In a never ending quest to expand my culinary horizons and due to a large amount of fresh basil in my fridge, I decided it was time to try making pesto for the first time!
It certainly won’t be my last!
This stuff was delicious! I ate a significant amount just “taste-testing” the pesto and I had to stop myself before it got out of hand and I ate it all! Along with trying my hand at pesto, I figured why not shoot a video for it too right!? I wanted to try a different editing style on this video, and decided to channel my inner James Brown and make a funky piece of music to go along with my vision. I gotta say I’m pretty happy with the results!
Posted in Appetizer, Condiment, Easy, Fresh herbs, How To, Video
Tagged basil, basil. pesto, easy, food video, herbs, how to make pesto, how to make pesto video, olive oil, parmesan, pesto, pine nuts, recipe, video
This recipe begins something like this:
“Nooooooo Megan!” I shout, as my girlfriend reaches into the Sobey’s refrigerator, pulling out a box of *gasp* frozen chicken strips!
“Put the box down, step away from the refrigerator!”
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Lunch
Tagged Chicken, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chicken tenders, easy, homemade, how to make, Panko, parmesan, strips, tender
This is one of those “non-recipe” recipes, where I just toss a bunch of ingredients on something until i’m satisfied! Those are the best kind of recipes anyways, right?
Now you may have noticed this isn’t actually a pizza, more a faux-pizza, using delicious toppings you might find on a pizza but rather than pizza dough, I use a portobello mushroom! Low-carb and delicious, not that I particularly care about low-carb, but I DO care about delicious!
Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Pizza, Side, Vegetable
Tagged calabrese, capocollo, cheese, italian, low carb, mushroom, parmesan, pizza, Portobello, recipe, red onion, ricotta, salami, substitute
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had become intrigued by the idea of “One Pot Pasta” after watching an episode of Bon Appetempt, so here it is! I tossed this recipe together with what I had on hand, hoped for the best and was rewarded with a delicious dinner! I’m not a fan of heavily sauced pasta dishes, especially now that we finally have some nice weather in Saskatoon, so this hit the spot perfectly! A light, fresh pasta dish that doesn’t leave you feeling like you just ate a brick!
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Turkey
Tagged easy, ground turkey, how to make one pot pasta, meatball, one pot pasta, parmesan, pasta, recipe, spaghetti, spinach, summer, tomato, turkey meatballs
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and so is another BS’ in the Kitchen CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon appearance! This time, we have settled on the theme of “Breakfast in Bed” for our Mother’s Day special! After discussing it with Carlene, we decided crepes would be the way to go. They are easy to make, very versatile, and will impress that hard working mother in your life! Carlene is going to be cooking up some sweet red velvet crepes, and since not all mothers have a breakfast sweet tooth, I decided to make a savoury crepe recipe!
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Lunch, pancake
Tagged Bacon, cheese, crepe, french, green onion, julia child, mothers day, mushroom, parmesan, recipe, ricotta, savoury, spinach
Three Italian deli meats, three Italian cheeses, boy was I looking forward to this! The spicy meat, balanced by tons of cheese oozing everywhere, the bite of red onion, tang of red wine vinaigrette, and notes of tomato throughout, all I’ve gotta say it Buon appetito! I felt like an Italian eating this one!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, calabrese, capicolla, capocollo, cheese, Grilled, italian, mozzarella, national grilled cheese month, parmesan, red wine vinaigrette, ricotta, salami
Well folks, we have a top contender for grilled cheese of the month…. But really is it fair for this three cheese, meat tomato, etc, etc, combo to be going up against featherweights like “The Slim”?? Maybe not, but WHO CARES!! This was one MEGA DELICIOUS grilled cheese! It’s like having lasagna, without actually having to do all that boiling, frying, stacking and baking (not to mention waiting!). This right here, is a beautiful thing. Ladies and Gentleman, I unveil the Lasagna Grilled Cheese!
Watch me prepare the Lasagna Grilled Cheese on live TV HERE!
Posted in Beef, Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, beef, cheese, Grilled, ground beef, italian, lasagna, mozzarella, national grilled cheese month, parmesan, ricotta, Sandwich, tomato
In a continuation of the delicious spinach pasta dough I made, here is another great use for it! To make the pasta, check out the Spinach Pasta Dough post. Once you have made the dough follow these instructions:
Check out this video for a visual on how to quickly cut your pasta into fettuccine!
Posted in Dinner, Pasta, Vegetable
Tagged dough, fettuccine, fresh, frozen spinach, homemade, parmesan, pasta, sauce, spicy, spinach, tomato
A Kevin O’Leary inspired recipe, a strange thing you might think? Turns out he provided great inspiration for this tasty dish!
This is what we know about Kevin.
- He can be a little full of himself from time to time…
- He certainly “brings the heat” to hopeful entrepreneurs
- He is all about the “green” (a.k.a $$$$)
- His favourite restaurant in Toronto serves Italian food
- He is a wine connoisseur
Well it’s obvious isn’t it?! We need to make an appetizer that’s full of itself, can handle the heat, is green, perhaps Italian, and maybe even has some wine in it! So it came to be, The Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a Deep Fried Ravioli Stuffed with Spinach & Ricotta, served with a Spicy Tomato Sauce!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Pasta
Tagged boiled, cookin' greens, deep fried, dough, dragons den, Fried, frozen spinach, homemade, kevin o'leary, parmesan, pasta, ravioli, ricotta, spicy, spinach, tomato sauce
A dedicated Bon Appetit subscriber (and recipe maker), it wasn’t until last month (when I saw foodie friend Dan’s Goodside’s pork chop) that I noticed they encourage you to “Cook the Cover” and then feature some of the recipes. Given how delicious their February cover looked, I had to give it a go! I adapted the recipe to fit to the ingredients I had on hand, swapping out the ground pork for ground turkey, as well as cutting most of the ingredients in half. I should also mention, that at 5:00PM, when I was just about finished cooking the ragu (or so I thought), I noticed it’s supposed to simmer for 4 hours…!!! Well I sure as heck wasn’t about to wait until 9:00PM to eat the delicious smelling ragu in front of me! So I simmered it until the pasta was done boiling and enjoyed my shortened version. Even though I didn’t cook it nearly as long as the recipes suggests, it had great flavour. If you’re in a rush, and don’t want to simmer it for 4 hours, don’t worry, it will still taste great!
Posted in Dinner, Pork, Turkey
Tagged bon appetit, cook the cover, february, italian, parmesan, pasta, Pork, ragu, recipe, red, rigatoni, sausage, spicy, tomato