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
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
After making the amazing Bacon & Blue Cheese Steak the other day, rather then just heat up the leftovers, I wanted to make something delicious and blog-worthy! Continuing on with the blue cheese and bacon theme, I settled on making a delicious steak salad with bacon blue cheese dressing for lunch!
It was great! Fresh romaine lettuce, topped with tender steak and a tangy homemade blue cheese dressing made a refreshing, yet hearty lunch!
Posted in Barbecue, Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Grilled, left overs, Lunch, Red Meat, Salad, Steak
Tagged Bacon, Barbecue, blue cheese, dressing, Grilled, leftovers, lunch, mayonnaise, recipe, Salad, sirloin, sour cream, Steak, 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
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
They say necessity is the mother of invention. How did necessity invent this sandwich you ask? Well one day after work, with bacon in my fridge and sandwiches on my mind, I was finding a BLT VERY necessary. Now here comes the gut wrenching twist…
I had no lettuce.
Posted in Easy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged Asparagus, Bacon, BAT, BLT, different, easy, lunch, new, Sandwich, tomato
Along with wanting to make Baked Onion Rings for quite some time, I had a plan to make Onion Ring Fried Eggs. I had initially come across this great looking recipe, but I wanted to take it to the next level, thus the desire to bake onion rings was born! So in case you didn’t have enough motivation to make Baked Onion Rings, this bonus recipe can give you that extra push!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Egg, Fried, Lunch, Side, Snack, Snack
Tagged baked, breakfast, brunch, crunchy, egg, Fast, food, Fried, greasy, hangover, lunch, onion, ring, runny, side, snack, sunny, up, yolk
Initially I had no plans on posting this recipe and was just making it because I was hungry, but after I made it, cut it in half and tried a little piece that fell out, it was too delicious and beautiful not to post! Fortunately my camera was close by and I snapped a few quick pictures. This is a really simple recipe and a great way to take your regular old sandwich to the next level!
Posted in Bread, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Turkey
Tagged bun, cheese, ciabatta, deli, dinner, easy, lunch, meat, quick, Sandwich, sauteed, spinach, supper, tomato, turkey
Lately, I feel like I haven’t been eating as healthy as I could be, so I decided that tonight I should make something fresh, delicious and most importantly – healthy. After seeing a recipe for quinoa burgers on Pinterest, I decided I had to make them. This meal is also a recipe for my one week food-menu planning – so stay tuned for more recipes! But in true BS fashion, let’s get to this recipe! Continue reading
Posted in Burger, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, Healthy, International Food
Tagged avocado, blood, burger, cheese, dinner, green, healthy, lunch, meal, onion, orange, plan, Quinoa, zest