It’s been a slow start to the New Year for Mind over Marmalade, and we’re sorry for that! We’ve been so caught up in focusing on healthy eating, that our meals have sadly become fish and vegetables. Who wants to see 12 pictures a week of fish and vegetables? Technically, this post is fish and vegetables, but at least it’s a little more creative than roasting it all on the same pan!
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?
Myth #1: Granola is too difficult to make at home, so I try to pick out the best at the grocery store. Granola is as easy as you want to make it! It’s versatile enough that you can gather ingredients you already have in your pantry. (ie. oats, seeds, dried fruit, coconut etc.). Then, add in a little sweetener (honey, maple syrup, blended medjool dates, brown sugar etc.) and watch it crisp up in the oven for an hour. We’re not harvesting our own oats here!
..talk about these beautiful grill marks! 🙌🏻☀️ It’s summer and simple is the way to go. Don’t kid yourself, no one prefers slaving by the stove over standing over a BBQ, in a bikini, with a icy margarita in hand. (Yes, we will feature the BEST margarita recipe soon.) Sticking with that motto, I let the seasonal flavours shine through, without losing any intrigue. In this BBQ’d summer salad, nectarines are the star yet there’s enough protein and substance from the pesto marinated halloumi to be the main course! In case you’ve been living in shed, and are asking what’s halloumi, we’ve got you covered. Halloumi is a protein rich cheese made from goat’s milk, with a very high melting point, making it perfect for the grill. It doesn’t have a strong flavour, so mixes nicely with your favourite marinades. Similar in price, halloumi comes vacuum packed like a ball of monzarella, except it is more rectangular and a bit denser. As a vegetarian halloumi is my sidekick. The first time we served it at …