I’m always very weary of making cultural dishes for the blog, because everyone has their family recipes and own way of doing things. I know that whenever I try something like hummus in a restaurant, I am extra judgmental. That being said, it’s amazing how accessible dishes from across the world have become for people of all skill level to try. There’s the truly authentic dishes, and then those that bring some modern fusion. The resulting possibilities for dishes new and old, are endless!
The New Year has begun, and each year I spend the first few days reflecting upon the year prior and goal setting for the future. 2015 was a great year – Mind over Marmalade was started! In 2016, we hope to continue bettering ourselves personally as well as professionally. What are some of your goals for the New Year? Part of our definition of bettering ourselves personally is eating healthier. For as many healthy recipes we have posted here, there are just as many (if not more!) recipes for cookies, squares, bars, and other desserts. Don’t get me wrong, these are great in moderation, but we’d like to keep up our resolution as long as possible into 2016….let’s hope for 2 months this year?
Vegetarians and processed meat haters, beware. This is not a post for the faint of heart. I present to you…bacon…wrapped…pork tenderloin. If you take a look at the last few posts, there happens to be a lot of bacon. Is this a subconscious thing about winter approaching? I don’t know. But I never used to even LIKE bacon, and now I can’t get enough. Now, this doesn’t mean I’m frying up some slices as a side to breakfast everyday (or should I…), but the combination of crunch, flavour, and fattiness lends to some pretty versatile creations.
Fall screams for squash. This is one of the most versatile ingredients a cook can use. With so many varieties, and so many flavour profiles, the combinations are endless. Here are a few ways you can cook squash: Go sweet and bake a delicious pumpkin inspired pie. Switch it up and use butternut squash and sweet potato! Use as a starter for fall soups. Try our Smokey Sweet Potato Leek Soup. Make a thick puree as a base for lamb or pork. Roast and slice into rings for a delicious side. Roast and stuff like we did here for a complete meal.