This post is inspired by neglect! Specifically by two things I’ve been neglecting – blogging, and my poor little slow cooker, tucked away under the sink. I suppose it could also be about my neglect for cooking substantial meals, as of late. Not much has changed over the past several months, I’m still very busy, which is awesome! I’ve been doing some cooking, but not as much as normal, and just haven’t been able to dedicate time to blogging.
Thanks to all the food photography projects I’ve been working, my fridge has been seeing a constant flow of ingredients, and after a couple of photoshoots, it just so happened that I had all the makings of chili! The perfect thing to cook when you’re busy. Just toss it in the slow cooker, and let it go.
Here is some new news for all your BS’ers out there: I’ve started a new job in Communications in the world of potash! I work out at one of our mine sites, about forty minutes from my house, so the slow cooker has once again been my new favourite cooking appliance. It’s nice to come home to a warm cooked meal as soon as you step in the door and after a long day of work. I found the inspiration from a great Food & Fitness blog that focuses on a lot of healthy recipes. Let’s get to this recipe! Continue reading →
While this post may be a little untimely as summer has reached its end, there is never a bad time for anything coffee related, at least not for me! I actually made this in June, but haven’t gotten around to posting it because it’s another VIDEO POST! Of course I shot it, started editing it, made the music, and when it was almost finished, got busy with other things and didn’t wrap things up until now! But alas, here it is, the delicious cold brewed coffee for your reading/viewing pleasure.
Prior to making this, I kept seeing and hearing things about Cold Brewed Coffee and how great it was, then it showed up in the July 2012 issue of Bon Appetit (which I subscribe to) and being the coffee addict I am I had to try it! As stated in the name, what sets this coffee apart is the fact that it’s “cold brewed”. Instead of running through your regular coffee making method (pouring some steaming hot water over your beans for a brew), you let it sit at room temperature in cold water for around 15 hours! Now that’s a long time when you’re fiending for a cup of joe, but that’s why you make it ahead of time, resulting in an even quicker way to get your fix when you really need it.
I think we’ve chatted about this on the blog before, but sometimes us foodies (aka. nickname for food bloggers out there), just don’t have the time or creative energy to make a huge dynamic & showy meal, well that’s where these quick and easy ones come in. Below is a quick (maybe 5-10 mins to make) pasta that’s healthy, light and full of protein. Continue reading →