Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Makes 10 rolls Ingredients For the pork 2 shallots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 inches ginger, peeled 4 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tbsp Sambal Oelek 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tsp coconut palm sugar 2 tsp coconut oil 2 lbs ground pork Method Purée all but the pork in a food processor until smooth. Heat…

Espresso Infused Pan Braised Chicken with Gnocchi

  This dish is absolutely delicious! A sweet and sour sauce glazes the perfectly tender chicken thighs and makes for a truly comforting meal. With hints of coffee, fruit and deep caramel flavour, this gorgeous dish is a showstopper. Serve this rich ragout over gnocchi for a more filling meal or serve it with a…

Portable Tacos

These are perfect for lunchboxes and can be made ahead and frozen! My recipe is with chicken but you can change it up with beef or pork, even fish! Make sure to send some salsa as a dipping sauce! Prep time 30 mins / Cook time 15 mins / serves 4 (2 each) Ingredients 1…

Mom’s Famous Burgers

I was blessed with being born in the middle of summer which is a far cry from our cold months. In Quebec, the winter lasts long and hits hard, we all pass the time by eating wonderfully rich foods, enjoying outdoor winter sports and consuming our weight in hot drinks spiked with alcohol.   When…

Pistachio, Herb & Mustard Crusted Pork Tenderloin For My Daddy

Whether it’s a birthday or father’s day, the request is always the same, pork or lamb for dinner. This is my favourite recipe for my daddy’s favourite dinner. The nuttiness from the pistachio, the fragrant sweetness from the orange and the sharp mustard, combine masterfully to create the perfect crust for the tenderloin while still…

The Trick To A Perfect Platter

Over the many years I have spent cooking professionally, I have noticed a pattern arise when cooking with family and friends. My mother has always commented on how much better a dish looks when I have plated it compared to when she has and credits my culinary training with that ability. Throw that notion out…

Prime Rib

When I was catering some time ago, prime rib was offered on the menu. It quickly became a popular seller and for good reason. Served alongside homemade Yorkshire puddings (which I suggest you buy instead of smoking out your home), caramelized onions and mushrooms lacquered in rich, meaty pan gravy, this is the godfather of…

Cheesy Stuffed Breakfast Biscuits

The perfect breakfast to serve in bed… wink wink…   back to impress   serves 8   Ingredients   1 can refrigerated biscuit dough 8 large eggs 1 cup white button mushrooms, sliced 1 cup sweet red bell pepper, diced 1 cup sweet yellow pepper, diced 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced 2 cups breakfast sausage,…