How To Amp Up Your Ramen Game - Christies Bakery

How To Amp Up Your Ramen Game

Having re-enrolled in university recently, I’ve given in to the stereotypical student life, and increased my consumption of instant ramen. While it was initially nice and nostalgic to eat something I hadn’t really had in years, I quickly started to want more flavor as well as a bit more ‘heft’ to the meal. I did some searching, and I found Instant Ramen in North America kind of gets a bad rap. There are lots of great ways to use the noodles in creative ways that can still be cost effective, but will taste great and fill you up too! After playing around with some simple upgrades, I eventually just started making my own ramen!

3 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Smoothies If You Aren't Already - Christies Bakery

3 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Smoothies If You Aren't Already

I love smoothies. It’s my go-to meal throughout the week. If I’m not having one on a daily basis, it’s only because I’ve run out of ingredients to make one with! Life is busy, and we don’t always have the time we’d like to make meals with a balance of the nutrients we need. As a student I find smoothies particularly helpful when I’m balancing my health, time, and budget. If you needed some convincing as to why you should integrate smoothies into your diet, here are three reasons why I think everyone should hop on the smoothie train.
St. Patty Facts - Christies Bakery

St. Patty Facts

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up in a few days and it has become universally associated with two things: the color green and lots of drinking. Obviously we think of pints of Guiness when March 17 rolls around, but was it always the case?

Here’s some interesting facts about St. Patrick’s Day:

A Guide On What To Do With Older Bread - Christies Bakery

A Guide On What To Do With Older Bread

We’ve all been there. Bought that loaf of bread on Friday (perhaps from Christies Bakery?) with plans to use it all up over the weekend. Side of bread with pasta for dinner on Friday, avocado toast for breakfast on Saturday, sandwich for lunch, and use the rest on Sunday. But one thing leads to another and you still have bread left. And now it isn’t as perfect as it was when you first bought the loaf. There’s no need to fret! Because bread is so versatile, even if it’s past its prime. Here’s some ways to use up your bread and not let it go to waste:
Valentines Facts with Gabe - Christies Bakery

Valentines Facts with Gabe

Every year on Valentines Day, couples exchange gifts with each other to show their affection. Did you know that Americans are projected to spend 22 Billion dollars as a nation on Valentine’s Day while Canadians are projected to spend only around 37 Million dollars - as far as we can tell online. While more and more people are beginning to give “experiences” like a picnic in the park or a couples cooking class, the old fashioned gift giving is still king - especially when it’s -25 celsius outside…

A Pasta Guide with Moda Market - Christies Bakery

A Pasta Guide with Moda Market

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.

Home for the (Virtual) Holidays - Christies Bakery

Home for the (Virtual) Holidays

The holidays are going to look a little different this year. Heck, they are going to look A LOT different this year. We’re going to miss the big get-togethers - they’re what make this season special for so many people. However, with family gatherings being so limited, it’s still important for families to find ways to celebrate Christmas in a safe way. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite options to (virtually) spend the holidays with those close to you:
French Press How-To - Christies Bakery

French Press How-To

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.