Fresh is Best
Over the years, I've done a lot of trial and error cooking. Thankfully, most of it has been more in the 'trial' category. I really love trying new things, so when I was really craving some Alfredo sauce the other day, I figured, why not try to make it from scratch, rather than buying the store bought sauce.
I'm never going back! It was so easy and so delicious.
I combined a bunch of recipes into one, and it became my own. But, giving credit where credit is due, my inspiration came from the alfredo sauce recipe at allrecipes.com And to mix it up, I added a few ingredients from Chef Michael Smith's recipe, specifically the nutmeg. Yum! Not to mention he is a Canuck! I also tossed it with olive oil, just for the fun of it.....
Then I threw it on the peas and cauliflower and of course, the tortellini, and man, was it tasty. The freshness really took it to a whole different level.
Tunis Serving Bowl in Grey-Black design by Canvas - $75.00
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Another instant where fresh was better than packaged was the recurring breadcrumb incident.
I never have breadcrumbs. It's just something I never think to buy, so when it comes to a time where we need them, we improvise. Beautifully, I might add.
First, I take some fresh bread and toast the crap out of it. It should crumble into crumbly crumbs easily. Then, season them with whatever spices your heart desires. I'm usually into a herbs du Provence kind of flavour, so that, paired with good old salt and pepper, plus a little Parmesan and garlic (powdered works better for this one), has my buds doing some sort of happy dance. My taste buds, that is.
And not to brag or anything, but the lettuce we grow in our garden tastes WAY, way better than the stuff we get at the grocery store. I'm pretty sure it's been freeze dried. Just look at how fresh it looks!
It's my first time actually reaping the benefits of my own garden, so bare with me!
Have you been surprised by a recipe that is so easy that you just
CAN'T buy it from the store anymore? Let me know!
Dropp! Fruit Bowl design by Menu (Leaf) - $55.00
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