How to spice up your life with food“Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.” William Cowper Are you in a culinary rut? Do you find yourself buying the same foods each week out of habit? Maybe you even have a weekly meal plan that never varies? Fish on Fridays, roast on Sundays and so on. If that sounds like you, then STOP IT! It’s boring and you are not doing yourself any favors.
Why we all need variety
7 easy winter recipes with 4 ingredients or lessHave a hectic week coming up? If so, the last thing you want to be doing is wasting a lot of time cooking each night. Even planning what to cook takes time. Yet, you still need to eat a variety of foods to sustain your energy throughout the day. We’ve taken the leg-work out of meal planning for you by selecting our favorite fast and healthy recipes and listing them all in one place. All you need to do is check what ingredients you already have at home (not the moldy ones at the back of the fridge) and take one trip to the grocery store to get anything else you’ll need for the week. (If you have left-over ingredients you can cook a double batch and freeze it or use them up the following week). Our top picks:
How to create delicious, healthy meals in minutesNot again! You’re on the way home after a busy day and you realize that there is nothing in the fridge for dinner. You know that you could probably muster up something edible from the tins in the cupboard but you are really hungry and you just want something quick and easy. What do you do? You do the same thing you did the other day, and last week, and the week before that. You pull up to a takeout drive-through and order a burger with the lot. Or, you might vary it a little and get pizza or noodles instead. It’s just easier, right?
What is this really costing you?
4 Musts for Carnivore-Approved Veggie Burgers.(And recipe.) In our opinion, veggie burgers tend to be lack-luster because of their terrible texture and lack of umami; we believe this is typical for most meatless meat dishes. When you cook raw meat, the fibres in the meat cling together at different rates, depending on the meats level of doneness and give the eater a variety of textures and flavours from a single piece of meat. This transformation simply does not happen
For our first blog post, we wanted to share our thoughts on shops in the city that offer the most value. If we missed anything or you don't agree, let us know in the comments and we'll check the place out. What is value? Simply put, value is paying less and getting more. If you generally pay $4/lb for peppers at a big box grocery store, and $2/lb for those same quality peppers at a smaller market, then in our opinion, that's great value. Best value for day-to-day shopping