bits and pieces

Monday, January 12, 2015

Maple Caramelized Butter Lemon Curried Carrots



As children, how many of you bought into the old 'carrots will help you see in the dark' urban legend? 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Raincoast Crisps Tribute Recipe



It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a good cheese plate must be in want of some damn fine crackers.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sexy, Spicy, Sriracha Chicken Zoodle Soup



So we're dealing with a blizzard here in Siberia/Saskatchewan.

Around this time of year I start to wonder how anyone ever lived here pre-electricity and pre-heating. It's cold, it's snowy, it's windy, and since some jackasses killed off all the bison, there's nothing to break the wind but the occasional lost F-350. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Warm, Hearty, Spicy, Beefy One Pot Homemade Shirataki Pho



Salutations sports fans! 

C'est moi, EatMonBlog! It's a whole new January and a new phase for eating this blog. What am I talking about? Check out my first (and hopefully last) personal blog post, from January 1st, 2015. 

Despite this new-ish direction, the motivation for this humble blogger remains the same: real food. real ingredients. not too complicated. makes you feel great. And this is a judgement free zone! True story: my sister is currently sitting next to me eating two 8-inch hotdogs covered in cheddar cheese, avocado, sriracha, maple caramelized onions, and sweet chili heat doritos. While I am not participating in this glory - it remains glorious. 

So how exactly am I going to kick off this month-long journey? WITH SUPER EXCELLENT, HOME-MADE, ONE POT/SLOW-COOKER VIETNAMESE COMFORT FOOD! (the crowd goes wild!!!) Pho (at least 'pho' me) is comfort food that ranks up there alongside perogies, risotto, pizza, and all-you-can-eat sushi. And I have never yet made my own. So why not start now? 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January House-Cleaning

Oui allo food-fans and dear blog readers,

It's that time again... January 1st has hit and we're all full of good intentions, resolve, and energetic inspiration for the new year. A quick glance at my social media shows that you fall into two camps - those who think resolutions are a bag of hot sweaty bologna and are just going to keep living their life without conforming to your optimistic standards MAN - or - those of you who are full of vigor, bright-eyed wholistic ambition for a year full of exercise themed instagram photos, a recently discovered love of sprouted lentils, and quote-pictures one could expect to find on a Lululemon bag which carries your newly purchased 120$ jogging pants.

If you can't tell where I fall on that spectrum, it's no surprise. Neither can I.