Kids and tofu these days

Moan about kids these days and their screen time all you want, but they’re just trying their best. Usually. Sometimes. As much as adults will let them, including participating in the kitchen. The Bay Area’s Sprouts Cooking Club mission is to empower kids to be healthier with after-school cooking classes, cooking camps and a vocational training program. On Saturday, March 31, it hosts a vegan class with tofu makers Hodo Soy for 7-12 year olds. They’ll make their own silken tofu, then use it to whip up peanut butter chocolate pie, breakfast scrambles and pesto with angel hair tofu noodles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Girls Inc. Kitchens, 510 16th Street in Oakland. If you can’t make the trip to Oakland, the class cost ($45), or meet the age requirement, try making tofu lime and vanilla cheesecake from, vegan lemon pie from or marshmallow cheesecake from Or something tofu-based that’s not dessert. Your call.