I’m having trouble putting it into words. I just made this a few minutes ago and had just a few bites. I have to share immediately. Eating maple syrup candied bacon is a life-changing experience.
Maple syrup undergoes way, way less processing than refined cane sugar. That alone makes it a great alternative sweetener for any diet. And even if we didn’t make our own, it is also made locally in our part of the country. It has a limited environmental impact and even boasts some essential nutrients, including high levels of manganese. But syrup is liquid, which makes it hard to substitute into recipes that use refined sugar… until now!
I eat raw carrots as a snack almost every day. I rarely crave them, but I always make myself take that first bite, knowing that it is worth it. The aroma of a good, local carrot still impresses me. It is complex and flowery yet earthy. Since I eat so many raw carrots I kind of forget how good they can be cooked. When a carrot is cooked, it goes from something that feels very much like a health food and becomes almost a dessert. These Cast Iron Maple Glazed Carrots are so tasty you might even feel guilty eating them. But with a simple and clean recipe like this one, you have nothing to fear.
Now you can use pancakes to get you some lovin.
More chicken wings will be consumed during this year’s Super Bowl than ever before. And do you know who we have to thank for this? Chicken marketers? Clever food scientists developing addictive dipping sauces? Deep frying? No, sports fans, at the very core we have the Cornish Cross breed of chicken to thank. Continue reading “How many chickens will be eaten during the Super Bowl? [updated for 2018]”
Sriracha is a great way to bring some flavor to just about anything, isn’t it? And with a great balance of sweet and tang to round it out, not to mention a completely random rooster on the bottle, it has become insanely popular. But you know, it’s made 3,000 miles away from us and uses unappealing ingredients like sodium bisulphite (preservative) and xanthan gum (thickener). We always assumed that hot sauce required a laborious, complex process to make, but after some research on a few recipes, it turns out it is extremely simple and easy. Continue reading “How to Make Homemade Sriracha-style Green Maple Hot Sauce”
Honey is dominating the salad game. What’s up with that! Maple syrup doesn’t just go on your pancakes anymore! Here are 3 tree-mendous salad dressings to pick from for the next time you want to make your greens do a little happy dance.