I’m a big of fan of fall – fall leaves, blanket scarves and pumpkin! While I am not a pumpkin spice latte kind of girl, I do love baking with pumpkin during the fall. However, I wanted to try using pumpkin in a savoury dish so I experimented making a pumpkin pasta sauce. I made this pumpkin pasta on a whim as I had lots of leftover ingredients in my fridge I needed to use up! What else would you do with half a can of pumpkin puree, a quarter container of cream cheese and some chicken stock?
Hello Fresh is a new meal subscription service to Canada. I have been very happy with the meal subscription boxes I have ordered from Chef’s Plate so I figured I would try another service. Hello Fresh currently delivers to Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes.
Rhubarb is a fruit I remember picking in my yard, and throughout my neighbourhood growing up. At some point the rhubarb plant in our yard disappeared and rhubarb disappeared from my summer diet. I forgot about it until I was in Germany last June and saw it for sale at a farmer’s market. This year I knew I wanted to buy some local rhubarb and incorporate it into some recipes!
UBC’s Food Services ran a competition for nutrition month searching for a recipe that would be featured in the dining areas on campus for Meatless Mondays. I entered my Lentil Sloppy Joe recipe and it was chosen from over 70 recipes to be featured this summer and into the fall. I had the opportunity to work with UBC’s executive head chef David Speight to perfect my recipe. Continue reading
Chef’s Plate is a meal delivery service that delivers ingredients for recipes of your choice to your door. I did not have to spend time trying to figure out if I have all of the ingredients to make a certain dish – everything I needed was delivered! My first delivery was great so I decided to order Chef’s Plate again during a busy week of school assignments and presentations. I live alone and I found buying the three-meal plan was too much food for leftovers so I chose the two-meal plan. For the two-meal plan you do have to pay $6 in shipping. I was very pleased with the fish I received last time I ordered so I knew I wanted another seafood dish and the Lemon and Za’atar Basa dish sounded perfect! The Moroccan Turkey Tenderloin sounded like a great second dish.
Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. Popcorn is a whole grain, high in fibre, low in fat and very affordable! Living in a student residence at my university I do not have enough storage space for an air popper, and I prefer to avoid all the added chemicals found in many microwave popcorns. As a solution to these challenges I discovered a way to DIY Microwave Popcorn! This has changed my snack game, and I am amazed at how easy and cheap it is to make! Every time I share how easy it is to make my friends are mind blown so I figured it was time for a blog post dedicated just to making it! Continue reading
I tend to use pinterest, and blogs more and more for finding recipes these days, but there is nothing like flipping through your favorite cookbook and cooking a recipe you love. The following are a few of the cookbooks I use on a regular basis and would recommend to foodies of all skill levels from just learning to cook to cooking for years.
Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook
This hilarious vegan cookbook is my go-to gift item for any foodie. Continue reading