When you're trying to eat better, increasing the amount of whole foods you eat is the best place to start. But there are some tricks to help you get the most out of your ingredients. Cooking some foods can actually decrease the amount of vitamins and minerals available for absorption, while some foods benefit from … Continue reading Ingredient hacks to boost your nutrition
If there is any one tool essential to the cook (besides the knife), it is surely the cutting board. First, I'll preface this post with an admission: I don't always use a cutting board. Sometimes I just cut right on top of the counter, or in my own hand. I can be pretty lazy sometimes. … Continue reading Cutting Board Wear and Care
You know how sometimes you see a picture of a dish, and you think to yourself "Man, that looks so tasty!", without even knowing what's in it? Well, I had that moment this week. I didn't even look at what the dish was called at first, I just saw a bowl of soup that was … Continue reading Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup (For the Soul)
Changing your diet can be a difficult undertaking. We tend to stick with what we know, our favourite flavours and textures that we know how to cook with best. I remember growing up that my stepfather would be more than happy to have peas, potatoes and chicken for dinner every night. Sometimes, it would be a … Continue reading Vegan (or Bust?)
If there's anything I've learned in cooking, it's to be brave. Sometimes, it means being reckless. Sometime it means planning things out very very carefully, to the letter, every detail covered. You have to be willing to learn, and to open your mind to the fact that you may prefer something cooked and seasoned a certain … Continue reading Bravery in the Kitchen
I could have a field day with the title of this blog. Slightly inappropriate, maybe, but it's too tempting to ignore completely. And frankly, an ass is a donkey. It's an anatomical part. It's NOT the worst swear word out there, and it's a hilarious acronym for a delicious dish. So, putting aside the ass-talk, … Continue reading Asian Soba Slaw (Or, A.S.S.)
I don't eat a lot of soup. I'm sorry. I know this offends some people. When I told my boss that I had been assigned to make a soup, and that I wasn't looking forward to it, she freaked out a little bit. She admitted she had even been jealous of my liquid diet when … Continue reading Pureed Cauliflower Soup (with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas)
Saturdays are a day of "rest"- meaning I don't leave the apartment much. Maybe for a run, maybe for a meal out, but otherwise I hole up and do my school work in my pajamas. I also tend to make a lot of food. For instance, last weekend, after a few glasses of wine, I … Continue reading Chicken Pot Pie Comfort Dish!