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Around The World In 12 Dishes- Brazil

Welcome to “Around The World in 12 Dishes”. We will be taking you on a journey around the world, (loosely) following in Phileas Fogg’s footsteps, exploring 12 different countries with our children, by cooking 12 dishes with them. One for each country visited.

The world is such a wonderfully diverse and colorful place. Our children see maps, flags and books. They see postcards and maybe they see films about the world.. but let’s really bring it to life through food! Taste and smell don’t often get explored, we think this would be wonderfully fun and interesting for you and your children.

Not only is it an exciting and different way to learn about cultures, but cooking with children brings a host of benefits – from numeracy to science. How can you beat that?

Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Juggling with Kids, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum and The Educators’ Spin On It have come together to help you on your food journey and will each cook a dish with our children and post about it – to help inspire you to have a go! Then go out there, cook, blog, and join in the linky fun! Check out the other great posts as well!

Around the World in 12 Dishes

We had started our journey the same way Phileas Fogg did in London, UK, and now are arriving in Brasilia, capital of the biggest South American country Brazil.!

How to join the fun!

  • The only mandatory part is the dish, the rest is all up to you, we just thought it would be fun and more concrete to the kids as to why we are making a unusual dish.
  • Cook a dish from Brazil: The goal is to explore this country through FOOD and activities if you wish. Make a typical dish (sweet or savoury) from the country with the kids, take photos and have fun!
  • Typical dishes: Feijoada, Baião de dois, Sarapatel, Galinhadaplus Queijadinha, Moqueca de peixe and Bridgardeiros.
  • Print your passport: Click here to download, comes with space for a photo of the child with the dish. Here is a little cover for it if you wish :)
  • Color a placemat: Once colored/painted or whatever other way you want to do this, you can laminate it or put it between clear contact paper to use it over and over. Great conversation piece for you and your kids. Click here to download it.
  • Make a craft: you can make a country related craft with the kids [optional!]
  • Fun fact: Brazil has one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Christ Redeemer statue, located in Rio De Janeiro.
  • Share with us: Our Brazil challenge starts on November 4th and will remain open for a year, so attach a link to your blog to enter the linky party or go to the comment section and post a photo together with what you did together with your child(ren).
  • Pinterest: We will add your photos to a “Around the World in 12 Dishes” Pinterest Boards (one for the dishes, one for the crafts) you will be a great source of inspiration for everyone :)
  • Are you a blogger? Let your fans know about the challenge and grab our cute lil’ button to share it on your blog.
Around the World in 12 Dishes
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Please check out our partner blogs and their Brazil ideas: Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Juggling with Kids, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum and The Educators’ Spin On It

If you do this, we’d LOVE to see a photo of it. Email it to us or post it on our Facebook page. We’d love to do a Facebook album, a Pinterest board and a page of your creations :)

Please link up your Brazilian dish and/or craft in our linky below, we would love to see it!

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So we have now arrived in Brazil on our Around the World trip. We quite fancied a soup this time, maybe because of autumn. Looking for Brazilian soups I found this one and as we didn`t have any shrimps we used prawns. But the soup is absolutely beautiful! I had my lil helper in the kitchen again. We had fun chopping the onion and “crying” together and the green pepper pieces turned out a bit too big but it just made the soup even tastier :) 

Brazilian Prawn Soup

 What you need is: a bit of a  cooking oil, 1 onion (chopped), 1 green  pepper (chopped), 4 cloves garlic (crushed), 3/4 cup long-grain rice, 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, 2 teaspoons salt, 1  can chopped tomatoes, 5 cups water, 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk, about 700 g prawns, 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper, 2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.

Heat some oil in a large pot, add the onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, about 10 minutes. Add the rice, red-pepper flakes, salt, tomatoes, and water to the pot. Bring to a boil and cook until the rice is almost tender, about 10 minutes. Stir the coconut milk into the soup. Bring back to a simmer and then stir in the prawns. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the prawns are just done, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the black pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.

2 comments on “Around The World In 12 Dishes- Brazil

  1. Becky
    November 22, 2012

    Yum!!! This looks great- I’ll have to try it! Thanks for sharing:)–

  2. Valerie @ glitteringmuffins.com
    November 14, 2012

    Looks like a nice dish, you are lucky to have such a good helper :) Thanks for participating again.

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