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…

Oven Fries with Chimichurri Mayo

serves 4 Ingredients 4 russet potatoes, peeled & cut into fries 3 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp olive oil Salt & pepper 1 cup Italian flat leaf parsley 3 tbsp fresh oregano 2 cloves garlic 2 green onions 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 cup mayo salt & pepper Method Preheat oven to 400 F. Line…

Seared Scallops with Spanish Rice

In Spain, Paella is king! The delicious combination of seafood, meats and saffron broth slowly soaked into short grain Bomba rice is a heck of an eating experience. There are many variations of the classic dish while the general ingredients remain the same. If you are like me and you don’t have the time to…

Steak & Ale Poutine

In Quebec, Poutine is the king. Some people will openly say that it is too fatty, but I know that on a Saturday night, after a few beers at the local pub, they will be stuffing their faces with this magical concoction. Probably at the Montreal famous restaurant La Banquise. I make it a point…

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

The number of items that I never get sick of eating, can be counted on two hands. Brace yourselves, it’s about to get real. In no order of importance, welcome to the inner sanctum of what makes me food happy. Pizza My grandmother’s pasta Perfectly cooked steak, rare Sushi Tom Yum Soup with Coconut Milk Costco…

Zucchini Pizza on Cauliflower Crust

  OH MAN…I am in love with pizza. The bubbling cheese with that glorious pull and stretch. The crust, so good it could be eaten alone. The wonderful aroma that wafts from your oven that makes you instantly salivate. I love it all. The issue is, pizza is like a bad relationship. It looks and…

Light Baja Fish Tacos

The fish taco or, “Tacos de Pescado” started in Baja California in Mexico. Many variations can be found of this delicious dish which consist of either grilled or fried fish, corn or flour tortilla and a variety of different ways to top them. This tasty snack was made popular by the fast food chain “Rubio’s”…

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…

Build Your Own Lunch

I am sure you have heard of “Luncheables” by now, but in case you haven’t, let me fill you in. This small plastic tray in bright packaging contains various cheese, crackers, meats, depending on the choice, for your child to stack at school and eat. The problem with these fun food kits, is that they…