Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts

January 3, 2016

Soft Boiled Eggs and Ramen Fusion Cookbook Giveaway

ramen cookbook and soft boiled eggs
With a new year comes many reminders for us to make new resolutions! However, I like making goals and resolutions throughout the year. Incorporating meals from different cuisines is an exciting way to start of 2016, so I explored Ramen dishes from Japanese cuisine. I learned a lot about these dishes from the DK Ramen Fusion Cookbook by Nell Benton and from watching The Mind of a Chef Season 1 Episode 1 on Netflix. 

December 5, 2015

PAM No Residue Compared to a Competitor Brand

Sometimes I feel it is hard to clean and remove the residue off of cookware and bakeware after we make meals on it. Recently, when I was comparing PAM's new 97% less residue formula to another competitor brand cooking spray I found a slight difference. 

December 10, 2013

Our Holiday Baking Traditions and Baking Cupcakes

I love baking! The love for baking and cooking is embedded in me probably because of helping out as a young child in the kitchen when my grandma, aunts, cousins and mom get busy making a variety of dishes. We used to get together and make lots of goodies to give family, friends and neighbours during special occasions and festivals. I love continuing this tradition with my family and get everyone in the mood to bake and share.

May 12, 2013

Edible tea party invitation from my children using their easy-bake oven

My daughter and son like pretend playing, and occasionally invite my husband and I to their pretend tea parties since they were little. When we join them, they get very excited.
For the first time during one of their tea parties, my husband and I were treated with milk and edible cookies my children made using their easy-bake oven. We enjoyed this party very much and loved how both our children were excited to make something special for us in their own little oven.

January 17, 2013

Shaking up dinner with Cavendish potatoes and flash back of our PEI trip

Some days I have a hard time preparing a satisfying meal for dinner especially on busy days after work and school, so having something convenient to shake up our dinnertime is very helpful.  Having Cavendish From the Farm potato products such as the wedges, rustic reds and straight cut in the fridge makes it easy for me when I want to prepare a hearty meal in no time.
I like serving the potatoes with either a colourful salad, steamed vegetables, fish or meat to make it a complete meal.  This type of meal can be enjoyed during any season. There are lots of suggested ideas on the Cavendish Farms on how we can serve their products during any meal.
I baked the delicious Rustic Reds and served it with sautéed spinach, Oakrun Farm muffins and salmon.  I bought this marinated smoke flavour salmon from Costco that could be easily prepared in the microwave.

To sauté the spinach you will need...
1 large package of spinach about 4 cups
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp onion
1 tbsp garlic chopped
1/2 tsp or more salt to taste
1/4 tsp or more red chillie flakes (can substitute pepper instead)
1 to 2 tbsp thick coconut milk optional

Heat the oil, sauté the onions and garlic.  Then add the spinach, salt and red chillie.  Sauté till the spinach is cooked to your liking and then towards the end add coconut milk and mix it.  Increase the heat and let the water evaporate, as it shouldn't have gravy.
Cavendish, PEI is place that is close to our hearts and every time we think of Cavendish or eat the delicious potatoes from PEI it brings back good ol' memories of our summer vacation a couple of years ago.  We enjoyed our stay at the Kindred Spirits cottage so we can be close to Anne of Green Gables in Cavendish.  We love the atmosphere, peace and the feeling of home.
The beautiful red soil of PEI makes it an ideal place for delicious potatoes to grow.  Cavendish Farms only use PEI grown potatoes in their products.  I believe what they say on their package is true, "there's something about PEI that makes potatoes delicious.  Sunshine and gentle ocean breezes drench the land, nourishing the rich red soil with goodness."
My family and I really enjoy the flavours of these potatoes, as it tastes homely and fresh.  They use canola oil and lightly season with sea salt so we don't have to add anything, just bake and serve.  
These packages of Cavendish potatoes are low in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol free.  As we know potatoes are high in Potassium, Vitamin C, Fibre and many other minerals and vitamins, in my opinion potatoes are a healthy choice to include in our diet.  
These are pictures of my little ones helping to wash potatoes that they picked from a farm in Ontario.  Nothing like digging the soil and smelling the beautiful fresh potatoes filled with rich earth, it makes us feel so thankful to God.
Washing handpicked potatoes
We love the healthy reasons and the ease of using Cavendish potatoes.  For us knowing that it is grown and packaged in Canada is another satisfying reason to use Cavendish Farm products.
Disclosure: I am participating in the From the Farm blog tour by MC Canada on behalf of Cavendish.  As a thank you for participating I received compensation.  All rights reserved on opinion,  photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2011 - 2013. Please Ask First

January 12, 2012

Cupcake flowers and nutella cupcake

To make these fun cupcake flowers you will need...

different size coloured cupcake liners *
paper cut for leaves in an oval shape
paper cut for stems in a rectangle shape

* If you only have white cupcake liners you can decorate and colour it.

Let the children stick the leaves anyway they like on the stem. Attach the cupcake liners onto the top of the stem. They can decorate and draw to put details with markers.

Here is a recipe to make Nutella cupcakes in 10 minutes with only 4 ingredients

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August 25, 2011

Banana cereal cookies

These cookies are made with the same recipe as the banana cereal muffins.

Bake the cookies 2" apart on a 375F preheated oven for 10 minutes. Test with a skewer in the middle of the cookie to make sure it is done. Don't over bake the cookies will be golden in colour. Keep in the baking sheet for 5 minutes before cooling in a wire rack.

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March 3, 2011

French toast

Making french toast is simple, healthy and a wonderful start for the day.

What you need...

4 to 6 slices of bread
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 to 2 tbsp butter or margarine

Beat the egg and milk with a whisk.

Heat an omelette pan to medium high heat. Dip or soak the bread for a minute to coat each side, put a dab of butter on each side of the bread before putting on the heated pan.
Ask an adult for help when using the cooker. Cook layering the soaked bread a slice or two at a time depending on the pan. Flip and cook the other side. Sprinkle sugar if needed and serve warm on its own or with fruit.

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February 21, 2011

Making flatbread

Making flatbread is easy and lots of fun.
For the dough you need...
1 cup whole wheat or atta flour
1/4 tsp salt

Mix the flour and salt with the water just enough to make a soft smooth dough. You might need some help to bring the dough together from an adult and then you can knead the dough.
Make balls the size of a golf ball or smaller and flatten it with a rolling pin.

Getting children involved in making flatbread is a fun activity, which also benefits them developmentally.
This part if you are not old enough to be at the cooker ask an adult for help.
Heat a flat pan, like a griddle or an omelette pan. When it is hot put the rolled roti one at a time and cook for a minute or two until you see the colour changing slightly and bubbles appear. Can press with a back of a spatula a little to make the rotis puff a little.

Then flip the roti and cook the other side for another minute till it is a light golden in colour. Make all the rotis the same way and eat warm with your favourite jam or curry.
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