truffle-making by saying it’s good for kids to try out several recipes to see which one works best. And then let’s eat them all. Sometimes learning about other cultures requires sacrifices like that.
Brazilian Pão de Queijo (Cheese Rolls) from Kid World Citizen — gluten-free puffs that are delicious right from the oven. These would make a great after-school snack!
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