Cheese is one of my ultimate comfort foods because it is linked to my best childhood memories. I remember going to the cheddar cheese factory with my grandmother for fresh warm squeaky white cheddar that we would sprinkle with salt and devour. In my mother’s Eastern Township hometown, getting fresh cheese was part of day-to-day life, just like going to church on Sunday.
Growing up, it was such a treat when my mom made us celery and Cheez Whiz. In fact, she still makes it today when we come to visit. Now it’s my daughter who begs for it! Cheese, after all, is a true French tradition and in my family, we have it every day, whether it is for snacks, breakfast, lunch, or after dinner.
I love making cauliflower casserole, potatoes au gratin (gratin dauphinois), and this reinvented poutine recipe — hot chicken sandwich style!
Poutine à la Hot Chicken
4 medium potatoes or 8 small ones, cut in wedges
4 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup of leftover chicken
1 cup of green peas
2 cups of Kraft 4-Cheese Italiano Shredded Cheese
1 cup of homemade gravy, or store-bought
A dash of fresh ground pepper
Heat the oil and fry your potato wedges.
In the meantime, heat your gravy.
When the potatoes are ready, remove the excess fat and place them on a serving dish.
Place the chicken, the peas, and the shredded cheese on top.
Pour the hot gravy over it all and let the cheese melt and combine the flavours.
Makes: 4 servings
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Have fun with this recipe! You can swap the chicken for sausages, the peas with any other favourite veggies and you can also try different cheeses to top it! Enjoy!
So, this is my "ch-easy" comfort cheese recipe. We all have one, so I am curious to know about you: What's your Comfort Cheese?
Who wants to dress up to go out when you can create warm comfort at home?
Create these mouthwatering cheese-inspired dishes found at the Kraft Comfort Zone. It’s ooey gooey goodness all in the comfort of your own home.
Have you noticed that we see cabbage everywhere at this time of year, in all kinds of different colours and shapes? My favourite is red cabbage, not only because I love the colour purple, but it is also the one with the most vitamins. Red cabbage has 10 times more vitamin A and twice as much iron as green cabbage. Here is a great recipe to appreciate it even more—with kale and apple, it enhances its flavour and balances the bitterness.
We now know more than ever that a daily regime high in fruits and vegetables is the best to promote vitality and good health, and prevent cancer and other diseases. Plus, we all know that since the body is made of at least 70% water, we do need to stay hydrated. Sometimes a headache is just a simple message from your body to remind you to drink a glass of water . . . or to have a slice of watermelon.
1. Watermelon is made of 92% water, so it is really hydrating. And as we know, water is vital for a healthy body.
2. Watermelon is the perfect food to eat after working out for rehydration, but also because it is rich in citrulline, present both in the flesh and in the rind.
3. Watermelon is one of the rare foods to be that high in citrulline, an important amino acid, which combined with arginine can reduce blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. It also reduces lactic acid and ammonia in muscle tissues, which is why athletes love it!
4. Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which is an antioxidant. One portion (2 cups) contains 18,16 mg.
5. Watermelon is rich in vitamins, such as vitamin C, thiamine (B1), vitamin B6, and vitamin A.
Other fruits and vegetables containing citrulline are: cucumbers and other melons, garlic and onions.
Here are some amazing watermelon recipes to amuse your tate buds: