All about Montreal Smoked Meat

Quebec is definitely home to a few endemic foods and dishes. Topping the list is bagels, poutine, tourtières, whippet cookies, some kickass cheeses, and of course Montreal smoked meat.

The classic Montreal smoked meat sandwich has been around ever since the 19th century. It is on top of most tourist must-eat items and Montrealers have the occasional intense craving.

Have you tasted a Montreal smoked meat sandwich? Is it new to you? Today I will tell you all about this delicious deli meat that you can only find in Montreal.

Montreal Smoked Meat

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Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread

The New Year is a great time to try new ingredients, like healthy and gluten-free coconut flour for this delicious Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread recipe.

#twelveloaves is a great group where we bake a bread with the addition of the monthly theme flavor or ingredient. Since we are in the New Year the theme this month was to make a bread with a New-to-You flour. I knew exactly which flour I was going to pick. I bought it a while back and I had yet to open the bag. My flour is coconut flour and I made a Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread.

Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread

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Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome to CulturEatz

It’s bona fide, a done deal, it’s so REAL! Cheap Ethnic Eatz has now become officially CulturEatz.

I DID IT!!!!! I have moved my domain and I have survived with only a few minor scratches. The crucial part of my re-branding is done. I am so thrilled and deeply relieved. Besides the new cultureatz.com url the only change you’ll will see for now is the new logo in the header.

By the way did anyone get the Cabaret reference in my blog title ha ha? If you have not seen the movie you really should, and enjoy it with a plate of my Hawaiian Pineapple Ham!

Hawaiian Pineapple Ham

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Saying Goodbye to Cheap Ethnic Eatz with the Best of 2015

So this is it! Not only is this the last post of 2015, but it will be my last post under the name Cheap Ethnic Eatz! I announced a few days ago my new name for my blog rebrand: CulturEatz.

The end of the year and the last post of 2015 are the perfect setting to say goodbye to Cheap Ethnic Eatz. I want to thank every member who’s ever joined the dinner group I ran from 2007 to 2011. They are the ones who inspired me to start a blog in the first place. Cheap Ethnic Eatz will have lived for 8 1/2 years. It has changed a lot over the years. And now it is a cocooned caterpillar that is about to emerge into a beautiful butterfly.

Best of Cheap Ethnic Eatz 2015

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A Bold and Courageous Move…to a New Blog Name

Since I announced my plans to rebrand my blog a few weeks back, I feel like many of you have been on pins and needles, waiting with bathed breath for me to tell you my new blog name. Well you have all been good boys and girls this year so I am giving you all a Christmas present. I will reveal my new blog name in this post!

I am shaking with excitement as I write this post about my new blog name. It feels like this is the NO TURNING BACK point! Re-branding is a big job and you spend a lot time pondering and brainstorming. It is a super exciting and nerve racking process. I decided to do it without everything being finalized. Why you ask? Because if you wait for every item to be ready, that day will never come. So I am jumping into the process publicly and I hope we will all learn from my experience.

happy holidays

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Christmas Bundt Cake, Regency Style

Don’t you think guests would fall in love with this Christmas Bundt Cake? A bundt cake makes any cake look more festive; and the floral and ribbon touches evoke the Jane Austen setting for this month’s food film.

It’s Food ‘n Flix time again! In this monthly group a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. This month’s pick is hosted by Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles, who she terrified us into watching the movie The Jane Austen Book Club, for which I prepared a Christmas Bundt Cake!

Christmas Bundt Cake

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Can you handle 200+ Christmas Cookies?

Nothing “smells” holidays like hundreds of Christmas cookies fresh out of the oven. I have 6 cookie recipes to share with you today to get you in the spirit of merry baking.

Have you ever spent an afternoon baking Christmas cookies for the holiday celebrations to come? Well I got together with my friends Catherine and Vitalia and we spent a good 6 hours baking our holiday butt’s off. Yes you read that right, we made at least 200 Christmas Cookies all in one afternoon, and had six balls of dough left to freeze for future ready-to-go batches.

christmas cookies 2015

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