Friday, September 18, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Yes, it's true there's so much you can do with Vanilla, besides adding flavor to those cakes and cookies. But have you ever thought that Vanilla would go well with seafood? Well, it does! Natasha MacAller, who wrote the cookbook the Vanilla Table came by Tonia's Kitchen to talk about her recipe for "Ota Ika" Ceviche. It includes not only fresh fish, but also a taste of the Pacific isles. Put it in a martini glass, and enjoy this late summer treat!
Just before serving, fold in the kiwi fruit, Asian pear, parsley and remaining coconut cream. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste and gently combine. Chill for up to 30 minutes if wished.
Coconut black sesame wafers
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut, sesame seeds, sugar, flour and large pinch of sea salt. Add egg, egg whites, zests and butter or coconut oil. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 3 (160°C/325°F fan).
Spread batter in a thin, even layer as teardrops or circles on lightly oiled baking paper or mat on a baking tray/ cookie sheet.
Bake until golden brown, turning tray halfway through and checking often to keep from burning; about 10 minutes. Lower oven temperature if needed. Carefully lift wafers from sheet to cooling racks. If you want sharper edges to the wafers, transfer from the tray to a cutting board and use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes, then use a palette
knife or small spatula to transfer to cooling racks. If needed, return to oven for a few minutes to soften and reshape.
When cooled, store in an airtight container.
Spoon the ceviche into 4 coconut shells or martini glasses, sprinkle with spring/green onions or chives, and garnish with a coconut black sesame wafer. Serve immediately.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
If this doesn't sound great for the season, what does? Maple-Bread Pudding made with soaked Fuji apples and Angry Orchard Hard Cider. Sounds delicious doesn't it! Erin James, who wrote the cookbook Tasting Cider, stopped by Tonia's Kitchen to talk about this wonderful dessert dish! Erin told Tonia she combines the apples, the cider and dark maple syrup to create this concoction. And while Erin is the author of the cookbook, she's also the editor of Cidercraft Magazine.
Monday, September 14, 2020
It may be sweet, but there's a problem with too much of a good thing. We're talking about sugar, and it's overuse in our daily diets. Samantha Cassidy, who wrote the new book Sugar Shock, came by Tonia's Kitchen to shoot the sugar as it were, and talk about it's problems. Samantha told Tonia everyone knows that sugar is in ice cream and candy, but did you know it's also in a lot breads, soup, condiments and even plant-based milks? In fact, Samantha relayed the sugar is found about 80-percent of all packaged foods. Overeating sugar can be serious health risk, especially when it comes to those at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Samantha says she's trying to get the word and help others make more informed choices.
From the Publisher:
Did you know that you may be consuming the equivalent of 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? Added sugars are in practically everything you eat, and you probably eat much more of them than you think. In fact, 80 percent of the 600,000 consumer packaged foods sold in the United States contain added sugar. Most of us are eating way too much of the sweet stuff and don’t even know it.
Sugar Shock is the ultimate resource you need to break the hold sugar has on you. This easy-to-use guide will help you understand and gain control of the amount of added sugar you consume. It shares the science behind sugar: what it does to you, why your body is wired to crave it, and how to keep track of your intake. Plus, the extensive at-a-glance photo gallery shows hundreds of sugary packaged foods in the market, along with smart swaps for less sugary (but still delicious) options. There are also surefire low-sugar swaps for kids' cereals, snacks, and drinks that even your pickiest eater will love.
Sugar Shock is packed with hundreds of nutritionist-approved sugar-zapping strategies:
· Get Your Sugar Score – Take the Sweet Tooth Quiz and find out if your daily sugar dose is okay or out of whack.
· 7-Day Sugar Tracker – Crack the deceptive code words and measurements that food labels use to fool you, and uncover the truth about your food choices.
· Go Clean & Lean – Wean yourself from added sugars with an easy, painless 7-Day Sugar Step-Down Plan. Go further with a 21-Day Sugar-Detox Meal Plan chock-full of hearty meals and satisfying snacks.
· 50 Shades of Sugar – Discover the 50+ (!!) types of sugar disguised in many of the foods you eat (hint: Just because a sweetener like honey is “natural” doesn't mean it's better).
· Smart Sugar Swaps – Trade up to healthier foods that are just as crave-worthy with the Sugar Shock photo guide to beverages, snacks, breakfast, baked goods, soups, sauces—even cocktails!
With everything you need take back control of your well-being and your waistline, Sugar Shock is your path to sweet victory and a slimmer, healthier you!