Friday, April 1, 2016

April Fools!

The concept of “April Fools” is deeply rooted in history. In Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392), which was set “thirty days and two” after March, and which many people mistook to mean “March 32” or “April 1,” a vain cock, Chauntecleer, is tricked by a fox. A French poet, Eloy d’Amerval, in 1508 referred to a poisson d’avril, literally “April fish” - and to this day in France, Belgium, French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, and even Italy (with pesce d’aprile), April 1 is celebrated with attempts to attach paper fish to the backs of unsuspecting victims.

 Fish, Kids, Clip Art, Pink, Cartoon, Educational, Cute

Keeping up with the tradition of trickery and pranking, we’re bringing you a collection of our recipes that feature uncommon twists - usually substituting one ingredient with another “healthier” ingredient. We promise these uncommon twists are still super delicious!

Oil-free french fries (featuring egg whites)

Spaghetti and Beet Balls (featuring spinach and beets) - these are similar in nature to our no-meat balls

Zucchini Lasagna (featuring zucchini "noodles")

Spinach Walnut Pesto (featuring spinach and walnuts)

Enjoy a day of foolery and deliciously different food!

~Karla & Gayatri

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Of fish and fools - a brief history of April Fools Day...and some delicious recipes to go along with it!

Posted by The Cooks of Cake and Kindness on Friday, April 1, 2016

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