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
After a perfect afternoon of ice fishing (okay well not perfect-perfect, because we didn’t even get a single bite and almost hit a deer with the truck – literally missing it by centimeters, but it was perfect in the sense that we got to spend some time enjoying the great Canadian outdoors)…. okay back on topic, after icing fishing, the Good Man and I headed home for a lovely prepared dinner thanks to our good friend, the slow cooker (aka. the crock pot). This recipe for pulled pork is sweet, savoury with a bit of a kick and most of all, the meat is tender and delicious! We served it up with some Whole Wheat Biscuits and a basic Caesar Salad and the meal was complete. But let’s get to the recipe, so you can get cooking! Continue reading
Posted in Easy, left overs, Pork
Tagged cooker, crock, dinner, easy, Pork, pot, pulled, quick, recipe, savoury, slow, Slow Cooker, spicy, supper, Sweet
I have been dreaming about making Porchetta like the one from Vancouver’s Meat & Bread (an amazingly good sandwich shop), but before I bought all the ingredients, I wanted to test this recipe first. After modifying it a bit for a small pork loin, I can happily say the seasoning is definitely similar to Meat & Bread’s, and with crackling and all, this would be pretty amazing!
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, Pork
Tagged dinner, herb rub, meat & bread, meat and bread, Pork, pork loin, recipe, salsa verde, spice rub, supper, zesty
Here we go with another grilled cheese! This recipe was actually the sandwich I was originally going to do for our CTV Morning Live cooking segment before they suggested a game day theme! No problems switching things up on our end, it just means extra blog posts! Since we were going to do holiday inspired recipes, this is what I created. Not only does it get you ready for Christmas, it gives all our American followers more leftover ideas!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, left overs, Lunch, Sandwich, Turkey
Tagged basil, Brie, cheese, christmas, cranberry, cranberry sauce, dinner, grilled cheese, leftovers, Sandwich, thanksgiving, turkey
Now I know some of you guys(/girls) will disagree with me here, but often times I feel the need to expand my cooking/blogging repertoire by focusing on more non-sandwich dishes. Of course the pull of the almighty sandwich is a strong one, and soon enough, I find myself relapsing with yet another grilled cheese recipe on my hands. Fortunately, my Grilled Cheese support group (a.k.a our faithful readers!), make me realize there is no shame in creating one more grilled cheese!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, Sandwich
Tagged basil, cheese, dinner, Grilled, grilled cheese, lunch, margarita, margherita, mozzarella, neopolitan, pizza, Sandwich, sauce, tomato
I’ve been feeling guilty lately.
Guilty because it has been A LOOONG time since i’ve gone to the gym (which I used to do regularly), and guilty because my blogging output has been pitiful the last couple months.
With big intentions to go to the gym today, I got home from work to find this delicious looking focaccia bread on my counter. This is where my resolutions fail me.
Food blogger guilt takes over.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Grilled, grilled cheese, Lunch, Pizza, Sandwich
Tagged Bacon, canadian, dinner, easy, grilled cheese, lunch, mozzarella, mushroom, pepperoni, pizza, Sandwich
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
We were recently contacted by Cookin’ Greens to create a unique and tasty using some of their fresh frozen vegetable mixes. Bob & I decided that creating a veggie packed BBQ pizza would be the best option! Now here is something cool about Cookin’ Greens which I really appreciate: all their frozen veggies (chopped kale, chopped spinach, chopped rapini, Designer Mix and the Athlete’s Mix) are frozen within six hours after being freshly farm picked, then are double washed, double blanched, chopped and flash frozen to seal in the maximum amount of nutrition and flavour. Because of Cookin’ Greens intense process, you can find these frozen veggies in the organic isle. But I’m hungry, so let’s get to the recipe! Continue reading
Posted in Barbecue, Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Pizza, Review, Vegetable
Tagged Barbecue, BBQ, cheese, cookin, dinner, easy, fresh, goat, greens, healthy, pizza, summer, vegetable
It’s hard to believe we are already on week eight of the Julia Child celebration. This week’s French cooking assignment was a roasted chicken. Like Bob & I’s other posts, we wanted to jazz things up a bit so we did a lemon dill roasted chicken. Is it possible to ever go wrong with lemon and dill?! This chicken was moist, full of flavour and easy to make! Let’s get to the recipe so you can start cooking it too! Continue reading
Posted in Chicken, Easy, Fresh herbs, How To, JC100
Tagged 100, birthday, celebration, Chicken, child, dill, dinner, easy, french, jc100, julia, Kitchen, Lemon, moist, Roast, Roasted, supper, tasty, wisdom, year