Popcorn Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

DRESS UP YOUR CHICKEN SALAD   If you are a lover of Chicken Salad you will enjoy this unique twist on traditional chicken salad with the addition of popcorn served inside a lettuce wrap. What if I said to you, that you could bring a new kind of pop to your dinner table? What if your last bag of air-popped popcorn could be the highlight of your next potluck party? I know lots of questions BUT it’s leading somewhere delicious I promise you. I’m talking about enjoying Popcorn Chicken Salad in a lettuce wrap. It doesn’t get any easier and than that and it’s a light dinner. We were first introduced to this popcorn chicken salad by our neighbour and we were no, popcorn is for the movies or at home to watch your favourite program. That’s just not heard of. Popcorn chicken isn’t what you are thinking either. It’s not like the popcorn chicken you get at Kentucky Fried Chicken. It’s a moist chicken that is full of flavour and not deep-fried. There’s no harm in trying something new like I’ve done with this popcorn chicken salad. I like to serve our popcorn chicken salad exactly like the photo […]

Classic Scotch Eggs

ANOTHER WAY TO ENJOY EGGS!   If there is something that I really crave this time of year it has to be classic British Scotch Eggs! Scotch Eggs were invented by the London department store Fortnum and Mason in 1738 way before my time but they are just as popular today as they were back then. I love to pair Scotch Eggs along with pork pies with a chunk of strong cheese and some pickled onions. Let’s not forget the homemade chutney and of course homemade bread! Oh yum. This meal is typically called a ploughmans’ where you have a variety of cheeses and pickles and bread typically found at the pub to drink with a nice dark ale. I’d often have this if we were out and about at a lunchtime. Today I am going to show you how easy is it to make Scotch Eggs but first lets talk about how to boil an egg. I really wanted to use smaller quails eggs for this recipe but there were none on the shelf at the grocery store so I am using large eggs. The reason for the quail egg was so I could serve them as appetizers for […]

Beet leaves and Rice Stir Fry

EAT YOUR GREENS…   Yes you can eat beet leaves and guess what… they are good for you too. The other week I shared with all of you my mom’s creamy beet crunch recipe which is a great way of using beetroot rather than pickling them. Now that the Fall season is in full-swing you will find beets in just about any grocery store for a decent price.   No food waste   Do you remember how I mentioned that you could use the beet leaves? I’ve taken simple beet leaves which most people would toss in the bin and turned them into a great stir fry with lots of yummy vegetables. This is an ideal pairing with the beet crunch. I really do like experimenting and knowing that you could use the entire beet including the beet leaves is great, no waste! I dislike creating food waste and if I can use every last piece of my vegetable or fruit I will. I even found out that you can dehydrate your tomato skins to make a powder to enhance you dishes. How to use beet leaves? You can use beet leaves in a smoothie, beet leaves salad or in […]

Creamy Beet Crunch

BEETS ARE FULL OF FLAVOUR   We often joke about making a casserole on the Canadian Budget Binder Facebook page and in some ways today’s recipe is just that and we’re using delicious beets. The best part about beets is that this time of year you can buy them at the grocery store for a great price. If you fancy growing your own beets there are many varieties that you can consider. Beets can be grown as your standard red or deep purple colour or even a golden-yellow or white beet. The varieties of beets differ around the world but some of the most popular beets are “Albino, Early Wonder, Red Ace and Ruby Queen just to name a few.   Beets 101   We love beets in our family any way we can get them but the tough part is coming up with beet recipes that provide variety for my family. When using beets be warned that you will need to wear gloves because the red colour from the beets will soak into your skin. It takes a bit of scrubbing but eventually will come out. You just don’t want to have red fingers when you go to work […]

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