Basil pesto is a classic Italian sauce bursting with fresh herb-y flavor. It’s simple, raw, and requires only a few ingredients. I love it not only for its simplicity, but also its pungent flavor – loads of fresh basil, raw garlic, rich nuts, and cheesy nutritional yeast. …
As soon as October hits, a bowl of warm butternut squash soup becomes a staple on practically every restaurant menu. Well, in our house, butternut squash soup is a staple all year round. This Butternut Squash Soup is everything you expect from a traditional butternut squash soup. It’s sweet, silky, and slightly spicy. Although the ingredients list is rather simple, the end result offers exceptionally rich flavor….
Fresh spring rolls are such a versatile food. There are essentially a blank canvas you can fill with whatever you’re in the mood for. Noodles, tofu, vegetables, fresh herbs – they’re all equally delicious. If you’ve followed my log for a while you probably know that I have a thing for raw food. While these salad rolls aren’t entirely raw, they truly are my kind of food – fresh, filling, and packed with flavor….
Is there any food you hated as a child and never tried again as an adult? Perhaps you think you hate Brussels sprouts, but have you ever tried Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts? Or what about kale in a smoothie? Chances are that you don’t like certain food because of the way it was prepared the first time you ate it. Nobody likes canned beets, or boiled-to-death cauliflower. The quality of ingredients plays a huge role in the overall flavor as well. Have you ever noticed that tomatoes from the grocery store taste nothing like the tomatoes you buy at farmer’s market?
To make matters even more complex, there’s also our natural aversion to foods that are new or different from what we’re expecting. This feeling of unfamiliarity makes us a little bit uncomfortable, which we interpret as a personal dislike. Recognizing this bias may help you overcome aversions to foods you think you don’t like.
So even if cauliflower and mushrooms aren’t your thing, try this recipe. Keep trying the food you currently don’t enjoy. Prepare it the way you like. Who knows, maybe you’ll find an appreciation for foods you hated as a child.
My husband’s grandma used to say . . . actually, she still does, “the cheaper the meal, the better it tastes”. Mac & cheese was a staple in my husband’s house while growing up. That’s not surprising since mac & cheese is also one of the most popular (if not the most popular) comfort foods known to man – or at least any North American.