March is Nutrition Month, which reminds us to refocus on our diet and make sure we are getting the nutrients our body needs. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that we eat 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Since it is more costly to eat fresh fruits when it is out of season, and some fruits like peaches are hard to find in winter we can get the nutrients we need by having canned fruit like California peaches.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This buttermilk cake recipe from Model Bakery cookbook is delicious, and has become my go-to recipe for cake bases. I served one of the cakes bases with a layer of canned fruits.
1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
2 3/4 cups cake flour *
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
Friday, February 21, 2014
Since it is the National Canned Food Month, I am celebrating it with Del Monte Canned Peaches by making a delicious smoothie. During the cold winter months, it is difficult to find fresh, economical fruit to include in our fruit and nutrient intake. Luckily, we can buy canned fresh fruits such as California peaches that have vitamins our body needs.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I am very excited to share that I am featured on the Healthy Recipes magazine :) To celebrate this occasion all my readers will get free 3-month iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch subscription to the Healthy Recipes magazine. Click on the link and subscribe for free. It will not auto renew or ask for any credit card information.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Following a rigorous season of trials and qualification events, six of the competing Team Kellogg’s™ U.S. Olympic athletes have demonstrated from great starts come great things by being named to Team USA™. With the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games starting today Feb. 7, these U.S. Olympic athletes have earned the chance to be among those proudly representing their country. From now through the Games, fans can view the Team Kellogg’s athletes’ inspirational beginnings through a series of Start Story videos, which follow their journeys to the Sochi Games.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
We love eating papadum, but don't make it often enough because of the hassle of frying it. Recently, I got to know about the wonderful papadum stacking utility that we can place in the microwave and make several papadums in a minute. Using the Papadum Express allows us to make papadums fast in the microwave without the need for oil.
Monday, February 3, 2014
1/4 cup ghee or clarified butter
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cardamom ground
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates like Medjool
In a small saucepan melt the ghee and add the nutmeg and cardamom and leave aside. Place the flour in a heavy bottom pan and heat it in medium heat until it has toasted and has become lightly brown, stir continuously to avoid it from getting burned.