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Foodie Fridays: Not’yo Average Taters

I’ve been going through a healthy alternatives kick lately, and I was craving potato tater tots like there was no tomorrow. Having cut out fried foods as much as possible and trying to stay away from processed foods, I decided to try and make a healthier alternative!

This recipe is gluten-free and vegan. I made nacho cheese flavoured tots. This was my first time trying nutritional yeast. Oh my God, if you’re a fan of nuttier and stronger cheeses, this is a fantastic replacement. It’s high in B12 and thiamine.

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Foodie Fridays: Pimenton Sauce

So I had a taste of this sauce when I was visiting a friend down in Texas, and just had to get the recipe! This is a tomato based smokey pepper sauce – think tomato sauce on steroids. It has a strong smokey taste from the paprika with a subtle hint of cumin. This can be made in 30 minutes and goes great as a sauce for everything. Traditionally this is used in potatoes bravas, a traditional Spanish tapas dish, but realistically, this sauce is very versatile. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make the sauce thicker and with ingredients that I had in my pantry. (more…)

Wet Wednesdays: Butter Chicken Sauce (Butter Masala)

When I think of Indian comfort food, I think Butter Chicken. It’s aromatic, savoury and deliciously creamy. I found making a big batch of the sauce comes in handy, especially when you’re just craving a quick butter chicken dish. This can pretty much be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-2 months without going bad.

I used 250mL mason jars to store them, this is equivalent to about a cup of sauce – perfect for an individual serving.

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Foodie Fridays: Har Gow Inspired Wontons

Stuck indoors on a rainy afternoon? Why not make your own wontons/shrimp dumplings! They’re fun and easy to make.

Wontons are typically made with a mix of shrimp and pork. Har gows are standard Dim Sum fare, which consist of shrimp and bamboo shoots. These wontons take the filling from har gows and puts them into Wonton form.

This recipe yields approximately 120 wontons. These can stay stored in an airtight container in the freezer for about 2-3 months.

Wonton wrappers can typically be found in the produce aisle(s) of your local grocers, and bamboo shoots in the ethnic food aisle.

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