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

Lemongrass & Pork Belly Soup with Dandelion Greens

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Hey guys, this week I got my paws on some fresh lemongrass stalks, so I decided to make something Thai inspired. This is directly influenced by tom gai soup. A good helping of lemongrass, ginger and coconut. Instead of chicken, I tried pork belly, with some great results. this recipe is a one pot dish – set it and forget it for an hour, and return to a flavourful, comforting … Continue reading

Lime & Butter Herring w/ Paleo Garlic Mayo

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Hey guys, today’s recipe is a simple way to kick up a common fish: Herring. This dainty, delicate tasting fish is cheap, widely available and a cinch to prepare.  In keeping with my seasonal cooking theme, I stuffed it with sliced key limes and butter, and crusted it with flaky sea salt, for a beachy flavour. Serves 2. You will need: 4 whole herring, cleaned, gutted and de-scaled Sea salt … 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

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

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

Spicy Chipotle Chicken With Fresh Kiwi-Coconut Sauce

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Hey guys! This week’s recipe is a simple way to kick up chicken a notch. Did you know kiwi fruit goes really well with chicken? Fruity freshness + animal protein is one of my favourite pairings. This time, I paired a spicy chipotle seasoned chicken with a fresh, tarty, but somehow smooth kiwi-coconut sauce. If you’ve thought of trying something new with your cooking, this is a fun place to … 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!

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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

Coconut & Asparagus Soup With Shredded Roast Chicken Thighs

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Hey guys. As we get into spring you’ll be seeing more vegetable recipes to make use of the bounty of produce that comes this time of year. Right now, asparagus are cheap as potatoes. But, there are ways to use them apart from grilling or roasting them. This is a nice, light coconut based asparagus soup with a healthy chunk of protein to top it off. You will need: 1 … Continue reading