I could say I feel bad about how many squash recipes I have posted over the last several months, but that would be a lie. I don’t feel bad. Squash is delicious! With that proclamation, I give you another recipe with squash in it. Once again, the February issue of Bon Appetit is pulling through big time, this is now the third delicious recipe I have made from it! Perhaps I should become a recipe tester for them?
Anyways, back to the recipe. After looking through the magazine, this one caught my eye, so I made a mental note to try it out. When I ended up with leftover butternut squash puree in my fridge a few days later, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to use it!
Posted in Dinner, Pasta
Tagged bon appetit, butternut, butternut squash, comfort, dinner, fettuccine, pancetta, pasta, pecorino, recipe, sage, squash, winter, winter squash
Typically in winter I crave warm, hearty comfort foods like many others, but for whatever reason, this time I was really craving a salad. Given how cold and snowy it was outside, I figured, why not make this a comforting “winter” salad! With “wintery” ingredients already on hand, like kale and acorn squash, I knew I could whip something tasty up, so away I went.
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side, Vegetable
Tagged acorn, apple cider, apple cider vinaigrette, hearty, kale, pomegranate, recipe, Salad, seeds, spinach, squash, winter
To accompany the Winter Squash Salad I was conjuring up, I decided to whip up an Apple Cider Vinaigrette. I wanted a vinaigrette that had some pretty bright flavours, but still added to the “comfort” of the winter squash salad. The resulting vinaigrette was light, tart, with a touch of sweetness and hints of apple cider spice!
I was little frightened when my room-mate Nathan told me I was going to be in charge of cooking something for “Ethnic Potluck 2014″, a potluck with all the kitchen staff from Ayden Kitchen & Bar. Naturally it’s a little intimidating cooking with chefs of that level, and knowing I had to make a dish from another country didn’t help! Fortunately I got Vietnam, which I felt was one of the less intimidating submissions amongst places such as Peru, Croatia, Morocco, & more. After doing some research, given my love of sandwiches, I knew the Banh Mi was the way to go!
With my research and a little consultation from Nathan, I was ready to prepare my feast of Banh Mi! The end result was delicious! Although I have never actually had a Banh Mi, I think I did pretty darn good, and everyone else seemed quite satisfied with my contribution.
Posted in Barbecue, Bread, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Lunch, Pork, Sandwich
Tagged banh mi, cilantro, dinner, do chuan, how to make a banh mi, lunch, party, Pork, potluck, recipe, Sandwich, traditional, vietnam, Vietnamese, vietnamese bbq pork
This months issue of Bon Appetit is really appealing to my taste-buds! I’ve done the Chicken & Dumplings, the Peanut Butter-Sriracha Toast (which I tried out of pure curiosity and it was actually delicious), and now this pork chop. Not to mention a number of other recipes that have piqued my interest. In my efforts to reduce the amount of meat I keep in my freezer, I will be on a steady diet of pork chops and chicken until it’s all gone!
Last night after thawing out a pork chop, I realized I had some fennel in the fridge, along with a butternut squash puree that I thought would all go perfectly together. Recalling the Fennel Crusted Pork Chop recipe from Bon Appetit, I gave it a go with a few alterations!
Posted in Dinner, Pork, Potato
Tagged bon appetit, butternut squash, Fancy, fennel, fennel crusted pork chop, Pork, pork chop, Potatoes, puree, recipe
Lately I’ve been thinking, rather than trying to cook things off the top of my head, throwing this and that together, I should pick a few recipes to try cooking each week from magazines, blogs, and cookbooks. I’m hoping it not only gets me cooking with different ingredients, but just gets me cooking more in general! I have been eating too many sandwiches for supper lately…
Posted in Chicken, Dinner
Tagged Bacon, bon appetit, Chicken, chicken and dumplings, comfort food, cook the cover, dinner, dumplings, february 2014, meal, mushroom, onion, thyme, winter
I feel really accomplished putting this post up – the blog’s been a bit neglected, but I’m down for the count with pneumonia, so curling up on the couch has allowed me a bit more computer time than normal. So with that, I present to you: Avocado pudding. Yup… Avocado pudding. Now, you’re likely thinking “What? Ew, that’s gross”, but trust me it’s great and you’d never guess that avocados are the main ingredients. This recipe even got the full Dad seal of approval (and from the guy who normally hates ‘hippy’ food). While I like that this recipe is healthy for you, I really enjoy that it’s super fast and easy to make! So let’s get to this dessert recipe.
Posted in Dessert, Easy, Healthy
Tagged avocado, chocolate, clean, cross fit, dessert, easy, eating, eats, Fast, paleo, pudding, treat
It’s that time of year again. Christmas! It’s also time for another BS’ in the Kitchen cooking segment on CTV Morning Live Saskatoon. Given that it is Christmas time, it was only appropriate to do something fitting of the season.
I was first introduced to strata by my girlfriend, whose Mom makes a large one for breakfast every Christmas morning. Being that I’m swamped with work, I really didn’t have time to think up some elaborate Christmas themed recipe, instead opting for a delicious dish that could be easily and quickly made for either a group breakfast, or even as an appetizer! So here you go, Mini Breakfast Strata! It is super delicious!
Posted in Appetizer, breakfast, Cheese, Easy, muffin
Tagged baked, breakfast, breakfast strata, cheese, christmas, easy, group, mini, miniature, muffin tin, puff pastry, recipe, strata
Well I think by the fact alone that I had to ask my brother to get the new password really goes to show how long I’ve been away from the blog! Yeesh! I can’t even think about the last time I’ve done a post, but I’m back and hopefully will post one or two more over the holidays. But like this post, things have been nuts lately between work, photography, life and with pulling days that start at 4:30 am and don’t wrap til 11:30pm, food, cooking and the blog has gotten the serious shaft. But enough talking, let’s get to this recipe: Candied Nuts! This is a great and extremely veristle recipe. Eat the nuts as a snack, as a dessert or a topping to a salad. However you eat it, these perfectly matched sweet and savoury nuts will be sure to please your palette! Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Easy
Tagged almonds, Candied, cashews, christmas, dessert, easy, nuts, peanuts, pecans, Salad, spiced, walnuts
I’ve been having the oatmeal cravings like mad lately. Perhaps it has something to do with the winter and feeling the need for a hearty/healthy breakfast, or maybe it’s because I keep seeing little mason jars filled with oatmeal and other wonderful things online? Just look at that beautiful little jar of goodness! I just want to dig my spoon in right now.
Thanks to my latest Tablespoon.com video project “How to Seed a Pomegranate”, I had an abundance of pomegranate seeds that needed to be used up and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Fruit, Healthy, Snack, Snack
Tagged almond, arils, breakfast, brown sugar, chia seeds, cinnamon, easy, muesli, oatmeal, oats, overnight oatmeal, pomegranate, quick, recipe, yogurt