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
When I first saw this recipe in Bon Appetit, it was so strange, I couldn’t not try it. I showed it to my room-mates, Celeste and Ross, and we were all intrigued enough to test it out.
Of course, we couldn’t just leave the recipe alone, so we added a fried egg, and the results were quite amazing! After eating it, we realized this toast actually made perfect sense! It had a lot of flavours typically used in Asian cuisine, with its use of peanut, sriracha, green onion, cilantro, and lime.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Egg, Lunch
Tagged bon appetit, cilantro, fried egg, peanut butter, recipe, sriracha, sriracha and peanut butter toast, toast
I’m gonna go right ahead and say that I have the best room-mates ever! Nathan is an executive chef, Ross is a cook, and Celeste is a pastry Chef. Needless to say, some pretty awesome culinary happenings have a tendency of going down here!
Thanks to Celeste’s sourdough starter she calls “Fester”, we have a steady supply of fresh sourdough bread being baked up every few days. Last night as Celeste made a couple loaves, she did some experimentation with one of them, and added sesame seeds. Not only did it turn out delicious, but it inspired me to create an “Asian Steak Sandwich”, which was not only beautiful, but delicious!
Posted in Barbecue, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Steak
Tagged asian, asian steak sandwich, Barbecue, bok choy, cilantro, hoisin, recipe, Sandwich, sesame, sriracha, Steak, steak sandwich
Barbecue season is upon us, warm weather is here, and summer is on its way! Thanks to a very busy several months being stuck in my basement, editing a TV show, I am now experiencing uncontrollable cravings for warm weather and vitamin D! Fortunately, the weekly deadlines are done, and my schedule is a little more flexible, so I can finally enjoy this wonderful weather!
Posted in Barbecue, Dinner, International Food, Pork, Vegetable
Tagged asian, asian brine, barbecued pork, cilantro, dinner, noodle bowl, Pork, recipe, supper, vermicelli, vermicelli salad
Well it’s sad to say, but Bob and I haven’t blogged in over a month (and largely Bob’s been steering the blog ship with more recent posts – thanks Bob). But we’ve both been busy just soaking up life, getting our hands dirty with our careers and our photography/videography businesses, but last weekend we did have a enough time to get in a sibling wild boar hunt. Yup, you heard correctly, a wild boar hunt. Bob was behind the camera recording an episode for Maximus Outdoor TV and I was behind my new archery bow. The hunt was successful with a large boar (click HERE if you want to see a photo) and when you put in work into providing your own meat, along with the guidance from our outfitter Wild Boar Adventures, you really want to make sure you follow up with a delicious tasting meal. So let’s get to it, because this recipe is exactly that! Continue reading
Posted in Healthy, meat, wild game
Tagged archery, boar, bow, cilantro, dinner, game, hunting, meat, recipe, Rice, shoulders, wild
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
HOLY MOLY…feels like I stuffed half of Mexico inside me with this one i’m so full! Carbs on carbs on carbs, refried beans, spicy Mexican green sauce, fresh salsa, loads of cheese, queso fresco, avocado, the list goes on! My stomach can’t take it anymore! Visiting the local Mexican grocery store El Mercado Las Palapas for the first time, not only was I welcomed by wonderful Mexican goods, but by not-so-quiet whispers coming from behind the cash register.
“He looks just like Damian Lewis!”…
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, avocado, cheese, cilantro, Grilled, mexican, mexico, national grilled cheese month, queso fresco, refried beans, salsa
I have a “bad blogger” moment to admit to: Before Christmas time I made roughly 150+ perogies and ate them all… yes all of them… k well not all of them because I did share a few dozen with friends and family… but the large majority….. without taking a single picture of them or blogging them. Now full of blogger shame, this past weekend I decided to whip up another batch. However, I must be clinically insane because I’ve made over 300 perogies with this ginormous batch. So everyone can expect one thing: more perogy recipes will be appearing on the blog. Who knows – maybe I will be the Perogy Princess while Bob is the Grilled Cheese King. Let’s get to this ethnic hybrid of perogies! Continue reading
Posted in Perogy
Tagged butter, cilantro, cream, curry, dough, ginger, india, indian, perogi, perogy, pierogi, pierogy, pirogi, pyrogie, pyrogy, pyrohy, recipe, Sour, turmeric, ukraine, ukrainian, Varenyky
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
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