Hoisin Pork & Slow Roasted Onions

Here’s an easy recipe you can make any day! A little work the night before makes it easy. Onions can be cooked ahead of time and reheated! Pork: 2 Pork Tenderloins 300 ml Hoisin Sauce 1 cup Red Wine 1/2 cup Soy Sauce 1 tsp Hot Sauce Combine marinade ingredients and put half of marinade … Continue reading

Andouille Sausage (Gluten Free!)

It all started when I needed Andouille sausage during the Christmas holiday and the local butcher had none. They usually make it fresh, but their order of pork wasn’t due for another day or two. I decided – I have a Kitchenaid Mixer with the meat grinder, I’ll just make my own! I was in … Continue reading

Italian Sausage Soup with Kale

After lots of heavy foods over the holidays, I’ve been craving something light. I had a package of sweet italian sausages in the fridge that needed to be used, so here is what ended up happening. Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 pound Italian sausage 2 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 cup … Continue reading

PSP (Pumpkin Spice Penne)

I know you’re thinking…what? But it’s that time of year when everything is Pumpkin Spice, isn’t it? So why not something savory? Here’s a great meal when you get that Pasta craving… Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 1 lb sweet italian sausage 1 large sweet vidalia onion, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbsp butter … Continue reading

Stuffed Tomatoes with Feta

I was on a kick of Greek-inspired flavours this week. It started with some homemade Spanakopita, and continued with this dish – one of my favorites. It’s my take on a greek classic – Yemista. Ingredients: 8 – 10 large ripe tomatoes, tops cut off and scooped out well into a bowl. Keep insides for … Continue reading

Ain’t Muffin Wrong with That

I grew up in a household where we followed Weight Watchers and regularly had many of the recipes from that plan. Here are a few of the muffin recipes I had regularly when growing up – guilt free!   Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 2 ¼ cups flour 3 tbsp white sugar 1 tbsp baking powder … Continue reading

Donair Tacos

There are few things I like as much as some good tacos. But here’s where the twist comes in – what if they tasted like donairs? Here’s a little creation I came up with using some components from other recipes. Ingredients: 1 lb extra lean ground beef 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper … Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Andouille Chili

This delicious and affordable twist on chili was based on a recipe recommended by my friend Chris (found here: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/10/chorizo-sweet-potato-chili/). I made a few tweaks of my own and this is the result. Ingredients: 4 links fresh andouille sausage (in Halifax, I buy this from Pete’s Frootique), casings removed 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into … Continue reading

Hummingbird Cake

This is a classic cake from North Carolina with roots in Caribbean flavours. It tastes like a cross between a carrot cake and banana bread – helped by a fluffy cream cheese icing with a zesty surprise! Ingredients: 1 cup pecan pieces or sliced almonds 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1 can crushed pineapple, drained well … Continue reading