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Session 6 – Prep Like a Pro

Save time and money by batch prepping ingredients or batch cooking for the week.

  • Discuss strategies to batch prepping grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables, and sauces as well as full meals
  • Participate in a “chopped-style” cook-off and prepare your own dish from a mystery basket of ingredients!

West African-Inspired Chicken and Peanut Stew

Our recipe is similar to a Senegalese Maafe, a hearty, comforting stew that cooks low and slow to evolve many complex layers of flavor. This recipe makes a large portion and is perfect to meal prep ahead of time to either eat later in the week or freeze for the future. Click here for the full recipe.

Prep Meals - Ingredients
  • Chicken is not a necessity for this recipe and can be omitted or substituted with beans.
  • One important “ingredient” to the flavor of this dish is time!
    • Ingredients that add to the complex and unique flavor of this dish are onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, and peanut butter.
    • To develop more intense flavor, cook these ingredients for at least 30 minutes and up to about 2 hours.

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