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
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
Get your attention? This week we have a wonderful BBQ prize package to give away to one lucky follower (but you must live in Canada – sorry to all our US readers)! We were approached by the Turkey Farmers of Canada last month to see if we would be interested in joining the GREAT GRILLING TURKEY TRIAL from July 9th-15th. Sounds exciting right? Well we were asked to cook something from their recipe page or create our own and in turn they would send us a lovely prize package to give away to you guys, our faithful readers! Since we are fans of turkey, giving things away AND trying new recipes, of course we said YES.
Posted in Appetizer, Barbecue, Burger, Dinner, Lunch, Turkey
Tagged Bacon, barbeque, BBQ, burger, cilantro, Garlic, great, grilling, ground turkey, guacamole, jalapeno, lime, mini, slider, spicy, summer, trial, turkey, turkey farmers of canada
This quick recipe came about as I was trying to make lunch for work, but had ran out of meat to make a sandwich, so I had to improvise something else! While my fridge was looking quite empty, I did have hard boiled eggs, so egg salad was a go! In an effort to make this egg salad a little more interesting and blog worthy, I decided to add in some roasted jalapeno peppers which also happened to be in my fridge (from a failed Roasted Jalapeno Bacon & Brie Grilled Cheese – sounds like it could do no wrong but unfortunately didn’t taste as good as I was hoping ). Fortunately these added jalapenos gave the egg salad a really nice extra kick of flavour and some heat too!
Posted in Bread, Dinner, Easy, Egg, Salad, Sandwich
Tagged easy, egg, hardboiled, jalapeno, quick, Roasted, Salad, Sandwich, spicy
After seeing a few of these Avocado Fries on Foodgawker, I just so happened to have an avocado in my fridge and knew I had to try this intriguing combination. So here is my take on these curiously delicious Avocado Fries!
Posted in Appetizer, Fried, Side, Snack, Snack
Tagged appetizer, avocado, breaded, different, dip, fries, fry, Garlic, green, Panko, parmesan, Roasted, side, snack, sour cream, spicy, unique
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
Continuing on with the variations of Jalapeno Poppers, here comes the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich! I was expecting this to be good, but it was even better than my expectations! Oeey gooey, cheesy, creamy, spicy, crunchy goodness all in one amazing sandwich, here’s how I did it.
Posted in Cheese, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Sandwich
Tagged cheese, Chives, cream cheese, Grilled, jalapeno, lunch, Panini, popper, Sandwich, spicy, sundried, tomato
After picking all the jalapenos off my dad’s plant, I really wanted to make some jalapeno poppers, but felt like I should try doing something more original, thus the Jalapeno Popper Potato Cakes were born!
Posted in cake, Fried, Potato, Side, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged appetizer, breaded, cake, cheese, hashbrown, hors d oeuvres, jalapeno, mashed, Panko, patties, patty, popper, Potato, side, spicy