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

Braised Baby/Bay Scallops with Tomato, Onion & Tarragon

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Hey guys. As y’all know, I make it a habit to try cooking new stuff as often as I can. This time, I tried scallops. Being a big fan of Gordon Ramsay’s shows, I was rather terrified of overcooking them. Or under-cooking them. I was pretty nervous that i’d screw them up! Thankfully, they turned out perfectly. Baby/Bay scallops are also an easier place to start with scallops, as they … Continue reading

Orange Pork Chops w/ Papaya-Lime Enoki Salad

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Hey guys. Last night I had to quickly whip something up for dinner, as we were going out that night for something where I wasn’t sure that we’d be able to eat. I have a bunch of citrus and tropical fruits around, so I experimented a little. What I came up with was a bright, fresh way to prepare pork chops. The pork is sweet and savoury, and the papaya-lime … Continue reading

Summery Cucumber Carbonara

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Hey guys! Today’s recipe is something for those cheesy pasta cravings. For me, most of what i’m craving is the sauce, not the pasta. Pasta is just a delivery truck for bacony, garlicky, cheesy goodness. Anyway, moving on. Here’s how you can make use of some perfectly good classics, without the gluten overload! As I’ve mentioned before, you can make noodles out of a lot of different veggies. You know … Continue reading

Slow-cooked Tomato Pork Bones

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Hey guys. Today’s dish is super simple and budget friendly. Set it and forget it while you’re working; and pop out a delicious melt in your mouth meal afterwards. Pork bones are usually a budget cut, but with the right prep, it can taste like a more expensive one. The trick is to deal with all that sinew and gristle. We’re gonna use some acidic ingredients like tomato and wine … 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

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

Lemon-Cilantro Roast Chicken

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Hey guys. Today’s recipe is a great spring day lunch meal. A herby, zingy roast chicken with a crisp skin that will get you drooling! You will need: 4 chicken legs, or 5 chicken thighs 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly torn/chopped Salt and pepper Garlic powder Onion powder 2T ghee/clarified butter Lemon juice Step one: Preheat oven to 350. Liberally coat chicken in ghee. Season the skin generously with cilantro, … Continue reading

New Zealand Lamb Stirfry with Zucchini, Lemon & Dill

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Hey guys! It’s finally Spring here in Canada and we’ve just started getting in some nice seasonal produce. So, I thought I’d do something quick and simple, but a little different. This is a lamb stir fry inspired by the flavours in Greek food. Lemon, dill, with a hint of fresh crunchiness from the zucchini. This recipe servers about 3-4 people. You will need: 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1kg lamb stew cubes … Continue reading

Spicy Ribs + Sautéed Onions & Potato Mash

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Hey guys! This week’s recipe is a classic rib dinner. It’s simple and quick; but tastes rich and spicy. This recipe is designed for two (or one very hungry person). So just double it for every additional two. You will need: 1 large rack of baby back ribs 2 T Sriracha/chilli sauce Garlic powder Onion powder Salt & Pepper 1/2 cup cocktail onions, peeled 1 large white onion, peeled and … Continue reading