Beef Heart & Parsnip Stew

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Hey guys. Today’s recipe is quite literally a hearty beef stew. This budget cut of organ meat has a slightly bad reputation, but it really isn’t that different from other muscle meats, like flank steak. It’s very dense and nutritious with a rich beefy flavour. I paired it with some strong spices and some sweet parsnips to balance out the meaty mineral flavour. It’s also a one pot dish, super … Continue reading

Mango, Sage, Basil & Ginger Beef Rolls

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Hey guys! I love cooking seasonally, and apart from being cheaper and more budget friendly, it forces me to think of new ideas frequently. Today, I paired a sweet, herby mango filling with beef. It’s a quick lunch or dinner dish that anyone can master and customize. Serves 2 You will need: 1 large fresh mango, peeled and diced 1 T ginger powder 3-4 sage leaves 1 T dried basil … Continue reading

Tropical Pineapple-Lime Beef Short Ribs

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These ribs are a perfect summer lunch dish. The sweet, tropical sauce with a hint of heat and lime, both rich in flavour, but light enough for a yummy beach picnic dinner!   Serves 2. You will need: 4 beef short ribs, or about 1 lb  1 key lime 1 cup diced pineapple 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 T honey 2 T tomato paste 1/2 white onion, diced 1 head … Continue reading

Bison, Carrot & Coconut Soup

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Hey guys. I was lucky enough to spot some bison stew meat on clearance at my local Thrifty Foods last week and snatched it up! I haven’t cooked bison before, so I went with something simple, and basically treated it like beef. I swear it tastes better than it looks. It’s deep, rich but not overwhelmingly so. Bison does taste like a cross between beef, with a slightly gamey flavour … Continue reading

Post-holiday weekend: Recipes for leftovers!

poverty stew

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a nice holiday week (US/Canada). In light of the feasting that was no doubt had, I’ve compiled a list of leftover-friendly recipes. Chunky Veal Sauce Poverty Stew (slow cooker) Honeyed Salmon with Cashew-Ginger Sauce Lamb Hotpot Squash & Rosemary Fritters Coconut & Asparagus Soup with Shredded Roast Chicken Thighs

Chunky Veal Spaghetti Sauce

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Hey guys! This week is something simple – A slightly upgraded spaghetti sauce. It’s still very easy, it just got a rather fancy twist. There’s also a subtle tribute to my adopted country of Canada, in honor of Canada Day, this July 1st. It’s smoky, smooth and herby, with melt in your mouth veal chunks. (Canadian veal, of course) Serves 2. You will need: 1/2 baked and shredded spaghetti squash … Continue reading

Balsamic Beef Ribs + Fried Green Apples

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Hey guys! You loved the beef rib recipe so much, I devised another one. This is a balsamic vinegar infused, garlicky, melty recipe, with that hint of tart, fresh, green apple. Far from being vinegary, the slow roasting reduces the balsamic to a sweet, tangy syrupy glaze. Serves 2 adults.  You will need: A good quality balsamic vinegar 2 heads garlic, peeled 4 beef ribs, trim off the skin on … Continue reading

Paleo shopping on a budget

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Hey guys! This week is a bit tough financially (good dentistry is worth it though), which got me thinking: Eating healthy can be hard on a budget. So I put together a few tips and recipes from my catalogue that are budget friendly! Wholesale shopping Did you know there’s a lot of places that are way cheaper than your local supermarkets? It’s true. No, I don’t mean Costco. I mean … Continue reading

SK’s Spring BBQ Recipes

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Hey guys! I’m a bit short on interesting food this week, so I put together a collection of my most BBQ-tastic recipes. all of these can either be prepared over a fire/BBQ, or travel well, in case of pre-made food. Chipotle Honey Beef Ribs with Crimini Mushrooms Lemon Cilantro Roast Chicken Spicy Ribs + Sautéed Onions & Potato Mash Roast Acorn Squash Bowl with Pico De Gallo Mushroom Steak Burgers w/ … Continue reading

Thai Green Beef Curry with Yam & Sugar Peas

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Hey guys, this week’s recipe is very customizable Thai Green Curry, and I did cheat a little! I used a pre-made curry paste. Before you lynch me, I’ll say that this curry paste is just the herbs/spices needed: no nasty preservatives! They herbs can sometimes be hard to find. You can find them in just about any supermarket, or Asian market. But if you feel up to making the paste yourself, it’s … Continue reading