Friday, March 31, 2017
For centuries tomatoes have been included in dishes all over the world. Tomatoes are eaten cold or hot, and can be added to foods in both it's raw and cooked forms. It is even commonly used as a drink. One debate that has been the cause of many arguments over the years is whether tomatoes are fruits are vegetables, well I am here to save your friendships. Tomatoes are fruits! In 1893, the US Supreme Court decided that the tomato is a vegetable-based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by their use. Tomatoes are typically eaten like a vegetable, so the court thought it was only fair to group with the vegetables. I wonder why this debate was so important it had to go to the supreme court? Inquiring minds want to know. Anyway, they are often perceived to be vegetables because their sugar content is so much lower than what we expect from a typical piece of fruit.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Most people have heard the saying "Faith the size of a mustard seed", which is a religious saying that is found in the Bible for those who follow the Christian faith. The mustard seed is very small in size, and the quote is supposed to represent always having faith, even if it is on a small scale. But the mustard seed is not just a religious proverb. It is actually the inception of something great, a mustard sauce!
Friday, March 17, 2017
Although I love almost all sauces, my first true love was ranch dressing. So much so, that I have had many nicknames with the word ranch in it. It does have mostly to do with the fact that my last name is spelled ranch with the letter "b" in front of it, but it is also because everyone knows I have always loved it. Some of those nicknames include: Lauren B-Ranch and Hidden Valley(named after a brand)
Friday, March 10, 2017
Anyone who knows me knows that I am an absolute lover of sauce. There are not many things that I will eat without some sort of sauce. As a matter of fact, at this present moment, I cannot think of anything so that should tell you something. I actually have more than one shelf dedicated to just sauces in my fridge. How many sauces do you have in your fridge? I just counted, and I actually have 23! That is insane. I have a serious problem!
Saturday, March 4, 2017
In the spirit of Mardi Gras that took place earlier this week in New Orleans, I had to get in the kitchen and make gumbo! But, before we get into my experience, let's take a look back and learn a little more about Mardi Gras, and why gumbo is such a highly eaten dish during this time of year.