In an effort to alleviate the pressures of Valentines Day, I bring you Seared Tuna! A gift sure to please many! Well not exactly a gift…but for those looking to cook an impressive and tasty supper, yet fearing a dinner date disaster, this one is for you. Seared tuna is a pretty fail safe entree if you ask me. Its like coloring in the lines. Literally. As it cooks, watching the side of your tuna steak, you can see the color gradually change from the dark to light, telling you how done it is, and if that’s not enough, it takes less than five minutes to cook!!
For those people who haven’t cooked tuna, just think about this: It’s one of the few things that actually tastes good coming from a can (canned chicken, ham, corned beef – BARF). Okay Canned Unicorn Meat would probably be amazing, but I digress. Let’s get to the recipe (there’s not much to it).
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, Healthy
Tagged 5 minute recipe, easy, fish, impressive, Lemon, Pepper, quick, recipe, salt, seared, Steak, tuna
I’m working out of town this month and am fortunately not stuck in a dumpy motel, instead i’m in a townhouse at Waskesiu’s Elkridge Resort, so I have a full kitchen, pots, pans and all that good stuff! But being that i’m out of town and don’t have a fully stocked kitchen I am forced to keep my ingredients pretty simple (since the nearest grocery store is an hour away). With a few things I picked before taking off to work, i’ve been able to muster up some pretty tasty dishes. Here’s one of them!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs
Tagged cheap, Chicken, dill, easy, Fried, Garlic, Lemon, oven, pan, Pepper, salt, simple, thigh
After all of your pumpkin carving, save the seeds! Clean them, let them dry completely then gently toss them in EVOO, juice of half a lime, lots of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and roast in a 400°F oven for 20-30 minutes. Be sure to toss about every 5 minutes while roasting them. Cool off & enjoy!
P.S. Why the phone photo & quick fire recipe? These were too tasty to set up the whole photo taking assembly!
Posted in Easy, Healthy, Just for Fun
Tagged easy, healthy, lime, oil, olive, Pepper, pumpkin, quick, Roasted, salt, sea, seeds
The jalapeno popper madness continues!! This time steak is joining the party! With leftover steak in my fridge, tortilla shells on my counter and a major craving still intact from my last jalapeno popper adventure, this recipe was destined to happen! So I used the same recipe as the grilled cheese a couple posts ago, but doubled the jalapenos since the quesadilla was larger than the grilled cheese!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Panini, Red Meat, Sandwich, Steak, Vegetable
Tagged cheese, cheesy, chive, cream cheese, crunchy, easy, Grilled, jalapeno, Pepper, popper, quesadilla, spicy, Steak, tortilla
Well BS’ers it looks like I’ve been challenged to another ‘Iron Chef’ recipe – to make Dr. Pepper flavoured cupcakes for a pregnant lady at work whose had non-stop cravings for DP. So L, these cupcakes are for you and the soon-to-be-Dr.Pepper’s-Number-One-Fan. All the best in the last few days of your pregnancy and can’t wait to meet the little turk! Let’s get to the recipe…. Continue reading
Posted in cupcake, Dessert, Just for Fun
Tagged buttercream, chocolate, cupcake, doctor, dr, flavors, frosting, Pepper, pop
Since I am now living on my own and actually have to buy my own groceries, cheap recipes are my new favourite thing and today I have one that is not only cheap, but extremely easy and delicious!
Posted in Easy, Pork, soup
Tagged campbell, campbell's, Chop, cilantro, Corn, creamy, Garlic, marinade, marinate, mushroom, onion, Pepper, peppercorn, Pork
I recently was able to share a lovely meal with a friend that was filled with delicious wine (Layered Caked wine to be exact – appropriate for the blog don’t you think?), three different colours of potatoes, an array of other root vegetables followed up with a roasted rosemary lemon chicken with a side of garlic bread and tomato soup. Have you drooling yet? Let’s get to the recipe for the chicken:
Posted in Chicken
Tagged bread, Chicken, Garlic, Lemon, oil, olive, Pepper, Potatoes, Roasted, rosemary, salt, tasty
Two friends from the University of Alberta recently moved to Saskatoon to take their Masters of Professional Accounting program. As a welcoming gift, I decided to make them their first meal in Saskatoon. I wanted something that was easy to make (so they could remake it), but will also satisfy their manly hunger – well for one at least, the other one I was warned just likes rice & chicken . On the hunt for a recipe that would meet those needs, I thought how great would mini focaccia bread pizzas be?! I ended up using this great recipe from the Bare Foot Kitchen Witch for her Summer Focaccia. Just make sure to take some time to make the focaccia, as it takes a while.
Posted in Pizza
Tagged bread, cheese, Chicken, filling, focaccia, goat, home, homemade, onion, party, Pepper, pizza, sauce, spinach, tasty, tomato, welcome, yellow
Due to the large amounts of rain we are receiving in Saskatoon I was able to take the day off from work and felt that I needed to make something cooking blog worthy for lunch since I had the time. I hadn’t made a grilled wrap for quite some time but there were plenty of good leftovers in the fridge that would work well in a grilled wrap, so it was the perfect opportunity.