Cooking Class Wontons

Today we were assisting the elementary school cooking teacher Michael Bauce in Berkeley. Sous Chef Cooking got inspired by this awesome recipe by Michael.
Before the class we helped Michael to sautee some sliced cabbage, bok choy, grated carrot and arame sea weed in a wok and flavoured it with grated ginger, organic soy sauce, and dark sesame oil.
Filling was placed on the readymade wonton sheets. The edges were wiped with the finger dipped in to the water.
The folded edges were sealed by pinching them tightly against each others. For elementary students and their little fingers it was quite easy.

Right time for cooking in strainer put to the boiling water was measured by counting slowly from 1 to 20.
20140312-155101.jpg The result was simply delicious. Thanks Michael! Sous Chef Cooking is looking forward to try this at home and modify our own version with our special Sous Chef instructions. Stay tuned!

Don’t play with the food! (Except every now and then.)

There are many reasons to love California ― and the Bay Area in particular. Here are three of them.

Try our Zucchini soup together with your kids

Sous-Chef-Cooking-1019Creamy, green and delicious Zucchini soup. Does it sound good to you?  Try this recipe by Sous Chef Cooking with you kids. It’s easy and fun to make, and a good recipe to start cooking  with your children.
Our instructions are clear and simple, and it doesn’t take too long to make this.

Just go for it ― and have a happy weekend!

Maija, Miikka & The Sous Chefs

Sous Chef’s delicious Dhal

Dhal-3164Sous Chef Cooking published a new recipe. Our Dhal is an Indian classic vegan dish made of red lentils, tomatoes, spices and lots of delicious garlic.

You better believe us that even the most notorious picky eaters love garlic! We have tested this more than often and found out that when garlic is well cooked and added in the right amounts to flavor the food, it makes a delicious dish even better.

If you love Indian classics, try our Dhal. If  you don’t, for any reason, give it one try and get ready to fall in love!

With kisses

Maija, Miikka & The Sous Chefs

Welcome to our blog!


We are the parents of two kids (9 and 4), and we love good food. That’s why we have cheated our kids to cook with us. After seeing so much fuss around eating in families with small children, we decided to take our firstborn along to the kitchen as soon as she could stand on the chair. (Actually, already when she could sit on the kitchen floor.)

Well… that was easy, because she was an open-minded gourmand as soon as she got to taste something else than milk. Instead of that, at the same age our second child happened to be the most pickiest eater we knew. Or at least it felt like that.

Luckily, with our daughter we had developed our own practice of cooking together. So we took our mac&cheese guy to kitchen as well. It has definitely been a longer road than with his sister, but we are happy to tell, he is quite a gourmand himself as well and eats almost everything he has cooked with us.

We came from Finland to Berkeley, CA, to study for a one year. So please, excuse us our written English. Our native language is Finnish. We would still love to blog with our best English while we are here. California has given us so much inspiration with cooking as well as things to marvel at. We are planning write overall about food, about cooking with kids and giving some recipes of course.

So welcome, great to have you here! We are more than happy of you feedback.

Maija & Miikka