Welcome to Chews and Brews! My name is Cassandrea; that’s “Cass” + “Andrea”. I feel I have to explain this because my name is mispronounced so often. I am writing from Alberta, Canada!
Chews and Brews is a food and craft beer blog that allows readers a seat at my kitchen table with a beer tasting too! You will be able to find a collection of my recipes along with a review of the local Alberta craft beer used in that recipe. I also dabble in cocktail creations.
I love using fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch with as few processed ingredients as possible. I also use beer in recipes, specifically craft beer from Alberta.
I do work a full time day job as an Administrative Assistant so a lot of my recipes are quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights. And because I love cooking and experimenting with food so much, some recipes will be a little more complex and include different ingredients.
I also love grilling and smoking meat so you will notice an entire section on outdoor cooking alone! I have a passion for nutrition and try to incorporate nutritious ingredients into all of my recipes; but I am also human and love salt and fat, so there will always be room for the savoury, cheesy, rich types of dishes here!
So sit back, grab a mug of your favourite local craft beer, and enjoy! Cheers!