Category Archives: Grains & Rice

Quinoa, Beet, and Chorizo Salad

Quinoa, Beet, and Chorizo Salad

I don’t think the photo does justice to just how tasty this meal is! I rather impulsively bought a package of organic quinoa the other day, and was tickled pink to discover this lovely recipe in a new salads cookbook my mum got me (thanks mum!). It combines so many things nice—the slightly sweet roasted… Read more

The Joy of Steamed Rice

The Joy of Steamed Rice

Have you ever wondered how restaurants or friends or other sources of cooking genius get wonderfully fluffy, non-sticky, tender rice? I have. Actually, it flabbergasted me until I opened Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food cookbook and tried his method for steamed rice. That fluffy rice from a favourite Greek restaurant was no longer an elusive… Read more

The True Cost of Cheap Food

Everyone loves a deal. If I know that groceries are cheaper at Save On Foods than Safeway, I’ll go to Save On Foods as it’s all the same thing anyways.  There comes a time though when food is so cheap that you start to wonder. A colleague came to work yesterday excited about the latest… Read more