Bites from Brazil
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This month, our members will explore Brazilian culture and cuisine with the "Bites from Brazil" cooking kit. Not a member yet? Join Raddish by August 15 to get this kit!

Spotify Playlist

Listen to songs about Brazil while you cook using our custom-made playlist.  

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(You'll need to sign up for a Spotify account in order to listen.)

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

Ingredient Spotlight: This month's Brazilian Cheese Bread calls for tapioca flour or tapioca starch. This special flour gives the cheese bread an authentic taste and texture (it is also gluten-free!).You can find tapioca flour at select grocers such as Whole Foods Market, Asian markets, and online retailers. For quick delivery, try Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Flour on Amazon.

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt 

Bonus Recipe  

"Kitchen Carnival" Culinary Activity

Samba Playlist: Samba is a style of music that evokes a warm and vibrant mood during Carnival. Listen to samba music during your "Kitchen Carnival" using the playlist below.

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(You'll need to sign up for a Spotify account in order to listen.)

Samba Dance Lesson: Learn to samba with this dance tutorial.

Bites from Brazil Lesson Plans

At Raddish, we believe the kitchen is the tastiest place to learn!  And Raddish is a terrific supplement to your homeschool curriculum. Subscribe to Raddish for a FREE lesson plan each month (delivered via our Shopping List email).  Each lesson plan divides your kit into 3, 45-90 minute lessons you can use and adapt to support your homeschool study, pre-k through middle school. 

Substitutions

We strive to accommodate the needs of all families. Below please find recommended substitutes for our Rad-Families with dietary restrictions, compliments of VeegMama, a lifestyle blog sharing new approaches to healthy living through food, wellness, and personal fulfillment. 

Dairy Allergy

Brigadeiro Chocolate Bonbons >> Instead of using sweetened condensed milk, use the cream at the top of two cans of coconut milk. (Chill the cans before using and scrape just the cream from the top of each can, not the liquid part. Do not shake the can before opening.)

Place the coconut cream into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients outlined in the recipe, along with 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar (or regular sugar).  Do not heat. Stir until combined and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Complete recipe as directed. 

Brazilian Cheese Bread >> Use a non-dairy milk such as almond, rice, coconut, or soy. Use a dairy-free cheese such as Follow Your Heart’s grated Parmesan cheese.

Vegetarian

Gaucho Steak Skewers >> Instead of steak, used cubed tofu, tempeh, or seitan.

Vegan

Brigadeiro Chocolate Bonbons >> Instead of using sweetened condensed milk, use the cream at the top of two cans of coconut milk. (Chill the cans before using and scrape just the cream from the top of each can, not the liquid part. Do not shake the can before opening.)

Place the coconut cream into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients outlined in the recipe, along with 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar (or regular sugar).  Do not heat. Stir until combined and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Complete recipe as directed.

Gaucho Steak Skewers >> Instead of steak, used cubed tofu, tempeh, or seitan.

Brazilian Cheese Bread >> Use a non-dairy milk such as almond, rice, coconut, or soy. Use a dairy-free cheese such as Follow Your Heart’s grated Parmesan cheese. Instead of an egg, use an egg replacer such as Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg, Ener-G Egg Replacer, or a flax egg (mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal with 2.5 tablespoons of water and allow to sit for 5 minutes).

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