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How to: Pronounce those unusual food names

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Although we may not admit to it, we all struggle with those new, trending food names and muffle them under our breath when speaking out loud. With new health foods trending regularly, we thought we’d break down those hard-to-pronounce food names for you to avoid those awkward moments with your foodie friends, enjoy!

Acai

 

It’s our #1 choice for breakfast, lunch and sometimes, even dinner. We love our Frozen Organic Acai packs, so we thought we’d teach you all how to say it correctly. You pronounce Acai – “Ah-Sai-Ee”. So many people pronounce this “A-Cai-Ee”, or “Ac-Eye”, so now you don’t have to be one of them!

Quinoa

 

Now this has been around for a little longer, so majority of you will already know how to pronounce this one but for those who don’t – it’s pronounced “Keen-Wah”, not “Kween-Oh-Ah” or “Quinn-Oh-Ah”. You can thank us later.

Pho

 

Now this one is a little tricky – majority of us have tried this delicious Asian food trend, and go back time and time again for more! But do you actually say what it is, or just point to it on the menu? Many of us would automatically pronounce this as “P-O-H” or “F-Ow”, when in actual fact it is pronounce “F-uh”.

Charcuterie

 

This one, we constantly go to order as an entrée, or share plate and kind of just say “cha…. That one” and point at our menu’s and make sad eyes at the waiter to say “don’t just me please”. This one is pronounced “shahr-KOO-tuhr-ee”.

 

Edamame

 

This one has got me stumped SO many times that I’ve not ordered it because of the embarrassment of trying to say it aloud! I’ve attempted so many times, trying “Ed-A-Meme” or “Eda-Mamme” and after the waiter gives me confused looks, I end up just pointing to it on the menue and putting my head down! The correct way to pronounce this is “ed-dah-mah-meh”.

Alas, there we are! We hope this saves you some embarrassment at your next dining experience! #Creative Gourmet

Banana Deserts for Winter

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There is nothing more warming in winter than a dessert. I’m definitely not the only one who craves something warm, filling and sweet before I nod off to sleep, right? One of my favorite flavors is banana, so I’ve tried to incorporate bananas into my winter recipe list!

I’ve found some great flavor combinations, with caramel, raspberry and butterscotch topping the list. So here are some of the fantastic recipes that I’ve collected. You can thank me later!

Banoffee Pie

Surprisingly, this dessert has been one that I’ve seen pop up on various blogs, and websites but have never tried! With cream on top, sweet and sticky bananas with caramel in the middle, and a crumbly pie base to top all of that off! This recipe is fantastic and will have you craving for more (just make sure you make this on a cheat day so its guilt free!)

 

Recipe: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/197806608609383054

 

Sticky Banana Butterscotch Puddings

 

A take on the delightful sticky-date pudding that will make your taste buds burst! The combination of banana and butterscotch will make your kitchen smell amazing too. The burnt butterscotch flavor paired with some lightly whipped cream on top is complimentary textures, and you’ll find this Donna Hay recipe absolutely divine!

Recipe: https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/desserts-and-baking/sticky-banana-puddings-with-burnt-butterscotch

Caramel Banana Pudding Parfaits

 

Um, does this look absolutely-positively-amazing or what?! I love how quaint and sweet these delightful desserts are, they’re perfect for a dinner party. With layers upon layers of wafer biscuits, caramel sauce, banana’s and cream this recipe ignites the senses and will keep your tummy warm before you jump into bed!

Recipe: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/139822763411304697/

 

Banana Raspberry Bread

Our delightful banana bread recipe is a quick, easy and versatile for desert, breakfast or snacks. The pops of raspberry gives you a sweet-yet-tart taste to the desert. It’s able to be eaten as it is, warmed up, or toasted – depending on what your preference is!

Recipe: http://creativegourmet.com.au/recipe/raspberry-banana-bread/

 

So there you have it, some fantastic banana desert recipes for you to enjoy this Winter. Which one will you choose to warm you up? Show us your creation at #CreativeGourmet or @creativegourmetofficial.

Banana’s For Breakfast

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Bananas are an all-year-round favorite in many household, and our Frozen Banana Chunks enable you to make delicious creations with ease and convenience. We’ve put together our favorite banana breakfast recipes for you to try and enjoy throughout the cooler months!

Banana Pancakes

 

These delightful creations are perfect for a Sunday morning, post sleep in! They’re easy to make and the banana adds a delightfully sweet, natural flavor to the pancakes. Top with some thinly sliced banana and passion fruit, or more blueberries!

Recipe: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/ultimate-banana-pancakes/1c3cf42b-a995-4f09-90d0-56e49f54f30c

 

Berry & Banana Smoothie

A quick and easy breakfast that is healthy and nutritious. With four simple ingredients that you’ll probably have in your kitchen, you can easily create this delightful breakfast and drink it on the run.

Recipe: http://creativegourmet.com.au/recipe/berry-and-banana-smoothie/

  

Banana Raspberry Bread

Okay, so it’s not a typical breakfast food, but for indulgent mornings it’s a nice sweet treat. We love the texture, and pops of flavor that the raspberries provide. Toast and add a little butter for a warming treat that will have you wanting more!

Recipe: http://creativegourmet.com.au/recipe/raspberry-banana-bread/

Banana Overnight Oats

This recipe is a scrumptious mix of banana’s, oats, chia seeds and cinnamon. Perfect for frosty mornings when you just need something to warm you up! By preparing the night before and storing in mason jars, these could be easily transported on your way to work.

Recipe: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/535717318161726425/

 

 

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Afternoon Snacking: How to do it Right

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There’s nothing quite like an afternoon snack. From being a great 3pm pick-me-up, to providing you with the energy to get through the last hours of your work day, an afternoon snack is a must-have in our eyes.

The only trouble is that it can be a very easy way to over-indulge and have a nibble on those donuts that the boss brought into the tea room. We’ve developed a quick guide to healthy snacking during your afternoon to keep your health goals in check and give you a tasty treat to keep you motivated throughout the day!

 

Dark Chocolate

We’re just going to put it out there – dark chocolate is actually good for you. It’s rich in antioxidants, and could potentially improve your heart health as well! A few squares is all you should need to keep you going and give you a delightful sugar boost.

Smoothie

If you have the time, a quick smoothie is a great alternative to ice-cream or candy. Make it simple, and wiz up some of our frozen bananas, honey and low-fat milk for a light, healthy snack.

Fruit

I know, I know – this sounds like mums old saying “If you’re hungry, eat some fruit!” But seriously, do it. Fruit is high in good sugars, and apart of your daily health needs. Chew on a whole apple, or banana for a fantastic arvo-boost.

Nuts

High in fat, and density, you only need a few to keep you feeling full until dinner. Grab a handful of almonds, and nibble on them during afternoon snack time. You’ll not only be full but probably thirsty as well, so it will remind you to keep that water intake up.

Veggie Sticks & Dips

A simple yet utterly delicious way to pack in some more vegetables to your day. Cut up some carrot, celery, capsicum and cucumber and dip them into some delicious dips like hommus or red capsicum. Don’t over do it though, as you will be full for dinner!

Baby bell cheese

It sounds like something you pack into a childs lunch box, but at 70 calories per piece these cute little cheese wheels are a delightful addition to yours as well! They’re 100% natural cheese and taste fantastic.

Alas, there you are fellow snack-a-holics! Go forth and snack away on these delightful bites! #CreativeGourmet

Acai – Why is it Good for You?

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So we know that you love our Acai based on the many pictures flooding through our Insta pages. But do you actually know why it’s so good for you? Most people will answer that question with a no, so we decided to break it down so you know exactly what you’re getting out of your Acai.

They promote a Healthy Heart, as the berries are extremely high in antioxidants, which are known to help balance out your cholesterol. Having a healthy heart is something that majority of young people take for granted, but as you get older and it becomes a more important focus to assist with a healthy lifestyle, you will be thankful for doing at least one thing to assist in your bodies’ number one asset!

Acai berries are Low in Sugar, contain high amounts of nutrients and vitamins, such as Vitamin A, Iron & Fiber. The taste is naturally sweet, so it assists in helping you overcome those sugar cravings you may get during the day.

Not only do Acai berries have and low sugar content, but are also High in Fiber, therefore assisting with digestion and the prevention and relief of constipation.

Acai is also great as an Energy Booster, which makes them a perfect post or pre-workout meal!

So there we have it, some fantastic health benefits of Acai, which you can add to your healthy diet and exercise regime. Show us your Acai on Facebook or Instagram, using the #CreativeGourmet or @creativegourmetofficial.

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