It has been fun playing around with recipe videos! I have learned so much! It has really made me appreciate how much work goes into all the creative recipe videos I see as I quickly scroll through social media.
The theme for this months #letsberealmeals project was apples! The ultimate fall fruit. When I think of apples the first flavor ideas that come to mind are cinnamon, oats, brown sugar, pastry and of course vanilla (preferably in ice cream form!)
When creating a recipe for this months theme I decided I wanted to try a savory approach with apples. So the first ingredient that came to mind when I thought of a savory and apple was cheddar cheese! Anybody else go there?!!! Or am I the only one?
One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my doughnut pan! You can pretty much take any muffin recipe and make it into a donut. Donuts just make food way more delicious, and eating a million times more fun! Am I right?!!!! I love donuts! But donut worry if you donut have a donut pan you can use this...
I had big plans to finish writing an eloquent blog post laced with science … and then the reality motherhood hit (hard) after my 5 am alarm clock was bumped up to 3 am and changed from a nice melody to persistent cries…oh baby girl. So instead you get my reflections on Pi day.
Yes, I know that Pi day is not Pie day, however I also recognize the sentiment to celebrate by eating pie. Why eat pie on Pi day? Well, pies do come in circular form giving it both a circumference and diameter and hence is a relation to pi; however, I think that we really just look for reasons to indulge in sweet treats and fond memories!
I have a very personal relationship with pie. My husband and I met when we were in grade 9, and since neither of us had a driver’s license when we first started dating a year later, we ended up making a homemade apple pie on our first date. This led to the delicious tradition of making scratch pies together, a new variety (almost) every time. I like to think this date be...
I get this question a lot. I don't know if it's intimidation that people ask before they tell me what they cook! Or if it's a yay! I trumped the chef moment!
First off let's go back a few years when I was still officially working in the industry, single-ish, no kids, and only had to worry about one and only me. I would honestly have coffee for breakfast, maybe throw in a apple or whatever I had actually in my fridge. Then heading off to work I would actually eat a meal if there was a break in the day.
If not in all honesty I would eat simply, either it would be cereal or toast when the time to go home came along.
Craving anything fancy just didn't happen but if it did it would be on a day off. Cooking more than a basic meal after a shift was a far cry from reality
I am in no way saying this is every chef in the industry at all but when your cooking everything and I mean everything you just don't want to eat it.
I am SO excited to start a collection of posts called “Lets Talk! Nutrition and _______”! I have been thinking about this idea for a long time, inspired to provide reliable and accessible information on the science of nutrition to equip people to critically think through what they read and hear about food. Here and in future “Let’s Talk” posts, you can expect several truths that are often overlooked.
What better place to start than Calories! Yes, the “c” is capitalized; the full term for Calories with respect to food is kilocalories, which is just a mouthful to say!
Calories are counted, feared, cut, bashed, and used as the basis for food choices, but would this be different if you knew what a Calorie actually is? The term Calorie originates from the early 1800’s in France and was used to measure heat in chemistry, physics, and engineering, with its first appearance in medical text books in 1894¹ – fascinating! What this means is that a Calorie is NOT something physical, but rather th...
Almond Crusted Fish Tacos with Grilled Mango Salsa
Recipe makes 4
300 g frozen mango, defrosted
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 head roasted garlic
½ cup almond meal
¼ tsp thyme
¼ tsp garlic powder
300 g sole filet, boneless skinless
¼ tsp Chipotle seasoning
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 bag coleslaw mix (any mix will do)
1 lime wedge
4 corn tortillas
Warm oven’s broiler. Place mango evenly on a baking sheet. Broil mango until golden, about 3-5 minutes. Keep a close eye on the mango, it can burn quickly. Remove and allow to cool.
Change oven to 400 degrees F.Remove some of the extra garlic layers from bulb. Cut the top of the head of garlic exposing the cloves. Place garlic bulb on tinfoil and drizzle with ½ tsp of oil. Wrap garlic in tinfoil, place on baking sheet and cook until fragrant. About 15-20 minutes. Remove garlic and allow to cool.
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