Crispy Cider Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps.

Crispy Cider Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps.

If you’ve been following me for some time you may not realize that I like to be healthy, like really healthy. I work out almost every day and eat healthy (most of the time). This might come as a surprise because most of what I create and post here isn’t necessarily about living a healthy lifestyle. The reason? I also like bacon, beer, and cider, oh and jelly beans (can’t forget about jelly beans!). My desire to have a ripped six pack and my desire to eat and drink tasty things are at complete odds with each other. Which, I think, is a pretty normal experience for most of us and like most of us my love for food and drink beats my desire for a six pack. The struggle is real. This is also why, thehesitantchef.com is about food, beer, and cider and isn’t a health blog. I’m a chef first and a fitness instructor second. 

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Winter Squash Risotto

Winter Squash Risotto

Risotto is one of my favourite dishes to make AND eat. If it’s on a restaurants menu I can guarantee that I will order it. Ever since I was first introduced to it and learned how to make it in chef school I've been making variations of it. One of the things I love about risotto is it’s versatility. You can literally do anything, almost anyway, with it, even dessert.

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