UCSB Cooks Intro to the Kitchen

In this exciting multi-week series, discover new cooking techniques and tasty, budget friendly recipes. Here, we foster community, in hopes that together we can combat food insecurity among our student body. Students learn kitchen basics and cook a range of healthy and balanced dishes using pantry staples. The UCSB Cooks series is often in high demand, but with Zoom we are able to accept many more participants. We encourage you to apply for our quarterly cooking series. We hope to cook with you soon! If you would like to get a better idea of what our Cooks program is like, scroll below for testimonials, pictures, cooking tutorials from past UCSB Cooks sessions.


Past Recipes

Southwestern Salad

Teriyaki Stir Fry

This quick recipe teaches you how to best chop through salad ingredients and how to pump up your protein with beans and quinoa.

Southwestern Salad Recipe PDF

Southwestern Salad Shopping List PDF

Learn different knife cuts and how to make a speedy, easily customizable stir fry and homemade teriyaki sauce.

Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe PDF

Teriyaki Stir Fry Shopping List PDF

Creamy Lemon Pasta

Cauliflower Curry

No dairy? No problem. This recipe teaches new ways to jazz up pantry ingredients a creamy lemon white bean pasta.

Creamy Lemon Pasta Recipe PDF

Creamy Lemon Pasta Shopping List PDF

Learn how to make a delicious and flexible curry recipe. Chop and simmer vegetables and blanket them in a creamy coconut curry base.

Cauliflower Curry Recipe PDF

Cauliflower Curry Shopping List PDF