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Healthy smoked trout cakes {Photo: Indigonat}

I am happy to introduce another one of our guest bloggers today. I hope you enjoy this post and the delicious recipe that comes with it as much as I did.

Nathalie Rivard is a freelance journalist and blogger. This Indiana Jane of social media has a passion for adventure and food travel in all its forms. Curious, she is interested in everything. Her friends affectionately call her Wiki-Nat! You can read Nathalie on several media as well as on Foodies Emporium, Copines en cavale and Twitter.


I love cooking, but when I’m in a rush, I like to have staple food in my freezer and cupboards.

I have recently discovered some Canadian products that are almost as good as what I make at home: In Cuisin frozen mashed potatoes and risottos, plus some baked pita crisps. They are a life saver at lunch or in the evening when I don’t have more than 15 minutes to prepare a decent meal. The company sent me coupons, so I could try them to see if I liked them.

Well, I have to confess that the first time I tried their spinach risotto, I was not immediately converted. I was in a hurry and I had read on the front of the packaging that it was ready in just 2 minutes. So I put some in a bowl, placed it in in the microwave for 1.5 minutes, mixed it and sent it back for another 30 seconds. It was not like real risotto and I was kind of disappointed. It’s my fault, I should have read the packaging. The 2 minutes only apply for a certain quantity, if you reheat more, you have to adjust the time. I should have known better and read the instructions… So the second time, I got it perfect and I LOVED it!

I now keep both the mashed potatoes and the risotto in my freezer as staple food. That way, I can prepare a meal in a whim. For example, I created a recipe last week that will surely become a regular in my kitchen and it took me only 15 minutes to prepare and cook! Bonus: I even have leftovers for lunch the day after.

Here is the recipe. If you don’t have smoked trout, try a can of salmon.

Healthy Smoked Trout Cakes


Homemade Spicy Sauce


  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Sambal Oelek (more or less to taste)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together, shape about 8 trout cakes, about the size of a burger patty.
  2. Put a little bit of oil or some Mycryo (cocoa butter) in the heated pan, and cook the smoked trout cakes on each side, until they are nice and golden.
  3. Serve with a mesclun salad and add about a tablespoon of homemade spicy sauce on top of each trout cakes.

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