Well Turning Red is officially out on Disney + and we are having a Canadian/ Chinese fusion of a meal for our #movienightfriday. Now it is great how much representation was in the film between race, religion and even different ability if you watch the background characters, but also this was the first Disney/Pixar film set in Canada, specifically Toronto, Canada. So we first started with mapping out where Toronto is.
Then we did a virtual tour.
Then we moved on to learn about red pandas, because Turning Red features Mei Lee Ling turning into a giant red panda, which are one of the cutest creatures on earth.
We also learned that the Red Panda is actually more related to the Raccoon then a Panda through classification, which we worked on tracing out.
Then we watched a compilation on Tik Tok of Red Panda videos to laugh at their adorableness.
We hope you enjoy this lesson as much as we did.
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Mini Chinese Pork Buns in the Cake Pop Maker – In the Kitch
“Chinese pork buns or “baozi” are a staple of takeout for many across the country. That chewy outside combined with that savory pork filling is a flavor sensation you just can’t beat. Whether you prefer them baked, steamed, or any other preparation method you might know about, it all comes back to a delicious portion of dim sum.” – Joss
Copycat Cuban Lunch Squares Recipe – In the Kitch
“Cuban lunch squares were one of my dad’s favorite chocolate bars when I was growing up, before they disappeared from the shelves. I personally didn’t like them until I set out to recreate the recipe for my dad, with the help of his memory of this decadent treat” – Joss
AIR FRYER FROZEN POTSTICKERS – The Short Order Cook
“For an easy foolproof method for cooking frozen potstickers in the air fryer, try this recipe. They will be hot on the inside and crispy on the outside with just the right amount of time to cook in the air fryer. You will never want to cook potstickers any other way after air-frying them. This is healthier than pan-frying in oil and then steaming at the end which is a two-step cooking process. This recipe works for air frying any potsticker or dumpling whether they are pork, chicken, tofu, vegetarian, or shrimp in just one easy step” – Angela
TANGHULU (CHINESE CANDIED FRUIT) – The Short Order Cook
“Tanghulu, Chinese candied fruit, is a street treat that became a hit quickly on TikTok. This easy-to-make sweet snack on a stick is juicy and crunchy which is a bit addicting. After one bite into a Tanghulu, you will want more of the fresh fruit and hardened sugar coating. It will crack open when you bite into it almost like it has a layer of edible sugar glass on the outside.” – Angela
Congee Recipe (Chinese Rice Porridge) – The Forked Spoon
“Congee, in its most basic form, is comforting rice porridge made by boiling rice in large amounts of water or broth until soft and thickened. A popular breakfast dish throughout most of Asia and parts of Europe, Congee is known by many names and even more varieties. Here I’ll be sharing how to make simple Chinese rice porridge.” – Jessica
Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe – The Forked Spoon
“Moo Goo Gai Pan is made with tender slices of chicken, white button mushrooms, and other classic stir-fry vegetables all bathed in a delicious stir fry sauce. Learn how to make this better-than-takeout Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe right at home and have dinner ready and on the table in 40 minutes or less!” – Jessica
BEEF CONGEE – Carmy
“Made with pantry staples and simple ingredients, this Beef Congee is savoury, hearty, and a classic Chinese rice porridge that is perfect for any time of the day. Comfort in a bowl, you will love this simple congee” – Carmy
Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry – Cooktoria
“This Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry is so flavorful and easy to make. Tasty and healthy, this dish is ready in less than 10 minutes!” – Tania
Easy Sautéed Napa Cabbage – Cooktoria
“Easy Sautéed Napa Cabbage – A flavorful way to enjoy Napa cabbage that is easy to make and ready in less than 10 minutes.” – Tania
MAPLE GINGER CHICKEN TRAY BAKE – Through the Fibro Fog
“This maple ginger chicken tray bake with fennel is a flavourful fall recipe and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. It is full of healthy vegetables, and with a pop of sweetness from the blueberries. I think this makes it the perfect family meal! A gluten-free and low histamine dinner recipe.” – Claire
better than takeout spicy beef and broccoli – Season & Thyme
“This Spicy Beef and Broccoli recipe is SO GOOD. Though I’m not opposed to a good take-out night here and there, this Better than Takeout Spicy Beef and Broccoli recipe with sambal oelek and tender sirloin will make you think twice about ordering out the next time you have a hankering for Chinese food.” – Sarah
panda express kung pao chicken (restaurant copycat) – Season & Thyme
“Tender chicken marinated in a seasoned egg wash, homemade kung pao sauce, and paired with lots of stir fried vegetables like zucchini, red bell pepper, and onions, and then garnished with peanuts. This Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken recipe is full of flavor and tastes just like the chinese restaurant version but with a homemade kung pao sauce.” – Sarah
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes (Vegan, Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine
“These rich and moist Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes are vegan, allergy-free, and topped with a homemade dairy-free cream cheese frosting! These naturally-dyed, soft and tender cupcakes have a perfect balance of sweetness and tang with mild notes of cocoa and vanilla. This simple recipe is so easy and quick, it’s baked in just 15 minutes! – Rebecca
Sweet & Sour Chicken (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine
“The best quick and easy recipe for Sweet & Sour Chicken! A Chinese takeout favorite that’s homemade, gluten-free, paleo, and allergy-free! This healthier unfried version is made in a wok or skillet on the stove and tossed with a sweet and sticky sauce that’s naturally sweet! – Rebecca
Gluten-Free Orange Chicken (Soy-Free, Top-8 Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine
“Easy Chinese take-out made right at home! This Gluten-Free Orange Chicken recipe is not only soy-free, but top-8 allergy-free, quick to make, & a whole lot healthier! With a sticky, sweet, & spicy homemade orange sauce, this remake on the classic take-out will be a new favorite dinner option (with killer leftovers!)” – Rebecca
10-Minute Gluten-Free Vegetable Lo Mein (Vegan, Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine
“You can have this side dish on the table in 10 minutes! A quick & easy 10-Minute Gluten-Free Vegetable Lo Mein recipe that’s better than Chinese take-out, is vegan, and top-8 allergy-free! Great for dinner and perfect for using as healthy leftover lunches!” – Rebecca
Classic Vegetable Fried Rice (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine
“A super quick and easy Classic Vegetable Fried Rice recipe so you don’t need to order takeout! It’s gluten-free, vegan, top 8 allergy-free, healthy, and full of veggies! A perfect side dish for using leftover rice and transforming it into a delicious lunch or dinner!” – Rebecca
NANAIMO BARS – Pandemonium Noshery
“These are sugar bombs. The kind of thing you treat more like candy than a traditional dessert, and eat a tiny square. And yet several times a year I get the urge to make them again, knowing full well they are probably the single most unhealthy food in existence. ” – Juli
SEE JI TAN – CHINESE LION’S HEAD MEATBALLS – Pandemonium Noshery
“This delicious recipe is my favorite kind, simple and complex at the same time. How is that possible you ask? Well, it’s a meatball recipe with lots of aromatics, cooked in a broth that is enriched with more aromatics. And cabbage. I love cabbage. It gets tender and delicious cooked with the broth and the meatballs. And those meatballs, they are a conversation on their own! Have you ever had deep-fried meatballs? Well, you should. They get a delicious and golden exterior while being soft on the inside. They are so delicious I kept my large family-sized recipe large, you are going to want leftovers. But if not, feel free to cut the recipe in half. ” – Juli