Yes. You read that title correctly. This is a thing. A real thing, and it works. Justin didn’t believe me (in fact, he was pretty much appalled by the idea of cooking food in the dishwasher, especially since you clean your dishes while doing it!) But, it works! and it didn’t turn out too bad!
You will need:
4 salmon filets
4 tsp butter
4 tsp dill weed
1 small onion
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup white wine
1 tbsp tarragon
Place salmon on two sheets of tinfoil and top with butter and dill. Wrap tightly, making sure there are no seems. Place on top crack on dishwasher, add soap and dishes, and turn on a regular cycle or light cycle. While the dishwasher is going, make your sauce. Melt butter and cook onion for 2 mins. Add wine and tarragon. Simmer for a while. When your dishes are done, serve salmon warm with sauce, and any sides you like. Enjoy!
As this was the first Christmas Justin and I spent in our new home, I wanted to make something extra special for Christmas morning breakfast. This casserole was super easy to make, and can be made a day ahead, so that all you have to do on Christmas morning is make coffee and pop it in the oven, leaving plenty of time to open gifts while it cooks.
Ingredient shot – Pretty simple, really.
Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole
You will need:
1 cup of milk
salt and pepper, to taste
1.5 cups shredded hash browns
6 pieces of back bacon
4 pieces of bread (I used french bread, thinly sliced)
1 small onion, sliced thinly
1 cup of aged cheddar, grated.
Spray a large casserole dish. Add hash browns to bottom. Top with back bacon. Add bread and top with onion. Beat eggs and milk together and season. Pour on top of the casserole dish. Grate cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 400 for approx 45-50 mins, until the dish is set and no longer wiggly. Serve warm. Enjoy!
New Year, new resolution, right? I’m not so sure about that. I tend to find that when the New Year rolls around, and everyone talks about their resolutions, I get frustrated and disillusioned. Am I really going to change things about my lifestyle/habits that will make me healthier/skinnier/more happy? NO! I eat healthy already, I already go to the gym, and I lead a happy life. And so, I resolve not to make resolutions, and to continue to do what I always love to do – cook interesting and healthy food using local ingredients… like these lentil burgers!
This month’s Canadian Food Experience Challenge is “a Canadian Resolution.” While I find resolutions dull and meaningless, these burgers are nothing of the sort, and extremely local!
I used red lentils from Gold Forest Grains. These little legumes pack a powerful taste punch, and are pretty darn filling.
Into a pan they went, with some sizzling local canola oil from Mighty Trio Organics.
I even broiled some local Queso Fresco Cheese from Latin Foods Inc. as a topper.
Jacquie’s Awesome Nutty Lentil Burgers
You will need
2 cups dried red lentils
1/2 cup peanuts
1 medium onion
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp each cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt
1/2 cup canola oil, for frying
Buns and various toppings, for serving
Soak lentils overnight in a lot of water. Drain and, using new water, boil for 15 mins. Drain again. Throw into your food processor. Add egg, peanuts, onion, and seasoning. Blend until combined. Transfer to a large bowl. Add oats and breadcrumbs and stir to combine. Make sure that they are dry enough to hold their shape, but not so dry that they crumble. Heat oil in a large pan. Add burgers and fry, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown. Serve on buns with your favourite toppings, whether that be fresh cheese, fried eggs, or the works.