Food lab

FOOD LAB

Is it worth making homemade ice cream?

Is it worth making homemade ice cream?

Lisa16 June 20154 min read

I have always wanted to make my own ice cream but didn’t want to invest in an ice cream maker so I signed up for a monthly membership at the…

How to cook rice

How to cook rice

Lisa23 January 20155 min read

As a dietitian, I often get asked how to cook certain things. The other day, someone asked “How do you cook rice?” and “How much does one cup of rice…

Food lab: Tiramisu taste off

Food lab: Tiramisu taste off

Lisa13 May 20135 min read

Here are the recipes I used for the “Tiramisu taste off” taste test: Tir-riffic Tiramisu Trifle (10 servings) from Looneyspoons Collection Cookbook ½ cup pure maple syrup 1 pkg (1/4 oz…

Minor mishap with mayonnaise

Minor mishap with mayonnaise

Lisa7 November 20124 min read

I have been meaning to make mayonnaise from scratch every since my instructor made it in my Culinary Arts I class at George Brown College. It looks so simple -…

Food lab: Crepes

Food lab: Crepes

Lisa26 July 20125 min read

When I first set out to do this taste test I was really nervous about making crepes. There is a little bit of technique involved to making them thin enough…

Food lab: Homemade barbecue sauce

Food lab: Homemade barbecue sauce

Lisa14 July 20125 min read

I have been meaning to make homemade barbecue sauce ever since I made Southern style pulled pork where the accompanying barbecue sauce was Carolina style which is apple cider vinegar…

Cook-off: Mushroom risotto

Cook-off: Mushroom risotto

Lisa9 June 20126 min read

This taste test involved preparing three types of mushroom risotto using three different methods: From scratch, from a package over stove top and instant using a microwave. We also tried…

Food Lab: Mug cake

Food Lab: Mug cake

Lisa17 May 20123 min read

Molten lava cake in a mug? Seriously? What will they think of next! I read an article about the history of molten lava cakes and it featured a recipe for…

Cook-off: Pulled pork – slow cooker vs. oven method vs. store bought from frozen

Cook-off: Pulled pork – slow cooker vs. oven method vs. store bought from frozen

Lisa24 March 20127 min read

The pulled pork taste test involved cooking three different types of pulled pork using three different methods: Oven roasted, slow cooker or prepared from frozen. Here are the recipes that…