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

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

Sweet and Sour Curried Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 small head of cauliflower (cut into very small florets) 1 onion chopped 1 small eggplant, chopped (optional) 3 cups butternut squash (chopped in small pieces – I use frozen) 1 can chick peas (drained and rinsed) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 398ml cans plain tomato sauce 3 tbsp curry paste (mild red curry paste … Continue reading

40 minute turkey dinner

I know what you’re saying – yeah right. Last night I got a crazy craving for turkey dinner – probably due to my American friends enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday. Instead of cooking a whole bird, I decided to try a shortcut. Here’s what I did: Ingredients:  1 lb extra lean ground turkey 1 small onion, … Continue reading

Pressure cook all the things!

It’s official. I now own a pressure cooker. During a recent 50% sale, I decided that this critical piece of equipment was missing from my arsenal and my fiance picked one up for me. We decided on the T-Fal Clipso one-touch version — a good “my first pressure cooker” for a noobie like myself. I’d … Continue reading

Quick corned beef and cabbage

When I was growing up, one of our weekly traditions was corned beef and cabbage at my Nanny and Granddad’s house on Sunday afternoons. As I started cooking, I realized that this could be quite a long process to make. When I got my pressure cooker, one of my first experiments was making this meal … Continue reading

Braised short ribs with asian noodle soup

As part of my adventures in pressure cooking, I messed around with some asian flavors. One of the key ingredients for this recipe was David Chang’s Momofuku clay pot cooking sauce, which used to be available at Williams-Sonoma, but looks to be discontinued. You can substitute this with any sauce you really like – this … Continue reading

Pressure cooker Coq au vin

One of my first experiments with my new pressure cooker was a French classic – Coq au vin. This delicious chicken stew was just what we needed on a cold night, and it was really quite simple. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, broken down into pieces (with skin on) and bone in (breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings) … Continue reading