My family has always been big on leftovers, and as a result I embrace the ability to re-purpose yesterdays meal into something new and delicious! More often than not, it’s something simple like a sandwich or quesadilla, but depending on what you’re left with you can make some pretty awesome meals! In this case, after a work related function, my mom was left with a bunch of roast beef and potatoes, which became this delicious twice baked potato!
Scouring my fridge for complementary ingredients, I found blue cheese and mushrooms, which goes great with both roast beef and potatoes! Combine all of those things together and you have a great side dish or appetizer for your dinner!
Posted in Appetizer, Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, left overs, Potato, Roast, Side
Tagged beef, blue cheese, easy, leftovers, mushroom, Potato, recipe, roast beef, Roasted, sour cream, twice-baked
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
Yesterday I posted a simple Roasted Cauliflower recipe, and today I am following it up with this delicious roasted cauliflower mash! Given how impressed I was with the flavour of the roasted cauliflower, I was even more impressed with these faux mashed potatoes! They were awesome!
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Side, Vegetable
Tagged alternative, Cauliflower, comfort food, easy, gravy, healthy, mash, mashed, mashed potatoes, olive oil, oven, Potato, recipe, Roasted, side, snack
In a continuation of my previous post for Baked French Fries I present to you the always delicious Poutine! This is super easy to make, and I know some of you will shame me for not using REAL gravy, but I gotta say, that salty, delicious instant gravy tastes wonderful on these fries. Guilty pleasure? Maybe.
Anyways, you can’t beat the speed of this one. Baked french fries to Poutine in like 5 minutes! Sounds good to me!
This is more of a guideline than a recipe, because well, who am I to tell you how much gravy and cheese curds you should be putting on your fries!
Bake some fries first, and proceed to recipe!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Potato, Side, Snack, Snack
Tagged Bacon, baked, cheese, cheese curds, curds, easy, french fries, french fry, green onion, healthy, montreal, poutine, recipe
Anyone who buys those bags of frozen french fries is just cheating themselves. Especially if you have potatoes in your cupboard. These things are so simple, so delicious, and just look at how beautiful they are! Your frozen potato sticks don’t come close! Grab a russet potato, slice it up, bake it and feel the guilt wash away as you eat these non-deep fried homemade beauties (and then feel guilty as you realize you just ate a ton…oops!). Stay tuned for a much less guilt-free recipe coming in the next day or two using these tasty things! (can you guess what it might be??)
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Healthy, Potato, Side
Tagged alternative, baked, crispy, crunchy, easy, french fries, fries, healthy, homemade, oven, Potato, recipe, russet
Once again Bon Appetit is appealing to my taste buds with this recipe. Pork chops are a regular staple in my diet, I love acorn squash, AND simple recipes! Although I’ve never been a huge fan of cilantro, it was perfect in this recipe, really complimenting the flavour of the squash seeds, I actually found myself eating the extra seeds mixed with fresh chopped cilantro! As always, I made a few modifications to the recipe, cutting it down to a single serving, and using the acorn squash seeds instead of pumpkin seeds. It also said to shell the seeds, which I definitely was not going to take the time to do! Instead I left them whole and roughly chopped them as stated in the recipe, and it tasted great!
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, Pork, Side, Vegetable
Tagged acorn squash, bon appetit, bon appetit magazine, cilantro, easy, lime, Pork, pork chop, recipe, squash, squash seed vinaigrette, Vinaigrette
To go along with the pulled pork Carlene was making for our Sunday family supper, I wanted a bright, tangy slaw to contrast the rich, smokey pulled pork flavour. With that idea in mind, I went with a cabbage/apple slaw, and started mixing in ingredients until I got what I was looking for!
Posted in Dinner, Pork, Salad, Sandwich, Side, Vegetable
Tagged Apple, citrus, coleslaw, granny smith, Pork, pulled pork, purple cabbage, recipe, Sandwich, side, slaw, tangy
Even though I love salad, for whatever reason, I never make it for myself. With that realization, I decided it was time to experiment. After tossing some ideas around (bad pun?), this is what I came up with!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Apple, earthy, egg, Garlic, hearty, leeks, Lemon, lunch, mushroom, pine nut, recipe, Salad, side, spinach, yolk
After making “The Canadian”, I had an abundance of pepperoni and mozzarella cheese leftover. In my efforts to use the rest of it, I had a stroke of genius, creating Pepperoni Stuffed Mozzarella Sticks! Having never made homemade mozzarella sticks, I thought stuffing pepperoni in them might not be the smartest move, but screw it! I did it anyways! While the process of making them was a little tedious, the end result was delicious! Here’s how it went down!
Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Fried, Side
Tagged breaded, cheesy, deep fried, Fried, homemade, marinara, mozzarella, Panko, pepperoni, stick, stuffed
After working way too many hours this week, I’m finally getting some well deserved R & R this long weekend, at my girlfriends family’s gorgeous cabin in Columbia Lake, BC. Being so busy at work, I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties, and relaxing at a cabin goes hand in hand with having plenty to eat and drink, which just so happens to go hand in hand with a little blogging!
Not a bad view!
After a friendly neighbour brought over some delicious Taber corn (adding to the already abundant supply on hand), a corn related recipe was definitely in order! Having seen several variations of corn salsa online and in magazines, I decided it was time to whip up my own!
Posted in Appetizer, Barbecue, Lunch, Side, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged avocado, barbecued, charred, cilantro, Corn, dip, guacamole, lime, onion, Roasted, salsa, side, summer, tomato