Taste tests

Taste tests

Hooray for hummus

Hooray for hummus

Lisa23 May 20145 min read

My colleagues always have hummus as part of an afternoon snack with cut up vegetables. Thinking that it was made primarily out of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), I figured…

Black bean flour brownies

Black bean flour brownies

Lisa15 May 20143 min read

I was talking with some coworkers the other day and someone started talking about black bean flour and how it’s supposed to be a healthy gluten free alternative. She reads…

Chocolate pudding – Is it worth making from scratch?

Chocolate pudding – Is it worth making from scratch?

Lisa9 May 20146 min read

Chocolate pudding isn’t something that I grew up eating so I didn’t even know what it was made of. Basically it’s just cocoa, sugar and milk thickened up with cornstarch.…

French fries: Deep fried vs. baked

French fries: Deep fried vs. baked

Lisa10 April 20147 min read

Last month, I decided to have a ‘poutine party’. Well, it was really an Oscar party where one of the items on the menu was poutine so I decided to…

Salmon burgers – fresh vs. canned

Salmon burgers – fresh vs. canned

Lisa20 March 20143 min read

I attended a cooking demo the other day where they were featuring a “kids in the kitchen” segment. One of the recipes they made was salmon burgers using fresh salmon.…

Buffalo vs cow’s milk taste taste

Buffalo vs cow’s milk taste taste

Lisa14 March 20143 min read

Every week or so, I set up a taste test with my fellow dietitians and foodies to learn something new about various foods/ingredients. This week’s topic was fresh mozzarella. In…

Pumpkin pie – from scratch or from a can

Pumpkin pie – from scratch or from a can

Lisa26 November 20133 min read

It’s pumpkin pie season! For those of you who love pumpkin pie and are wondering how to make it (should you make the crust from scratch? should you use pumpkin…

Muffin recipe: Chia seeds as an egg substitute

Muffin recipe: Chia seeds as an egg substitute

Lisa8 October 20133 min read

To kick off the chia seed campaign that is currently going on I decided to use chia seeds as an egg replacement when baking muffins. I heard they can be…

Tiramisu taste off

Tiramisu taste off

Lisa9 May 20133 min read

I had some left over mascarpone cheese in my fridge from the clotted cream taste test that I did a couple weeks ago. There is no way that I am…