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
I have had visions of creating a salad in this style for quite some time and finally got around to actually doing it the other day! Along with fancying up the presentation of a watermelon salad, I wanted to try marinating watermelon and this was the perfect opportunity!
Initially I had plans to add some baby arugula into the dish, unfortunately when I went to the grocery store they were all out, so I just had to make do without it!
This salad really transforms the watermelon into a savoury dish that felt surprisingly hearty! Marinating the watermelon adds subtle hints of lemon, honey and balsamic to the freshness of the watermelon, and pairing it with the feta, mint, bacon and red onion makes it much more savoury. Topping it all of with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar gives it a bit of needed acidity and a nice tang!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Fruit, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Bacon, Balsamic, cheese, easy, Fancy, Feta, fruit, marinated watermelon, mint, recipe, red onion, Salad, summer, vinegar, watermelon, watermelon salad
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
This is one of those “non-recipe” recipes, where I just toss a bunch of ingredients on something until i’m satisfied! Those are the best kind of recipes anyways, right?
Now you may have noticed this isn’t actually a pizza, more a faux-pizza, using delicious toppings you might find on a pizza but rather than pizza dough, I use a portobello mushroom! Low-carb and delicious, not that I particularly care about low-carb, but I DO care about delicious!
Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Pizza, Side, Vegetable
Tagged calabrese, capocollo, cheese, italian, low carb, mushroom, parmesan, pizza, Portobello, recipe, red onion, ricotta, salami, substitute
In the final round of steak leftovers, I give you one more steak and blue cheese inspired dish! Probably one of the most typical ways to use up leftover steak is in a sandwich of course! This one is pretty much a combination of the last two dishes I posted, but stuck between two slices of bread! Once again using the tangy blue cheese dressing, loading the sandwich with veggies, steak, and even some leftover caramelized onions! YUM!
Posted in Barbecue, Cheese, Dinner, left overs, Lunch, Sandwich, Vegetable
Tagged Bacon, Barbecue, blue cheese, blue cheese dressing, caramelized onion, cucumber, easy, leftovers, recipe, Sandwich, Steak, tomato
After making the amazing Bacon & Blue Cheese Steak the other day, rather then just heat up the leftovers, I wanted to make something delicious and blog-worthy! Continuing on with the blue cheese and bacon theme, I settled on making a delicious steak salad with bacon blue cheese dressing for lunch!
It was great! Fresh romaine lettuce, topped with tender steak and a tangy homemade blue cheese dressing made a refreshing, yet hearty lunch!
Posted in Barbecue, Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Grilled, left overs, Lunch, Red Meat, Salad, Steak
Tagged Bacon, Barbecue, blue cheese, dressing, Grilled, leftovers, lunch, mayonnaise, recipe, Salad, sirloin, sour cream, Steak, tangy
Tomorrow (or I guess today once this post is published), I will be making my way to New York for the first time, where I will most certainly be enjoying a slice of pizza or two! In the spirit of New York and pizza, I felt this recipe that has been hanging out in my blog archives for quite some time needed to be shared!
This awesome pizza uses Jim Lahey’s amazing “no-knead” pizza dough, making it ridiculously easy to make! You basically just put everything in a bowl the night before, and voila, the next day it has become an amazing pizza dough! Now that’s my kind of recipe! Of course, I had to add a little bit extra to it, because following a recipe to the tee is never as much fun!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Pizza
Tagged dough, easy, Goat Cheese, homemade, jim lahey, mushroom, no-knead, pizza, recipe, spinach, thin crust
I have some exciting news to announce! After making a promotional video for National Grilled Cheese Month (watch it if you haven’t!), I was contacted by Tablespoon.com (a website under the General Mills brand). They wanted to know if I had made the video (I did!), as they were interested in a video partnership to produce similar content for their website! After emailing back and forth, we decided a great topic for the first video/blog post would be “How to Roll a Spring Roll”.
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Healthy, How To, Lunch, Tablespoon.com, Video, Wrap
Tagged Chicken, cold roll, easy, food video, general mills, how to roll spring rolls, recipe, recipe video, spring roll, summer roll, tablespoon.com, video, Vietnamese
Today I found myself with an abundance of hot dogs in my fridge and no hot dog buns to be found. Now some people may just give up right there. Not me.
I was determined to eat two hot dogs for lunch.
I could have settled on eating them bunless, or on a slice of bread, but that just wasn’t doing it for me. Then I saw mini tortillas in my freezer, and I knew what I had to do…
Posted in Dinner, Fried, Lunch, Pork
Tagged Barbecue, BBQ, frank, Fried, hot dog, pigs in a poncho, recipe, summer, tortilla, tortilla wrapped hot dog, weiner
Here is a recipe I created the same day I made the delicious Smoked Salmon Bagel Grilled Cheese. Given that I wanted to keep things grilled cheese focused during April, I have kept from posting it until now! Although for anybody following me on Instagram, you might remember seeing it!
As I have previously mentioned, I’m not crazy about smoked salmon, often finding it far too pungent, but it’s a whole different story here! Well balanced with a number of other ingredients, namely fresh dill, capers and sour cream, the smoked salmon enters into a beautiful union of flavours!
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, Fresh herbs, Lunch, Potato, Salad, Side
Tagged bagel, capers, dill, lox, Potato, potato salad, recipe, Salad, salmon, smoked salmon, sour cream