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Eats: Meal Prep Sunday

June 11, 2017 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

Meal Prep Sunday: 3ten.ca

Meal Prep Sunday

I follow @leefromamerica on Instagram. She is a flat out inspiration. Two weeks ago I was inspired to revamp our fridge and jump on the meal prep train. I’ll admit, it’s a little challenging at first, since neither Bryce nor I work Monday – Friday, so blocking out a few hours each Sunday morning as taken some planning. That planning, however, is worth it. Not only do we have delicious and nutritious lunches and dinners set for work, we also have a solid base for meals at home. Oh, and a lot of energy and time to do fun things like new landscaping or sewing.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen these photos below from the last week – me, the rookie, learning how to meal prep.

Meal Prep Sunday: 3ten.ca

Here I wanted to share some tips and tricks that I’ve learned even after two weeks!

Tips

  • grocery shop the day before you meal prep (doing both in the same day is too much)
  • start with the prep – cut and wash everything
  • get things cooking as soon as you can (I like to roast the veg as soon as it’s prepped)
  • wash dishes as you go – this allows me to keep my kitchen clean and organized
  • plan out what dishes/containers you’ll need and ensure they’re clean and ready

Meal Prep Sunday: 3ten.ca

Some Recipes to Try

If you’re looking for healthy and tasty food that will hold up in your fridge for a few days, then give some of these a try. Also, simple things like roasted veg or hard boiled eggs are staples.

Meal Prep Sunday: 3ten.ca

Overall, I like meal prepping. Last week it took me about 4 hours and this week, using some of those tips above, I got it down to 2.5 hours; and, that included giving Lily, our Great Dane, and extensive foot bath since she likes to play in the mud!

Thanks for visiting and happy cooking. Have a great week.

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Project: Easter Brunch

April 15, 2017 |  by  |  Eats, Projects, Recipes  |  No Comments

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Easter brunch – are you ready for tomorrow? This simple brunch is sure to please. Eggs, salad and hearty potato pancakes. All easy to prep ahead and nothing needs all of your attention, which is important when cooking for guests. I’ll share with you the three recipes and then how I like to set my table. Let’s get started!

The Recipes

Avocado Eggs
Cucumber and Strawberry Salad
Potato Pancakes

Take a look at the recipes above and know that everything is gluten free – bonus!

For this brunch I’m keeping this light – so these pink placemats are the perfect festive touch. Also, I follow a tip from a designer, Sarah Richardson, I believe, who once said that if you stick to white dishes everything will be cohesive. So true. All of these pieces on the table are different brands and purchased years apart, yet they look good together because they’re all white. And, they’ll let the food stand out.

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Having decor on your table is a nice touch and it keeps the festivities in site. I love this bunny swing my mom got me. It’s just so adorable.

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Now, when setting your table, be sure you know how many people are coming. If you’re not sure, it’s best to set it buffet style, so pile the plates rather than setting them. Here, we’re set for four.

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Once the food is ready, get it to the table. Here we’re eating family style.

I really like to set the whole table before guests arrive not only so I have a feel for how much space there will be, but also so I don’t have to hunt down a particular dish. I like the table to look balanced and flow nicely, especially when we’re eating family style. It’s a bit of prep-work, yet worth the ease once guests arrive.

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Doesn’t this Easter brunch look so good?

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Eat up – there won’t be much left at all.

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Fill up your plate and get ready to enjoy.

Easter Brunch: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a very Happy Easter.

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Recipe: Cucumber Strawberry Salad

April 11, 2017 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

It’s salad time – cucumber strawberry salad. This recipe is inspired by my husband who doesn’t like tomatoes. Creating a bright and colourful salad is a challenge when someone doesn’t like bright red tomatoes. Here, I’m using ultra fresh strawberries. The dressing is homemade, too, so let’s get started!

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • about 2 cups of strawberries
  • 1/2 a cup of crumbled feta

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/2 a cup of canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of white onion
  • 1/2 a tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds

First, gather all of your ingredients.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Slice the cucumbers into little wedges. If I were making this ahead of time, I’d for sure remove the seeds on the cucumber, yet since we’re eating it right away, they stay.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Quarter the strawberries – you want them to look nice and full in the salad.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Dressing time. Put all ingredients except for the poppy seeds in the blender. Pulse until well mixed. Then, stir in the poppy seeds.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Looks good, eh? On this salad I used about 1/3-1/2 of this recipe. The rest is in the fridge ready to be eaten with snap peas. It’ll keep for a couple of weeks.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Time to mix the cucumbers and strawberries in the dressing.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Then, top with crumbled feta.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Done! How good does it look? So bright and colourful.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Eat up – this salad is sure to bring some flavour and punch to your table.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad: 3ten.ca

Thanks for stopping by – I love sharing my favourite recipes.

Recipe

Recipe: Cucumber Strawberry Salad
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber
  • about 2 cups of strawberries
  • ½ a cup of crumbled feta
  • Dressing:
  • ¼ cup of white vinegar
  • ½ a cup of canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of white onion
  • ½ a tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. First, gather all of your ingredients.
  2. Slice the cucumbers into little wedges. If I were making this ahead of time, I'd for sure remove the seeds on the cucumber, yet since we're eating it right away, they stay.
  3. Quarter the strawberries - you want them to look nice and full in the salad.
  4. Dressing time. Put all ingredients except for the poppy seeds in the blender. Pulse until well mixed. Then, stir in the poppy seeds. Looks good, eh? On this salad I used about ⅓-1/2 of this recipe. The rest is in the fridge ready to be eaten with snap peas. It'll keep for a couple of weeks.
  5. Time to mix the cucumbers and strawberries in the dressing.
  6. Then, top with crumbled feta.
  7. Done! How good does it look? So bright and colourful.

 

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