My daughter came home from school the other day with the assignment that she had to prepare an unusual food from around the globe. After we discussed making silkworm larvae, guinea pig, alpaca and cobra snake, we finally settled on feeding her class squid sushi. In order to accomplish this feat, we had to do a lot of homework, and I would love to tell you about what we learned and offer you some recipes so that you can try it in your own home soon.
I love the taste of coconut milk; in fact, I use it in my coffee from time to time to give it that coconut flavor that I love so much. I have made a lot of recipes that call for coconut milk over the years, but until recently, I never encountered one that called for coconut cream. When I saw the recipe, it made me wonder if the two could be interchanged, and if not, what makes them different? Here’s what I found out.
A few years ago, almost nobody was asking how to be a barista. Coffee has gone through a very interesting set of changes over the last few years, however. Whether it’s due to the internet, the explosion of Starbucks, or the rise of a new generation is a mystery. No matter what the reason is, there’s no denying that we’ve seen an uptick in highly skilled individuals working at local coffee shops.
One of the advantages of preparing your own meals is your ability to control exactly what you’re eating. At a restaurant, I have no idea how much salt, butter, and sugar the cook is adding. At home, I can dictate the levels of each ingredient to my liking. I don’t have to guess whether a meal is wheat or gluten free, how much added sugar there is, or what kinds of fats are in my dinner. I know, because I’m the one in control.
I hardly need an excuse to eat tuna. Whether it’s seared with a delicious crust of salt, marinated and served as a steak, or even mixed with homemade mayo and relish and spread on a kaiser roll, tuna has no problem finding a home in my stomach.