Today I realized I hadn’t posted anything on this blog for the last month and a half…since starting this blog over three years ago, it’s been updated fairly regularly, and while there have been slow months, there has always been a few new recipes each month…until now…almost. Coming to that realization, I knew I needed to take some time today and at least post one thing, because I feel really bad about how neglected this blog has become.
For those who have been sticking around, I thank you! I definitely don’t want to neglect the blog, and have no plans to stop blogging, it’s just been a very busy several months. All though things are quite busy, it’s awesome and a blessing when starting your own business! Although I have been away from the blog, I’ve been doing plenty of food related work. I’ve continued shooting recipe videos and blogging for tablespoon.com, creating and managing a visual marketing campaign for Ayden Kitchen & Bar (Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay’s new restaurant), and more recently becoming the video editor for a hunting TV show! It’s been a busy few months, and I don’t see it slowing down, but i’m learning a ton, and getting better at managing several projects at once!
Posted in breakfast, Dinner, Egg, Healthy, Vegetable
Tagged breakfast, breakfast squash, dinner, egg, healthy, low carb, pasta alternative, spaghetti squash
It’s that time of the year… Squash season!
Thanks to my mother planting copious amount of spaghetti squash this year, I have been racking my brain, trying to think of different ways to use that delicious vegetable! In the past, I have always kept it quite simple, roasting the spaghetti squash, then mixing in some diced tomato and onion, which makes a perfectly delicious meal. But this time I wanted to really take advantage of the squash and the fact that it makes a perfect little boat for other ingredients when cut in half.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Roast, Vegetable
Tagged baked, basil, dinner, easy, Goat Cheese, healthy, low carb, onion, recipe, Roasted, spaghetti, spaghetti squash, spinach, squash, tomato
I must say September was a pretty pitiful month for blogging and I apologize for that! It’s not that I haven’t been cooking anything, I just haven’t been taking the time to edit the images, and write up a blog post. I’ve got a few recipes that are quite timely for this fall season, so you can expect a little more blogging this month!
Let’s start with this delicious meal featuring some wonderful ingredients from my mothers garden! The stars of the dish are delicious onions that have been drizzled with balsamic vinegar and roasted, as well as a hearty pork chop finished with chive butter. My house smelled so good after making this, it was a low level of torture, having to wait to eat this while smelling it and taking pictures.
Posted in Dinner, Fresh herbs, Pork, Roast, Side
Tagged Balsamic, balsamic vinegar, chive butter, comfort food, dinner, fall, pan roasted, Pork, pork chop, red onion, Roast, roast onions, winter
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
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
This potato was delicious. My only beef, is every time I think of the name I can’t help but think of David Hasselhoff. What is a Hasselback anyways? Could it be David Hasselhoff’s back? I’ve suddenly lost my appetite…
Watch us enjoy this on CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon!
Posted in Dinner, Potato
Tagged aluminum foil, Bacon, baked potato, campfire, campfire recipes, camping, camping recipes, dinner, hasselback, onion, recipe, roasted potato
Anybody else out there enjoy the awkward and hilarious online cooking show made by food blog Bon Appetempt? About two months ago, I was going on a 3AM Vimeo food video binge when I came across Bon Appetempt’s “30-Minute Meal?” video. Shortly after discovering Bon Appetempt, I began watching their videos and not so shortly after, I had finished all of them. They are awesome. Go see for yourself!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Healthy, Turkey
Tagged alternative, Bacon, dinner, ground turkey, healthy, meatballs, onion, Panko, recipe, spinach, turkey, turkey meatballs
Made a lobster roll? Still got leftovers? Don’t like lobster rolls? Love pasta? Well then this dish is for you! Another easy recipe utilizing leftover (or fresh) lobster. Given that i’m not a huge fan of really rich pasta sauce, I have made a butter free sauce, allowing the lobster and parmesan cheese to provide plenty of rich, hearty flavour!
Posted in Dinner, left overs, Pasta, Seafood
Tagged alfredo, alfredo sauce, cream, dinner, homemade alfredo sauce, homemade pasta sauce, lobster, pasta, recipe, sauce
Every time I cook a recipe from Bon Appetit, I am consistently impressed with how good it is, and this one is no exception! What a great trio of flavours this dish had. At it’s base there was rich, flaky salmon with a beautiful pan-seared crust, on a bed of hearty collard greens, finished off with a side of cool, refreshing Radish Raita. Having never actually eaten collard greens, and having seen them recently at the local Sobey’s, my interest was peaked when I came across this recipe in Bon Appetit’s March issue.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, Seafood, Vegetable
Tagged bon appetit, colard greens, collard, dinner, easy, Fast, fresh, greek yogurt, march, pan roasted, radish, radish raita, raita, recipe, salmon