PEI is in for a doozy of a snowstorm today. As I type this, I’m gazing out the window watching the winds gusting and snow falling. There's really nothing to do but get cozy inside and hope the power stays on!
As an entrepreneur there is really no such thing as a snow day (boo!), but I do still love the excitement of a good old-fashioned island storm. With a fire roaring and hot coffee poured, I’m all set for a cozy workday at home. It's the perfect opportunity to put my slow cooker to use! After checking my fridge, freezer and pantry, I’ve decided to put on a batch of spicy rice and beans for supper tonight. I chose this recipe because I have everything needed on hand (I dread going to the grocery store before a storm hits). The smell of chili spice has already begun to fill the house, which adds warmth and comfort on this blustery day.
This recipe was featured in my last Slow Cooker Class and makes a lot. Tonight, I'll top each bowl with jalapeno peppers, green onion, cheddar cheese,...
With a chill in the air, warm up with Nourished Kitchen's Slow Cooker Experience.
This fun and interactive cooking experience will be full of food demonstrations, time-saving tips, new recipes, yummy samples and good conversation centered around the art of slow cooking!
This event will take place in our office at 538 North River Road (the lower level of the Travel Store Building). It will run from 10 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th. The cost of this event is $25 per person.
In my mind, macaroni & cheese is synonymous with comfort. When I think of mac & cheese, my mind drifts to visions of my mom’s homemade dish, oozing with a creamy cheese sauce and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. There is no surprise that this was the very first thing I cooked when I moved out of my family home, searching for that connection to comfort and familiarity.
I set out to make a healthier version of this family favourite without sacrificing the smooth creamy texture or taste. I also wanted to streamline the recipe to reduce the cooking time and be mindful of the mess (because who wants to clean all those dishes?)
A number of swaps led to this new and improved recipe – whole grain pasta, broccoli (gasp! It works though… think broccoli with cheese sauce), evaporated 2% milk and lower fat cheese. The outcome is probably the creamiest and most flavourful mac & cheese I’ve ever had!
Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
Those little flecks in the sauce are from whole wh...