We’re true food lovers here, and always on the hunt for healthy ways to cook our meals. The hunt for quality ingredients and cooking techniques is an on-going one, and as a result we get really excited when we not only get the chance to experience new things, but also get to learn from some of the greats in the kitchen- Chef Graham Elliot, and Master Blender Rose Reisman at the Blend Bar by Becel®.
At Blend Bar by Becel®, Master Blender Rose Reisman showed us that delicious cooking and basic staples don’t have to contain a ton of added of chemicals or preservatives- with a few simple ingredients many of you would find in your kitchen, she made fresh margarine.
You can’t get any simpler than that.
But, if you’re not into making your margarine by hand yourself, you’ll be thrilled to know that Becel® Original, Buttery Taste, Olive Oil and Vegan products now have no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours.
If you’re a baker like us, you’ll also love the idea that you can replace butter 1:1 in any recipe with Becel® margarine, which has 80% less saturated fat. I also love the fact that Becel® has a higher smoke point than butter making it perfect for frying.
For those who are a bit more advanced in their palates and want to create something simple but delicious, former Master Chef judge Graham Elliot created two amazing recipes using Becel:
* Garlic and Thyme Basted Strip Steak with Wild Mushrooms and Margarine-Laced Whipped Potatoes
* Grilled Zucchini with White Wine Sauce and Shaved Fennel & Citrus Salad
So, if you’re like us, and have getting healthier and understanding what goes in your body as part of your resolutions for 2016, be sure to check out the Blend Bar by Becel®.
At the Blend Bar by Becel®, you’ll see how plant and seed oils, like Becel’s Master Blend of Canadian canola and sunflower oil, are blended to create soft, non-hydrogenated margarine. Residents of Toronto and the GTA are invited to visit the Blend Bar at Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens to watch the Master Blender at work, and to taste the fresh margarine blended on the spot. At the Blend Bar, you can learn about the blending process and discover how margarine can be made from simple ingredients that can be found in your kitchen, like seed and plant oils.
o Dates: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – Sunday, March 20, 2016
o Mon-Fri: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
o Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This post was on behalf on Becel®, but the love for everything listed above is our own.