Food lab

FOOD LAB

Rice pudding – what type of rice to use?

Rice pudding – what type of rice to use?

Lisa14 February 20124 min read

My fellow food blogger (the sassy cook) and I have always wanted to do a taste test on rice pudding. It is one of our favourite desserts and since there…

Food lab: Mulled wine

Food lab: Mulled wine

Lisa26 January 20123 min read

For this experiment we prepared mulled wine using three different methods. Mulled wine made from scratch Ingredients: 1 750ml bottle full-bodied red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz 1…

Food Lab: Vanilla cupcakes

Food Lab: Vanilla cupcakes

Lisa9 January 20124 min read

This experiment involved making two types of cupcakes: one batch using a packaged cupcake and icing mix and the other made from scratch. We also used a package of decorative cupcake…

Cook-off: Guacamole

Cook-off: Guacamole

Lisa4 November 20113 min read

My coworkers and I decided to do a guacamole taste test featuring four different types of guacamole. Here is some information about each type: Homemade A (made with a few…

Food Lab: Pumpkin pie (from scratch vs. store bought)

Food Lab: Pumpkin pie (from scratch vs. store bought)

Lisa17 October 20113 min read

Pumpkin pie was on sale this week for $3.99/pie. Even I have to admit that this is a good deal. I have done pumpkin pie taste tests in the past…

Food lab: Vegan cupcakes

Food lab: Vegan cupcakes

Lisa29 July 20113 min read

For this experiment I used two different recipes: One for regular chocolate cupcakes and another one for vegan chocolate cupcakes. Regular Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup…

Food lab: Chicken bouillon

Food lab: Chicken bouillon

Lisa15 June 20113 min read

For this taste test we tried four different types of chicken stock: Chicken Bouillon Cubes Homestyle Stock: Chicken (gels) Chicken Broth (tetra pak) Chicken Stock Mix (powder) For this taste…

Food Lab: Custard (powdered or canned vs. from scratch)

Food Lab: Custard (powdered or canned vs. from scratch)

Lisa14 May 20114 min read

For this experiment, I prepared five different types of custards. One was made from scratch, two were canned (Irresistible’s and President’s Choice brands) and two were prepared from powder (Bird’s…

Food Lab: Blueberry muffins (sugar vs. sweetener)

Food Lab: Blueberry muffins (sugar vs. sweetener)

Lisa26 March 20112 min read

This experiment involved following a recipe for blueberry muffins. I decided to give the sweeteners a fair shot and decided to use a recipe for blueberry muffins that was on…