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Weekly Wisdom

Topic 24:

IN A COOKING RUT

Sometimes we cook with the seasons. We tend to roast in the winter and grill in the summer. But, if you’re finding yourself in a rut, changing up your veggies and proteins will help, but so will changing up your cooking techniques! Get out of your routine, and break out some hidden-away pans or appliances.

  • Grill- Don’t just grill your meat, grill your veggies too!
  • Pan-fry or Sauté-You can do so much with a tablespoon of olive, grape seed, flax, or avocado oil.
  • Deep-fry- Sorry, can’t do that, but do you have an air fryer? Break it out!
  • Bake-Miss baked goods? Look up some of our cookie and muffin recipes.
  • Poach-When was the last time you had a yummy poached egg?
  • Broil-Finish your casserole dishes by broiling. Watch carefully, but that little crust that forms on the top adds a lovely finish and makes meals very appealing! Yes, we have casserole recipes on ShiftSetGo!
  • Stew/Soups- there are no rules that say you cannot make a stew or soup in the summer.
  • Boil- Make a batch of hard-boiled eggs to have on hand, and parboil some radishes to chop and throw into salads.
  • Roast- Try adding roasted veggies instead of raw ones to your salads.
  • Crock Pot/Insta Pot- No heating the house up in the summer, so make some pulled pork!
  • Blend- If you haven’t tried blending spinach into a ShiftSetGo shake with lots of ice, you’re missing out! Or blend veggies with broth to make gravy.
  • Do you have a food dehydrator? Make zucchini chips!

Repetitive + Unproductive + Trap = RUT!

Did you know?

Denaturation is the chemical process that uses citric acid to change the flesh in fish from raw to firm and opaque as if it had been cooked. This is the “cooking” process used in Ceviche.

Recipe of the Week!

Gazpacho!

Ingredients:
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
¾ C cucumber
¾ C tomatoes, diced
¼ C tomato sauce
¼ C onion
1 Tbsp garlic
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. In a blender, blend together cucumber, tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, garlic, apple cider vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.
2. Pour the soup into a bowl and top it off with the eggs.