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.
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
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
Squash season is upon us! Unfortunately along with squash comes fall (which is beautiful), but it means winter is that much closer, and that means freezing cold weather! Fortunately, we have recipes to remedy that, like this delicious soup recipe from the always reliable Bon Appetit.
Posted in Dinner, Lunch, soup
Tagged bon appetit, butternut squash, butternut squash soup, cold weather, fall, how to make butternut squash soup, sage, sage cream, soup, squash, winter
Guilty confession: I made this recipe two years ago…blog posts don’t get better with age, so don’t ask me why I haven’t posted it until now! I had all of the pictures edited and everything, all I needed to do was type up the recipe and hit publish! But that’s all in the past now, so let’s just enjoy some duck curry!
This recipe initially piqued my interest because of the main ingredient: duck. When cooked properly, duck is delicious, and thanks to my uncle who is a hunting guide, my family has a constant supply of free duck! This curry was very flavourful and had just the right amount of heat!
Posted in Dinner, Duck, soup
Tagged aubergine, coconut milk, curry, dinner, duck, duck breast, eggplant, recipe, spicy, wok
Yesterday was wine and cheese, and today I present another classic pairing: tomato soup and grilled cheese! Sometimes the simplest pairings are the most delicious, such is the case with this grilled cheese. Gooey cheese and a layer of concentrated tomato soup spread on each slice brings that classic flavour right into the palm of your hands. No spoons needed!
Posted in Cheese, grilled cheese, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich, soup
Tagged 2013, april, campbell's, classic, grilled cheese, national grilled cheese month, soup, tomato, tomato soup
Sorry for being a bit absent on the blog lately and an even bigger thanks to Bob for carrying things along and posting some really delicious recipes. Last night I was pretty hungry and after avoiding groceries for the past three weeks, the only thing I really had in my fridge was celery… yup you heard me… boring ol’ celery. So I chopped a bunch up and just started creating and this is what I came up with. It was a great little soup that would best be served as a side soup or an appetizer to a great sandwich (perhaps one of Bob’s fabulous grilled cheeses). Let’s continue to the recipe. Continue reading
Posted in Easy, soup, Vegetable
Tagged appetizer, celery, easy, Fast, healthy, lentil, quick, Quinoa, recipe, side, soup
Roughly a week ago my good friend (and uber-ultra-superbly talented photographer), Lauren made this soup during one of our little editing date nights and I just LOVED it! It was light, hearty and full of flavour. I knew I’d have to recreate it. Luckily for me, I already had all of the simple ingredients in my fridge. Let’s get to this great and easy soup! Continue reading
Posted in Easy, Fresh herbs, Gluten Free, Healthy, soup, Vegetable
Tagged beet, easy, healthy, hearty, quick, soup, vegetable
If you’ve been ready the blog for the past little while, you’ll know that I’m on a bit of a lentil kick. These little guys are packed with flavour, fibre, protein and vitamins, so what’s not to love! This easy fall soup is just an extension of my love. Two loves actually because it comes from the Kraft ‘What’s Cooking’ Recipe Flyer (I always find great recipe in those!), I slightly altered the recipe, but nothing huge. But let’s get to the recipe! Continue reading
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Gluten Free, Healthy, Lunch, soup, Vegetable
Tagged biscuits, carrot, Cheddar, cheese, dill, easy, healthy, lentil, red, soup, wheat, whole
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the fifteenth and FINAL week of the JC100! FIFTEEN WHOLE WEEKS, that’s three and a half months…105 DAYS…nearly a third of a year! And of course, the final dish is one of Julia’s flagship recipes – Boeuf Bourguignon. This couldn’t have worked out better, as my mother made beef stew on Sunday, and had purchased about 5 pounds of stewing beef. Suspecting that this recipe was coming, I made sure she set aside 3 pounds in case my premonitions came true!
As a stew described by Julia Child as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man”, I was definitely looking forward to the end result of this rather laborious recipe. Though I can’t say whether this was man-kinds most delicious beef dish, as I am no connoisseur of beef stews, it definitely did not disappoint! The stew was rich, hearty and had an array of wonderful flavours!
Buckle up, this is a long one!
Posted in Beef, Dinner, JC100, Red Meat, soup
Tagged Bacon, beef, boeuf, bourguignon, burgundy, dinner, french, jc100, julia child, mastering the art of french cooking, red, stew, supper, week 15, wine
Well let me start this post off with explaining why this recipe is a bit late…. Saskatchewan was slammed with a heat and humidity wave all of last week and the last place I wanted to be was inside, let alone my kitchen (my house was 27°C in the evening…. I don’t even want to know what the humidity levels were inside) and to start boiling a hot pot of soup….Nope – no thanks! Originally, I was hoping to do some walleye fishing and use some local fish, but then got rained out on that plan. Because of the rain, I headed to the grocery store to buy some seafood and was happy that I found some mussels. To continue the adventure, when I got home I opened the package and was hit with the nasty smell of seafood gone bad – wowza, talk about an awful smell. Note to others: if the mussels are even SLIGHTLY open, they have spoiled! So much for mussels in the soup. I was a bit sad too because I knew their beautiful shells would add an extra dimension to the plating. But in good news, the heat cooled off thanks to buckets of rain and I was able to make the soup. So now that it’s here, let’s get to this recipe… Continue reading
Posted in Easy, Fish, Fresh herbs, Healthy, JC100, Seafood, soup, Summer Fresh
Tagged 100, bouillabaisse, child, cod, fresh, julia, mediterranean, seafood, shrimp, soup