It’s hard to beat the satisfying nostalgia of a good peanut butter and jam sandwich, but we think this sandwich hits the nostalgia vibes even harder…
Hands up if your kid's favourite subject in school is “lunch.” We’ll be the first to admit that we can relate to this. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! A delicious, nutritious lunch gives your kids something to look forward to and fuels an afternoon of learning. In fact, we think this Pizza Sub recipe using our house-made baguettes is so good that it might even motivate them to spring up out of bed and get ready to catch the bus without a fuss just so they can get to lunchtime sooner.
Pizza is pizza, right? Nope. Especially if you ask the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (more on them later). As much as pizza can vary simply by the variety of toppings, there are actually dozens of styles and variations of pizza all over the globe. But among food purists, culinary historians and proud Italians, Neapolitan Pizza is the king. Well, the queen actually... we’ll get to that too.
Bread baking is a beautiful art that requires a lot of hard work, training and patience to perfect. We thought it would be fun to have Tracey drop some knowledge about the ins and outs of baking every once in a while! This week she talked about scoring!
It’s probably safe to say that we all never seem to have enough time in the day. I’m merely working a job and going to school, some of us are doing that plus a second job. Then there’s all the parents having to do everything AND raise a family. I often find myself getting ready to eat dinner later and later, and by 10:00 I don’t really have enough energy to make a nice meal, nor do I have the time. Luckily for me, all students, and busy parents our Heat & Eat collection of products make it easy to make delicious, restaurant quality meals in a matter of minutes!
Using our Heat & Eat pizzas and a handful of other ingredients I can guarantee you a nice dinner or lunch in only five minutes! We’ll be making a caprese salad to go along with the Heat & Eat Pizza of your choice. To be able to start cooking and eating in five minutes I’m going with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette rather than a glaze or reduction.
A grilled cheese is probably the simplest sandwich one can make. Even the name is just two words! But like most things in life, the simplest ones tend to be the best. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure your grilled cheese is just as tasty as mine is, but if you include one or more of these tips you can take your grilled cheese game to the next level!
With all due respect to the straightforward grilled cheese and classic PB&J, and even the sophisticated C.L.U.B sandwich, there is one sandwich I hold in higher regard than any other: the almighty B.L.T. While the CLUB describes the locations of select ingredients (chicken, lettuce under bread), the B.L.T describes the small amount of ingredients required to compile a delicious sandwich: Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. Simple. Elegant. Tasty as heck.
Here are my tips to creating the best version of the best sandwich on the planet.
When it comes to backyard barbecues and get-togethers, one of the first things that comes to my mind is burgers and hotdogs. Growing up in California especially, eating burgers for dinner (and sometimes breakfast) was more of a regular occurrence. It’s safe to say I’ve had my fair share of grilled patties in between buns, from ones I’ve cooked myself to those at someone’s house or a restaurant. But the one thing I’ve discovered that all burgers share is that there is no one thing in common. Everyone has their own recipe and preferences, from bun to cooking method.
To test this theory I asked some of the Christies staff what their ideal burger consisted of. If there was enough consensus I would be able to use the results to build the perfect Christies burger! While some folks shared similar tastes, not one single burger was identical to another. If you’re craving a burger after reading this, get a head start and order some hamburger buns!
Everyone loves pizza. Is that an overstatement? I don’t think so, but hey, if there is someone who doesn't like pizza, to each their own. I for one, love pizza — and that’s even if I wasn’t part of a family that made pizza for a living.
Pizza is really just flat bread and toppings. Simple right? Not so fast. Within simple ingredients comes infinite possibilities. One of the things I love about pizza is how there are so many styles and kinds. People around the globe have taken flat bread and toppings to make something unique to their region or city. Here’s a list of the different styles of pizza. I’ll point out most of these are in the US, as I haven’t had the opportunity to explore pizzas from around the world… yet.
Pasta: it’s a simple five letter word, and it sounds like a simple meal right? You’ve got your carb, you’ve got your sauce, you combine and serve. Easy-a-pleasie. But we all know pasta is much more complicated than that. Sure you can boil your noodles, and you can get your sauce in a jar (and no one is blaming you if you do!). But, you can also kick things up a couple notches with different shaped (or even handmade) pasta, and pair that with varying styles and flavours of family or scratch-made sauce recipes; some sauces are red, some white, and some are even green. Those colours might remind you of a certain country’s flag, no? ;)
Let’s take a look at pasta, and some things we can do to spice up our day-to-day pasta routine.
We love french press coffee: it's simple, low-waste, and keeps lots of the coffee bean oils in the brew.
French press is a great starting point for coffee drinkers looking to take their home brewing to the next level! You can play around with the amount of water and coffee beans used to find a flavour that works for you! See the How-To below.