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Nourish – Quinoa Crunch Cereal

Nourish – Quinoa Crunch Cereal

Welcome to the Nourish cookbook review, blog hop and giveaway! Join myself and 18 Canadian bloggers as we share some spectacular recipes and a chance to win your own copy of Nourish.

Nourish cookbook review on Nutmeg Disrupted

I was beyond thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Nourish. When I heard about the premise behind the recipes for Nourish I was excited. If you have ever wanted to get more seeds, nuts and beans into your cooking this is the book for you! I cook with all 3 and to have a book dedicated to whole food recipes incorporating them, that is a cookbook I know I am going to use and enjoy.

Snack from the cookbook Nourish on Nutmeg Disrupted

Enjoy some Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, Curried Tomato & Lentil Dal Dip, a Frozen Fruit Smoothie and some Spicy & Sweet Toasted Seeds! (pictured above)

This fantastic book is a collaboration from Nettie Cronish, chef, instructor and cookbook author  & Cara Rosenbloom, Registered Dietitian. And what a spectacular collaboration it is!

Nourish is packed full of information about seeds, nuts and beans. From preparation methods to cooking times, descriptions of seeds, nuts and beans and the health benefits they all bring to the table. As well and a handy shopping list and how to shop for a healthy kitchen and pantry. I found it very informative and took a lot away from the suggestions.

Nourish is a combination of regular, vegetarian and vegan recipes, which I love. We are meat eaters in my home but enjoy vegetarian and vegan dishes often. If you have never tried vegan dishes before I encourage you to try a few. In my experience they are some of the most flavourful dishes I have eaten. It is easy to eat healthy when you have amazing recipes.

Quinoa Crunch Cereal from Nourish on Nutmeg Disrutped

Always looking for new breakfast ideas I had to try the Quinoa Crunch Cereal. If you have never tried toasted quinoa you are missing out. It gets a unique nutty flavour and the crunch is fantastic. Mix that with almonds and sunflower seeds with a touch of maple syrup and you have a sweet toasty almost buttery topping for yogurt, as a cereal or just by the handful! This far exceed my expectations. I keep opening the container for nibbles and the aroma is fabulous.

Quinoa Crunch Cereal

2 cups (500ml) quinoa, rinsed

1 cup (250ml) sliced, raw almonds

1/4 cup (60ml) raw sesame seeds

2 tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons (30ml) organic canola oil

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Line a rimed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together quinoa, almonds, sesame seeds, maple syrup and oil. Spread on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake until toasty and fragrant, 10 – 12 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.
  5. Store cereal in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month. Serve atop yogurt or with milk.

Quinoa crunch cereal from Nourish on Nutmeg Disrupted

Be sure to check out the entire amazing #NourishBloggers team below to see more amazing dishes from Nourish and multiple chances to win your own copy of Nourish.

Heather from The Tasty Gardener

Kelly from Kelly Neil Photography

Tiffany from Eating Niagara

Hilary from Cocoa Bean, the Vegetable

Regina from Leelalicious

Gwen from Devour and Conquer

Erin from How to Eat

Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Stephanie from Kitchen Frolic

Caroline from Do it All Working Mom

Libby from Libby Roach

Katrina from Kitchen Trials

Laureen from Art and the Kitchen

Emily from Best of this Life

Lauren from Lauren Follet Nutrition

Zannat from Food for Happiness

Sarah from Kiwi and Bean

Charmian from The Messy Baker

Thank you Whitecap Publishing for supplying the complementary copy of Nourish for this review and for the giveway!  All opinions are my own. And a big thank you to Heather for asking me to participate.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Best of luck to all who enter.

To enter: Post a blog comment below answering the following question – What is your favourite dish using nuts or seeds?

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 Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from Nourish on Nutmeg Disrupted

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Grilled Lobster with Herbs

Grilled Lobster with Herbs

Having cooked most of my life you would think I have a substantial cookbook collection. When in fact you would be surprised at how small it actually is. My cooking magazine collection on the other hand is large. Very large! My passion for food was fostered by cooking magazines back when I was a teen and was fundamental in my learning how to cook. To see full color photos of the dishes I was making was instrumental in my kitchen success in those early days.

So when I was asked by Ricardo Cuisine to do a review on one of their recipes I was very excited to participate! If you haven’t checked out Ricardo magazine you must. It is gorgeous from cover to cover.

After looking through the amazing array of recipes I decided to go with Grilled Lobster with Herbs. I love cooking with Lobster and knew I could have some fun with my take on it and turn it into a spectacular Grilled Lobster Roll with Herb Mayonnaise.

Grilled Lobster on Nutmeg Disrupted

Grilled Lobster with Herbs – Adapted from Ricardo Cuisine

5.0 from 1 reviews
Grilled Lobster with Herbs
 
Author:
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: BBQ
Ingredients
  • 2 Live Lobsters
  • Fresh rolls - split
  • Herb Butter
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped chives
  • 2 cloves of garlic - grated with a microplane
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • Herb Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped chives
  • 1 clove of garlic grated on a microplane
  • 2 lemons - cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh tarragon
Instructions
  1. To kill the lobster, place the tip of a sharp knife on the cross at the base of the head and cut in half. Cut the tail in half lengthwise.
  2. Remove the intestines and tomalley (the green stuff) and discard.
  3. Remove the gravel pouch in the head area.
  4. Repeat with the second lobster.
  5. Preheat the grill and lightly oil the grates.
  6. Herb Mayonnaise
  7. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir well to combine.
  8. Herb Butter
  9. In a small saucepan melt the butter.
  10. Add all the ingredients, including salt and pepper.
  11. Baste the lobster with the butter and place on the grill with the cut side up.
  12. Place the lemon wedges on the upper rack of your grill.
  13. Close the lid and allow to cook for 8 minutes.
  14. Once the lobster is almost done use a pastry brush and generously brush the rolls with the herb butter and place on the grill to toast.
  15. Remove the lobster, lemons and rolls to a platter.
  16. Remove the tail meat from the lobster, using lobster pliers crack open the claws to remove the meat and place into the pot of herb butter.
  17. Liberally spread the herb mayonnaise onto the toasted rolls.
  18. Fill with lobster and sprinkle with torn tarragon leaves.
  19. Drizzle with the grilled lemon.
  20. Serve with frites.

 

Herb Mayonnaise for Grilled Lobster Rolls

Lobster on the grill

 Grilled Herb Lobster Rolls on Nutmeg Disrupted

I changed some of the herbs and used butter in place of oil. And with the mayo it seemed natural to make a lobster roll. I loved everything about this recipe and look forward to making it again soon!

Disclosure: I collaborate with brands/products that I’m passionate about and that are a good fit within the scope of what I blog about on Nutmeg Disrupted. Ricardo Cuisine is giving me a subscription to the magazine for the above recipe review. All opinions stated above are my own.

 

 

 

 

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BBQ Love a Review of Char-Broils 4 Burner Stainless Grill from Lowe’s

BBQ Love a Review of Char-Broils 4 Burner Stainless Grill from Lowe’s

BBQ has grown into one of my biggest passions.

I’ve learned from the weddings I’ve BBQed for, all the seafood that’s graced my grill to my newest adventure, competition BBQ …that it is all about the equipment.

I have cooked over fires, charcoal, in habachis, on $50,000 BBQs and smokers. All are great but for majority of my outdoor cooking I use gas grills. They are quick, no waiting for coals or wood to burn down to proper cooking temps. They are versatile enough to work well as a smoker. They have a large surface to cook a lot of food. Many come with rotisseries. Sometimes they have side burners, which makes for ease of cooking no running into the house to babysit any sides or sauces you  have on the stove. And best of all, you can cook year round, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Living in Canada winters can be long but you can have a taste of summer anytime! Be the master of the grill…..and make the neighbors hungry.

When I was asked by Char-Broil to do a BBQ review I was all over it! So this spring I have the pleasure of  breaking in a new BBQ from Char-Broil.

Stainless Steel 4 burner BBQ from Char Broil

It is a gorgeous piece of equipment! I keep going to the window to admire it! I am a bit of a gear/equipment junkie and this BBQ rings all the bells. It is a nice broad BBQ with a fantastic profile! There is nothing sweeter then a spectacular stainless steel BBQ, it really is the showpiece of the backyard.

Stainles Steel 4 burner BBQ from Char Broil

And it is not just the exterior that is fantastic; the inside of the BBQ is completely stainless steel.

The BBQ has an out put of 47,000 BTUs. And enough grill space to cook an entire meal along with a side burner to do any additional cooking.

There is an opening in the lid to accommodate all the gear needed for a rotisserie. If you have never used a rotisserie I highly suggest you give it a try. It will add another level to your grilling repertoire.

For my first my outing on this gorgeous grill I went with something that for myself, represents spring. Shish kabobs! Right now there are amazing spring vegetables in store that are made even better when grilled. Being an Alberta girl I naturally included some fantastic marinated Alberta beef!

Shish kabobs one on a BBQ from Char Broil by Nutmeg Disrupte

There is ample grilling space to cook a lot of food at once. My kabobs only filled a small area of the grill. You could easily cook for 6 – 8 people at once making use of both the regular grill top and the additional shelf above it. I like that area for grilling garlic bread and to place finished product to keep warm.

The side burner is a snap to turn on; just a twist of the dial and one click of the ignitor and you have immediate heat.

The controls are smooth and the unit heats up quickly. It is a very solid unit that is sturdy and moves easily over any surface.  Not like those monster BBQs that need 4 people to move and damage wood deck surfaces when you try and move them yourself.

It is definitely one of the nicest backyard BBQs I have cooked on. Not only is it gorgeous it is a very nice BBQ to use.  If you are looking to buy a new BBQ this year, I highly recommend you check out a Char-Broil grill.

Be sure to see all the cool BBQ hints tips & recipes the  #lifeisbetterbbqed team have created! We have had a fantastic time putting this all together for you! Next week I’ll be talking about my Mother’s Day menu, all grilled, including dessert!

Disclosure: I collaborate with brands/products that I’m passionate about and that are a good fit  within the scope of what I blog about on Nutmeg Disrupted. Char-Broil did supply me with the BBQ from Lowe’s written about in this review. All opinions stated above are my own.

 

 

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