A pretty easy, quick and inexpensive shellfish to cook are mussels. Mussels are pretty versatile too. You can steam them in a variety of liquids – juice, wine, beer, coconut milk… in this next recipe I use sake!
Cooking a whole fish is pretty easy. If you told me 5 years ago I would regularly cook whole fish I would think you were crazy. It seems so intimidating to buy and then cook – how to even cook it? Well this next post will give you an easy way to cook a wholeRead more
As my fridge starts clearing out and it is probably a day past when I should have gone grocery shopping I start getting creative how to use up the bits of food which remain. I hate throwing food away. This particular day I made use of the bits left in my produce drawer: half an onion, part ofRead more
Sadly, this next post I only have one photo. I make and come up with a lot of recipes during the course of the week. Many of which even though they are good I only make one time. It is the great recipes which I choose to blog about and make again. I was expecting this next recipeRead more
I am recently re-discovering pork chops. I never really cared for them growing up. But now as an adult I am finding them tastier than I remember them ever being. So I decided to try out stuffing a pork chop with gremolata – a parsley and lemon condiment. The results were VERY tasty!
A while back I made kimchi. I had been thinking of ways to include the kimchi – a staple in Korean cuisine – made from fermented vegetables, typically mostly napa cabbage. A new cookbook I bought was able to help me find a way to use that kimchi in a delicious way!
Winter is the worst. Right around now every year (mid-January) the frigid weather starts to feel like it’s dragging on and on. Cabin fever starts to set in. It gets dark out so early that leaving the house past 6 is a struggle. Warm comforting foods are all I want to eat. This next recipe,Read more
I love pasta! But I am really not into tomatoes, so I am always on the quest to come up with new pasta sauces which do not include tomatoes in the sauce. The other night I created a delicious sauce updating a typical aglio e olio (garlic and olive oil) to include some baby kale.
As the weather is turning colder I find myself wanting to use my grill a few more times before it requires putting on boots and a coat to do some grilling. I picked up some salmon, which happened to be on sale and put together a delicious dinner!
One of the dishes my mom made pretty regularly growing up was a copy cat recipe for Olive Garden’s Capellini Pomodoro, a pasta dish with a sauce consisting of olive oil, garlic, diced tomatoes and basil. It was a great summer pasta dish, not to heavy with a nice light flavour. Since yesterday turned outRead more
I love a really good piece of tuna. It tastes so fresh and delicious. And one of the best parts of making tuna is all you need to is sear it, so its cooked in minutes! Makes for a really fast dinner!
a couple weekends ago Matt and I spent in Montreal, one of my favourite cities to escape to, in summer and EVEN in the winter! While there we went to Atwater Market, a great market btw, and snacked on some chicken satay from the Satay Brothers vendor in the market. They were so tasty IRead more
Now that I am “cheffing” as a profession some may think I now make elaborate meals every night of the week. Well what I have found in actuality is I am spending less time in my own kitchen, cooking less for myself and more for others. So I am still all about quick fast mealsRead more
Scallops are the fast thing I seem to make, and also the easiest. They literally are placed in a hot pan with oil for a minute and then flipped and cooked another minute. So if you, like me, like to have some quick weeknight dinners to pull out of your back pocket here is another oneRead more
Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I talk about my love for quick and easy weeknight dinners. But I really love discovering those recipes which don’t necessarily taste like they were a simple dish to throw together. This next recipe is just that!
This past Christmas I received several new cookbooks. This is the first of the new (Christmas) cookbooks I am trying a recipe from. So far I am impressed! The recipe I made was easy to follow, gave some great tips (which I even learned something new) and had options for vegetables medleys to use basedRead more