“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” Dr. Maya Angelou
HELLO and welcome to my delicious blog! Let’s get inspired in the kitchen with food to make you feel HAPPY, motivated and full of energy! You see, being healthy is our decision to feed our happiness with good, fabulous-tasting food, it’s choosing to be active, it’s choosing to always look on the bright side of life. My name is Eartha (@earthacooks: see ABOUT). My mission here is to create, educate and entertain through my love for food. Healthy can start right here. All you’ll need is a good knife, an open mind, and your appetite.
It’s easy to have the makings of a meal or two on hand by maintaining the right mix of staples. You already make a commitment to cook, or at least to eat, and unless you frequently eat out, you need to put food on the table. So turn on your favourite tunes, catch up on a your TV shows or with a friend on speakerphone, and make meal planning a priority! See: Cooks Corner: 5 Tips to Make Meal Planning Work For You. Meal planning is one path to good health.
Also see the latest on Cooking Green Goodness: Crunchy Barbecue Cauliflower Wings. Learn how to cook these tasty little bites made with crunchy pecans in a seasoned batter.
From the web: Pomegranates are in season. Why not use them as a sweet, crunchy garnish on fresh pan-grilled trout? This dish is bursting with flavour! See: Pan-Grilled Trout. You’ll also want to check out the latest Cooks Corner: How to Look for Fresh When Buying Fish.
What is a “pulse?” Think chickpeas, lentils, dry peas and beans. According to Pulse Canada, “pulses are one of the most versatile foods on the planet.” These tiny powerhouses pack a hearty-fibre and protein-rich punch. Not to mention they’re sustainable!
In the next few weeks I’ll be taking a look at pulses; sharing tips to cook them along with tasty recipes. You’ll also see healthy cooking and baking substitutes. All this and more on the Facebook page for Cooking Green Goodness – a section of my blog dedicated to discovering and cooking all green foods delicious. Click HERE to see more.
Soup-making may conjure up an image of huge pots containing hundreds of ingredients simmering all day long, but that need not be the case. A batch of soup can be made in the same amount of time it takes to make many other dinner dishes, and is among the most satisfying of kitchen tasks. See this latest vegan soup recipe inspired by fall’s bounty.