Is Fresh Always Best? 10 Preserved Foods To Improve Your Cooking

Is Fresh Always Best? 10 Preserved Foods To Improve Your Cooking

Why are preserved foods bad?  Food preservation helped humans survive the ice ages. It makes grains like rice, wheat and corn stable and edible for months and even years after harvest and allows us to store fruits and vegetables easily, especially in modern homes.  There are many healthy convenience foods! Here are my top 10 favourite preserved foods (give or take) and how I use them.

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Spring Minestrone Soup - A Refreshing Spin On An Old Stand-by

Spring Minestrone Soup - A Refreshing Spin On An Old Stand-by

Spring minestrone soup is just like regular minestrone soup, but springier! With a focus on fresh leafy herbs and bright green veggies, this is a soup that can be enjoyed on a sunny spring day. Refreshing and light, this spring minestrone method is flexible and adaptable to whatever is buried in your fridge, and whatever looks good in the market that day.

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Oven Braised Chicken Thighs with Lemons & Capers

Oven Braised Chicken Thighs with Lemons & Capers

These oven braised chicken thighs are slowly cooked with capers and lemons, and they make the most satisfying dinner. What is braising? Braising occurs when the food is partially submerged in liquid and usually cooked slowly for a long period of time. Meat takes longer than veggies, and tough cuts of meat like lamb shanks take longer to braise than non-tough meats like these chicken thighs.

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How To Make Buckwheat Crepes - And What Is Buckwheat Anyway?

How To Make Buckwheat Crepes - And What Is Buckwheat Anyway?

Buckwheat is a totally under appreciated starchy staple. It’s versatile, it’s tasty, (especially when it’s roasted) and it’s really easy to work with. Buckwheat Crepes are a great for home cooks to have on hand. Make a batch to keep in the fridge for a few days, and fill them with sweet or savoury fillings to suit your mood.

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Kohlrabi Fries & Kohlrabi Salad - Is There Anything This Veg Can't Do?

Kohlrabi Fries & Kohlrabi Salad - Is There Anything This Veg Can't Do?

Kohlrabi doesn’t get the attention it deserves. You can cook it, you can eat it raw, you can turn it into a salad, a soup, a french fry, and more. In this post, we make a very refreshing kohlrabi & apple salad with fresh dill. We also make baked kohlrabi fries which are so addictive and really good for you.

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Tortilla soup today, Enchiladas tomorrow - How to win at leftovers

Tortilla soup today, Enchiladas tomorrow - How to win at leftovers

Nextovers are when you make something basic and add different twists on it for each day you eat it. This tortilla soup is a perfect nextover contender because it’s blended smooth and although it’s flavourful, it’s also fairly flexible in its flavour profile. It can be taken a few different directions. Here we’re turning tortilla soup into enchilada sauce with easy next-day enchiladas.

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