I have been the fortunate recipient of a very large box of crab apples…
Unfortunately most of them aren’t ripe…
Having been picked a couple weeks too early, they are quite sour. In my efforts to use them up, I have been cooking the apples to sweeten them and using them as an oatmeal topping. As I was cooking the apples, it dawned on me “why am I not posting this on the blog?”. Of course, once that crossed my mind, I grabbed my camera and took a few shots so I could share it with all of you wonderful people!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Fruit, Pie
Tagged Apple, apple pie, apple pie oatmeal, apple pie spice, breakfast, crab apples, oatmeal, quick oats, recipe
I’ve been all about making food with fun names these days. Blueberry Cla-foo-tee, chicken catch-a-tory, they are fun to say and even more fun to eat! As part of our back-to-school special for CTV Morning Live, Carlene and I were tasked with making easy, budget friendly meals for students. Carlene settled on making the always tasty Vietnamese cold rolls; an easy to make, inexpensive, and light meal. Taking the alternate route, I went with a comfort classic that’s easy to make and easy on the budget!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Pasta
Tagged budget, budget friendly, cheap, Chicken, chicken cacciatore, chicken thighs, comfort food, dinner, italian, pasta, recipe, student
I can’t believe it’s September already. Where did this summer go? I’m not sure if it was having the snow stay into early May or just being so busy, but this summer seemed to wiz right by. With September here in full force, so is school. Yup that’s right – back to the books, the late night studies, copious amounts of coffee and the ever growing wealth of knowledge. When CTV Morning Live contacted us about doing another segment, this time anchored around budget and student friendly meals, Bob and I agreed to the challenge (the video of the segment is posted below – tune in to see who received the “dunce” cap). Bob made some flavour packed chicken cacciatore and my rival dish was one of my favourite foods: Vietnamese cold rolls. Let’s get to my recipe (which by the way costs an average of $2.49 CAD for a serving of four cold rolls).
Posted in Appetizer, Easy, Healthy
Tagged appetizer, budget, Chicken, cold, dinner, easy, Fast, fresh, friendly, lunch, meal, Pork, quick, roll, snack, spring, student, vegetable, Vietnamese
I think i’m gonna start baking this dessert just so I can keep saying “and for dessert we have a delicious Cla-foo-teeee”. It just sounds so fancy! Not to mention it’s super delicious and easy to make.
Posted in breakfast, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, pancake
Tagged blueberry, breakfast, clafoutis, dessert, easy, french, pancake, recipe, summer
Continuing on with the pizza and pesto of the previous posts, here is a pizza stacked with some awesome flavours! Delicious fresh pesto, juicy mushrooms, savoury red onion, finished off with the smokey flavour of creamy smoked gouda! A pizza that not only looks great, but tastes awesome too!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, Pizza
Tagged basil, Garlic, gouda, mushroom, no-knead, pesto, pizza, recipe, red onion, smoked gouda, thin crust
In a never ending quest to expand my culinary horizons and due to a large amount of fresh basil in my fridge, I decided it was time to try making pesto for the first time!
It certainly won’t be my last!
This stuff was delicious! I ate a significant amount just “taste-testing” the pesto and I had to stop myself before it got out of hand and I ate it all! Along with trying my hand at pesto, I figured why not shoot a video for it too right!? I wanted to try a different editing style on this video, and decided to channel my inner James Brown and make a funky piece of music to go along with my vision. I gotta say I’m pretty happy with the results!
Posted in Appetizer, Condiment, Easy, Fresh herbs, How To, Video
Tagged basil, basil. pesto, easy, food video, herbs, how to make pesto, how to make pesto video, olive oil, parmesan, pesto, pine nuts, recipe, video
For whatever reason, this week just felt like a pizza week, but truth-be-told, every week could be pizza week because that stuff is freakin’ amazing! Especially with this ridiculously easy pizza dough recipe. It literally takes about 5 minutes to make (maybe less).
For this pizza I decided to keep it simple and go with a classic margherita style pizza with tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, topped off with a sprinkle of salt! So simple, so good!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, Lunch, Pizza, Vegetable
Tagged basil, classic, homemade, how to make pizza, margherita, mozzarella, no-knead, pizza, pizza dough, recipe, simple, tomato
Here is a short and sweet blog post! I just wrapped up my latest Tablespoon.com video, this time it’s about mango! If you have trouble slicing mangoes then you definitely need to watch the video, because it’s easy!
Read the full blog post over at Tablespoon: http://taste-for-adventure.tablespoon.com/2013/07/25/how-to-cut-a-mango/.
Check out the video below:
Posted in Easy, Fruit, How To, Snack, Snack, Tablespoon.com, Video
Tagged cutting a mango, food video, fruit, how to cut a mango, how to slice a mango, Mango, recipe video, video
Did you have braces?
Does the thought of corn terrify you?
If so, I apologize in advance, this post is not for you, but for the sake of others I must go on! In the latest installment of Tablespoon.com videos, I present to you “How to Grill Corn”, a quick recipe video detailing the process of grilling corn in their husks to some bumpin’ tunes (made by yours truly)!
I was blessed with straight teeth, and fortunately didn’t have to exile my pearly whites to years behind bars. As a result, my love for corn has remained strong and every summer when corn is in season, I fully embrace it!
Check out the video below and the full blog post here: http://quick-dish.tablespoon.com/2013/07/17/how-to-grill-corn/.
Posted in Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner, Easy, Grilled, Side, Tablespoon.com, Vegetable, Video
Tagged Barbecue, barbecued corn, BBQ, Corn, general mills, grilled corn, how to grill corn, how to grill corn in husks, how-to, husk, recipe video, summer, tablespoon.com, video
This recipe begins something like this:
“Nooooooo Megan!” I shout, as my girlfriend reaches into the Sobey’s refrigerator, pulling out a box of *gasp* frozen chicken strips!
“Put the box down, step away from the refrigerator!”
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Lunch
Tagged Chicken, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chicken tenders, easy, homemade, how to make, Panko, parmesan, strips, tender