This whole being a food photographer is working out pretty good for me lately! After completing a bunch of burger photos, I had an abundance of leftover ingredients, including this beautiful prime rib, which I felt would be a shame to put it in my freezer (it gives everything terrible freezer burn), so I set out a plan to cook it right away!
I kept it simple, rubbing the prime rib with thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper, and roasted it with a bunch of beautiful vegetables. The only thing left to do, was find a hot date! Fortunately my girlfriend loves red meat, vegetables, and me, so that was an easy sell! Oh yeah, and I had the red wine ready to go…It was an offer she couldn’t refuse!
Posted in Beef, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Red Meat, Roast
Tagged dinner, Garlic, how to cook a prime rib, how to cooking a standing rib roast, prime rib, standing rib roast, thyme
This post is inspired by neglect! Specifically by two things I’ve been neglecting – blogging, and my poor little slow cooker, tucked away under the sink. I suppose it could also be about my neglect for cooking substantial meals, as of late.. Not much has changed over the past several months, I’m still very busy, which is awesome! I’ve been doing some cooking, but not as much as normal, and just haven’t been able to dedicate time to blogging.
Thanks to all the food photography projects I’ve been working, my fridge has been seeing a constant flow of ingredients, and after a couple of photoshoots, it just so happened that I had all the makings of chili! The perfect thing to cook when you’re busy. Just toss it in the slow cooker, and let it go. If you want to illustrate your recipes I recommend to use royalty free images which will make them look more colorful.
Posted in Beef, Dinner, Easy, meat, Red Meat, Slow Cooker, soup, Vegetable
Tagged beans, chili, chilli, ground beef, how to make chili in a slow cooker, kidney beans, Slow Cooker, slow cooker chili, slow-cooking, tomato, vegetables
Lately I have been very busy with work, which is great, but being self-employed, it often means I keep very strange hours, without a lot of structure to my day. As a result, my diet gets pretty messed up. Instead of having a work day broken up into 2 breaks and a lunch, I might wake up at 10:00AM one day, work until 4:00 in the morning, then have to get up at 7:00am the next day for a photoshoot, and due to the typical quick turnaround, stay up very lately again editing everything. I always eat breakfast (thank goodness!), but without structured breaks in my day, I might go 8 hours before realizing I haven’t ate anything substantial, which is BAD!
This past week, I’ve been focusing on having more structured meal times, and actually taking the time to cook something, instead of making a sandwich, eggs, or *GASP* toast with peanut butter and jam (I eat this way more than I would like to admit…it has become an addiction since I’ve started making my own sourdough bread). Even though I have been cooking regularly this week, I hadn’t taken the time to do anything for the blog, so after re-stocking my fridge with groceries, I was motivated to whip something up!
Posted in Dinner, Pork, Vegetable
Tagged broccoli, comfort food, dinner, kale, pan gravy, pan roasted, Pork, pork chop, Potato, winter meals
What’s more Halloween than making dip out of pumpkin, and stuffing it inside of a pumpkin? Nothing! That’s what!
Just kidding… These Mississippi “Blood” Pies, and Spooky Apple Cider Punch are pretty damn Halloween too!
When Carlene and I agreed to do a Halloween segment on CTV Morning Live, we both thought it would be great to do recipes that were very “Halloween”, but would be equally appropriate served to a group of kids, yet not too childish that you couldn’t make them for a group of adults! I think we found a great middle ground, so let’s get to the dip!
Posted in Appetizer
Tagged autumn, Bacon, caramelized onion, caramelized onion dip, halloween appetizer, halloween dip, halloween party, october, onion & bacon dip, pumpkin, pumpkin dip, pumpkin onion
OMG ARE THOSE LITTLE HEADS!?
It’s that time of year again where the ghosts, goblins and ghouls come out from their dark corners to haunt little children…and for adults to stuff our faces with delicious chocolate, candy, drinks and treats. That’s right, it’s Halloween. Bob and I were invited back to do another cooking segment with CTV Morning Live with a Halloween twist. We kept true to who we are, Bob covering the savory, while I dived into the sweeter side of Halloween with a Dexter inspired chocolate pie. Let’s get to the recipe so you can make it for your spooky Halloween party!
Posted in Dessert, Pie
Tagged blood, cake, cherry, chocolate, cream, crust, dexter, easy, halloween, mississippi, murder, mystery, party, pie, theme, vampire, whipped
It seems as though I’m having a bit of a moment with pumpkin these days…Fortunately, this post moves away from “pumpkin spice” and features a different spice.
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side, soup
Tagged autumn, cilantro, curry, curry pumpkin, curry pumpkin soup, curry soup, easy, easy soup, fall, how to make pumpkin soup, pumpkin, squash, squash soup
My recent adventures in pizza began last week, when I had a few people over for pizza before heading to the Beach House concert. Although I made many delicious pizzas, given that I was hosting people, I didn’t have time to take any pictures for the blog! Fortunately I had a bunch of dough leftover, and some free time, so I went about making some more delicious pizza for the blog.
Posted in Dinner, Lunch, Pizza
Tagged Bacon, brussel sprouts, Cheddar, cheese, italian, italian pizza, italian sausage, mozzarella, no knead pizza dough, no-knead, pizza, spicy italian sausage pizza
This pizza has been on my mind for quite some time! After the popularity of my Beet, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese, I thought that same idea would transfer quite well into pizza format! I was definitely right! Not only does this pizza look beautiful, the flavours were awesome.
Posted in Dinner, Lunch, Pizza
Tagged arugula, balsamic vinegar, beet, beet arugula feta pizza, beet pizza, feta cheese, honey, macedonian feta cheese, no knead pizza dough, pizza