|March 4, 2014||Posted by Carrie under female problems, food, pancakes|
Happy Wednesday everyone! Remember that horrible run from last week? I think it was actually a symptom of a bigger issue and I’m happy to say that things have gotten better. I think I figured out the problem… I’m having some female issues – and I think it’s left my body wiped out. I’ve diagnosed […] more
|February 16, 2014||Posted by Carrie under challenge, food|
The second week of the Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge sponsored by Lorna Jane and Fit Approach has wrapped up. Read week 1 here. Week two focused on Nourish. Yay food! Monday: Go vegetarian. This wasn’t too hard. Oatmeal for breakfast, nut butter and honey sandwich for lunch and tofu Mongolian BBQ for dinner. Although a note […] more
|February 11, 2014||Posted by Carrie under food|
Sometimes I find myself having the most random of snacks. Typically, I have 2 snacks packed each day for work. An apple in the morning and something with protein in the afternoon. There are times that I pack some weird snacks. I found these individual sized almond butters and have them on occasion. Is it […] more
|February 4, 2014||Posted by Carrie under food|
There’s a new podcast on my growing playlist – The Alton Browncast. Good Eats with Alton Brown was always one of my favorite Food Network shows. I still prepare my Thanksgiving Turkey with his brine recipe and my cornbread pudding is also his recipe. I love the science behind his recipes and he does a […] more
There’s a new podcast on my growing playlist – The Alton Browncast. Good Eats with Alton Brown was always one of my favorite Food Network shows. I still prepare my Thanksgiving Turkey with his brine recipe and my cornbread pudding is also his recipe. I love the science behind his recipes and he does a great podcast.
He was talking recently how to blanche vegetables. So, I tried it and it’s the best idea ever.
Blanching takes a little edge off the raw vegetable, the colors perk up and all the nutrients are maintained. Read more about blanching here:
And it’s so simple!
Blanched broccoli is bright green and crunchy. Yum!
Bring a pot of water to boil.
Put veggies in water.
Let cook for 1-2 minutes. Although the article I linked has longer cooking times, I don’t want my veggies to taste cooked. I just want them to not be raw.
I think it works best for carrots and broccoli. Since these are two veggies that I often pack for lunch, I blanche up a whole batch on the weekend and grab a serving each morning.
Do you blanche your veggies? Is there a veggie you don’t like raw? For me, it’s broccoli.