Traditional Pacific Island Food Recipes: Cooking With PEAU

Participate in our online cooking demos and learn how cook traditional Pacific Island dishes. Not only will you learn how to cook some of these recipes, but you will also learn healthier options for some of the ingredients in these recipes.

To do this, we are partnering with PEAU (Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah). PEAU is the arts and culture division of PIK2AR (Pacific Islander Knowledge 2 Action Resources). 

Cooking with PEAU is as a collaborative effort with Be Well Utah and University of Utah Health to accomplish two goals:

  1. to teach people how to cook “traditional” Pacific Island dishes.
  2. to provide healthier options for some of the ingredients in recipes frequently used by Pacific Islanders. 

Tune In

Tune in on the Be Well Utah Facebook page for the dates below. These demonstrations are fun and engaging with healthy recipes that you and your family can participate in while learning what it means to be well.

Virtual Demo Release Dates

Oct 4: Oriental Fried Chicken + Boiled Peanuts

Nov 1: Chinese Chicken Salad + Liliko`i (Passion Fruit Chiffon Pie)

Dec 6: Puigi (Samoan Steamed Spice Cake)

Jan 3: Layered Japanese California Sushi

Feb 7: Pork and Peas

Cook & Share

 

Recipe Cards & Nutrition Information

You can access our virtual cooking demos that have already happened. Each demonstration will include virtual recipe cards in English & Spanish and nutritional information specific to the recipe.

Check back for more upcoming virtual recipes.

Share Your Creation Online

Share a picture of your family with your finished Be Well Utah recipe. Tag @BeWellUtah on Facebook and Instagram to show us your new skills.

PEAU: Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah

PEAU (Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah) is the arts and culture division of PIK2AR (Pacific Islander Knowledge 2 Action Resources). PEAU provides opportunities for cultural education and encourages creativity and artistic development. We help members of the Pacific Islander community and other minoritized communities find ways to monetize their artistic skills to increase their household income.

As PEAU has grown, the organization has branched out from its roots in visual and performing arts to include literary and culinary arts. Cooking with PEAU is a program that arose from the understanding that many Pacific Islanders who are second or third generation Americans or who come from multiracial households might not know how to cook some of the dishes that their parents or grandparents used to make.

It is also well known that substitutions have been made to many of the dishes prepared on the mainland because the original ingredients could not be easily found outside of the islands, and that some of those substitutions have been unhealthy for the Pacific Islander community. 

With this information in mind, Cooking with PEAU was born as a collaborative effort with Be Well Utah and University of Utah Health to accomplish two goals:

  1. to teach people how to cook “traditional” Pacific Island dishes.
  2. to provide healthier options for some of the ingredients in recipes frequently used by Pacific Islanders. 

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