Meals Can make the Earth Go ‘Round!

by Morgan Mosburg

Have you at any time wished to be an explorer? I know ideal now it would be tricky to do it, and your holiday getaway journey options may be postponed. But it is not extremely hard. Sign up for me and my Lady Scout Troop 1510 to investigate the planet by way of your kitchen area!

Our Project

Our troop is doing work on our Silver Award, and we have partnered with TulsaKids to share information about several amazing cultures and child-friendly cuisine. Furthermore, we want to help some nearby loved ones-owned eating places that may be struggling due to the pandemic. We are heading to publish a sequence of weblog posts in which we check out interesting meals so we can travel by style and understand about the entire world all around us.

Our Place

Have you or any of your family viewed the animated Disney motion picture termed “Up”? If you did, do you remember the location of Paradise Falls? These falls had been dependent on a real area in a region we are likely to notify you about currently. This location is referred to as Angel Falls. Do you know the state in which it is positioned? I’ll give you some clues. This state is shut to twice the size of California and is the 33rd biggest nation. It is in South The united states. Just one of their primary exports is crude oil. 1 of its future-door neighbors is Brazil. If you reported Venezuela, congratulations, you are correct!


Venezuela: Points and Lifestyle

An appealing reality is that Venezuela has a good deal of gas, but there is not a whole lot offered in Venezuela. It can get people many days to get gasoline in their automobile. The language spoken in Venezuela is Castilian Spanish. A common holiday break that some people celebrate is Carnival in February with h2o balloon fights, new music and dancing in the street and just obtaining a very good time.

Did you know that the U.S. is about 11 occasions even bigger than Venezuela? The length from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Venezuela is 2,768 miles. Venezuela’s geography is extremely various and spans from sea level to La Columna (or Bolivar Peak), which is 16,332 ft.

El Arepaso Venezuelan Cafe


We would like to introduce you to El Arepaso Venezuelan Cafe, a Tulsa household-owned Venezuelan cafe positioned at 8036 S. Yale Ave. All of the dishes on their normal menu are common meals that people today in Venezuela may perhaps take in on a day-to-day foundation. But they also have a holiday break menu all over this time, which features a Christmas plate that that has pork, rooster salad, jamon (a sort of yummy ham bread), and hallacas (Venezuelan tamales).

El Arepaso also normally has unique, off-menu items on the weekends like soups and beef stew. Specials are shared on Fb and their site.

Fulfill the Owners

The proprietors of this cafe are Elena Hart and her mother. They opened the restaurant since Elena’s grandmother had owned a cafe in Venezuela, and her mom wanted to do the identical in the U.S. They’ve lived in this article for about 10 yrs but opened the cafe about a yr ago. Elena was born in Venezuela and arrived to the U.S. at a youthful age simply because her dad experienced a occupation in Tulsa. Their relatives lived in Anzoátegui, which is off the northern coast of Venezuela.

Arepaso is a engage in on phrases for arepa, a conventional Venezuelan cornbread.

Favorites From El Arepaso Venezuelan Cafe

We had the good option to try numerous of their consolation foods, and boy, were being they mouth watering. We realized as quickly as we split open up the freshly-manufactured empanada and the gooey cheese middle stretched as extensive as my arm, that this week’s recipe would be a keeper! The beautiful sauces also made every single bite a tasty treasure. After you try out this, you will want to spot your order straight away for an in-man or woman check out, carryout, or GrubHub shipping and delivery.

Really do not forget about to test Elena’s preferred merchandise on the menu, which is the Pabellon Arepa, a cornmeal sandwich with cheese, shredded beef, black beans, and plantains. My family’s favorite was the Cachapa Con Queso and the Pepito (which can normally be observed as a street foods). We remarkably recommend that you save space for their interesting drinks and delectable desserts much too! And you should do us a favor and also inform Elena “Hola” (hi in Spanish) and that Troop 1510 despatched you.

Today’s Recipe: Cheese Empanadas

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This recipe is egg-free and gluten-free (based on the cornmeal you use). It also incorporates dairy solutions. It makes 2 servings of Cheese Empanadas (every single serving is 2 empanadas).



  • 2 cups of cornmeal (Harina Pan model)
  • ½ to 1 cup cold water
  • Pinch of salt (to style)
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese (despite the fact that any particular preference is effective)

Phase 1

In a substantial container, blend cornmeal with the cold drinking water a minor bit at a time with the pinch of salt right until it turns into a regularity of a playdoh ball.


Step 2

Smash it into a pancake amongst two plastic sheets to make it slender and spherical.


Action 3

Set the cheese in the middle of the empanada.

Phase 4

Fold the pancake more than the cheese.

Phase 5

Location a round container that is the measurement you want around the dough. Push it down to variety a 50 %-moon and pinch all-around the sides to make absolutely sure it is closed.


Phase 6

Deep fry the empanada in oil that is 375 levels. (Make positive that it is totally emerged until finally it is golden and sturdy.)

Action 7

Pull it out and permit it cool.

Stage 8

Plate, serve and enjoy the crisp outside and the stringy, gooey, scrumptious cheese!

Morgan Cheese

Buen Provencho! (Fantastic eating in Venezuelan)

Be positive to visit our troop (pictured underneath: Kaylee, Elena (the chef), Morgan, Mariamu, and Madison) once more right here quickly and satisfy the other girls in my troop as they share the globe!   We are also performing on placing up a Youtube channel to share our visits with the chef.


About Morgan Mosburg

Hi! I’m Morgan Mosburg and I’m 14 many years aged and have been with Troop 1510 due to the fact I was 5 as a Daisy.   I like learning about distinct cultures, cooking and supporting people today in my group. I also take pleasure in participating in my violin, golfing, and archery. And I adore my poodle blend, Toto.


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