When it comes to jumping on bandwagons, my participation usually falls under 1 of 3 categories.
First, there are things that I would like to think I will never, EVER do. These include:
– Shoving cookies inside cookies. Oreos are good. Chocolate chip cookies are good. Why wreck a good thing, 2 good things to be exact?!
– Surprise inside cakes. All of that food colouring cannot possibly be good for a person. Plus it seems like a lot of work to go to just to make a cake. Cake isn’t even that good.
– Putting sprinkles in everything. See point #2 re: food colouring. Also, they don’t taste like anything. Oh and cake batter flavoured things with sprinkles? Don’t even get me started. Admittedly I did try making cookies of this sort once but I am still filled with regret.
Then there are things that sound good in theory but crash and burn miserably. See:
– Sourdough starter. I wanted it to work. It bubbled and gave me hope, but my bread turned out like bricks of concrete.
– Sprouting seeds/nuts/legumes. Sprouted quinoa was amazing when it worked but I wasn’t so lucky the second time around.
– Macarons. Sure I figured them out….after round 4 or 5. They are just too piddly.
– Not food related but the 2004 Calgary Flames. If you are a Flames fan you are probably crying now that I brought that up, my apologies. But it’s fun to cheer for a team when they are winning, no? Until they aren’t winning anymore that is.
Finally, there are the things that are so amazingly amazing that it’s a wonder I took so long to get on the band wagon in the first place but I know for sure that I am never falling off.
– Chia pudding, overnight oats, etc. You either love or hate these kinds of things but if you love them, you totally get where I am coming from. Plus it is an acceptable way to stir in some cocoa powder and cocoa nibs, thus eating chocolate for breakfast.
– You knew this had to be coming – roasted strawberries. I shouldn’t have been such a skeptic. Roasting is my favourite method of cooking just about anything, so why not strawberries? All of the sugars concentrate and they turn into little bites of sweet, strawberry crack. No added sugar required, just pure, unadulterated strawberry heaven.
- As many strawberries as you deem fit
- Put your strawberries (cleaned and hulled) in a 425F oven for 15-20 minutes. When the juices have run out of the berries and look sticky and syrupy, you are good to go. Eat as is or use in your favourite recipes. Muffins, ice cream, cakes, loaves, you name it!