Egyptian Escape - Crudités
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: nil
The word crudité is French and means ‘raw’. It's simple, summer fare with tips to teach your little ones how to prepare healthy veg.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red pepper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel or scrub your carrots clean. Trim the tops off your carrots. Halve. Cut into little batons (with an adults help, if needed).

  • 2.

    Cucumbers are easier to cut. Halve. Halve each halve. Cut into sticks, as big or as small as you like.

  • 3.

    Red peppers are fun to chop. Cut a panel off the side. Cut another side panel off. Keep doing the same till you have 4 panels and the middle bit with the stem and seeds. Toss the seeds/stem bit away. Slice the pepper panels.

  • 4.

    DID YOU KNOW? The word crudité is French and means ‘raw’.

  • 5.

    ACTIVITY Turmeric pyramids Use the card board inside your box to make four equal sized triangles. Use a ruler and these measurements to help: • Draw a 10cm line for the base. • Mark the half way point at 5cm on the line. • Use the ruler to measure 10cm straight up from the 5cm mark. You should have an upside down ‘T’ now. • Make a diagonal line from the top of the upside down ‘T’ to one of the tips of the bottom bit to make a triangle. • Cut your first triangle out. Use it to trace 3 more triangles. Cut them out. • Draw brick shapes on each side of the pyramid if you like. • Lay one of your triangles flat on the table, brick-side facing the table. • Set another triangle next to it. Tape the sides together. • Repeat until all the sides are taped together. • Set it up and it should fold into a pyramid shape. • Tape the final sides together on the inside. Mix your yellow powdered turmeric with 2 tbsp water to make a sand-coloured paste. It smells funny but it’ll look fantastic! Use a paint brush the turmeric paint on to your pyramid (set it on a newspaper first). Let it dry and you’ve got your very own pyramid. DID YOU KNOW? Turmeric is mentioned in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, which dates back to 1500 BC. Ancient Egyptians used the yellow spice as dye, just like you. They also used it to help heal wounds.

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