Roast Quail & Peach Salad

quail-salad

Hey guys, today’s recipe is a bit of a change, being a bit leafier than usual. Two quails, spatchcocked and roasted with peaches and clementine orange juice.  The fruit adds a sweet, fragrant taste to add something more to your salad! Feel free to swap out the leafy greens I used – I’m simply a fan of Swiss chard, but spinach or kale would work just as well. Quails are … Continue reading

Pineapple Coconut Cinnamon Popsicles

pineapple-cin pops

Hey guys. It’s the end of summer, booo! But I made popsicles…so…YAYYY! Popsicles don’t have to be loaded with sugar and nasty sweeteners, you can make your own with this creamy coconut base. Obviously you need popsicle molds for this recipe. (Time for a dollar store run. I got mine from IKEA though, for about $6 CAD for a set of six.) This one is sweetened with Pineapple juice and … Continue reading

Lemongrass & Pork Belly Soup with Dandelion Greens

lemongrass pork belly soup

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

Roasted Ham Hocks + Dandelion Greens

roast ham hocks

Hey guys. Ham hocks have been a traditional cut for centuries, but they’re good for more than just pea and ham soup! I paired this with some rosemary and fried dandelion greens, for an low effort lunch. Serves 2 You will need: 2-3 sprigs rosemary 4 ham hocks (also called pig knuckles, ankles or pork hocks) 1t salt 1c red wine 2 bunches dandelion greens (roughly a handful for each … Continue reading

Lime & Butter Herring w/ Paleo Garlic Mayo

lime-herring

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

Mango, Sage, Basil & Ginger Beef Rolls

mango-beef-rolls

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

Orange Pork Chops w/ Papaya-Lime Enoki Salad

citrus-pork-salad

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

Chunky Veal Spaghetti Sauce

veal sauce

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

Pork Belly & Plum Fry Sauce

pork belly plum fry

Hey guys! Did you enjoy the first weekend of summer? I did! Thankfully, we had a lovely sunny day out on Saturday, and I got to hang out with an old friend. But onto more edible things – this pork belly with a chunky plum sauce is just delectable. A mix of salty, sweet, tart, and fatty, it’s a simple recipe that will have you dreaming of it for days … Continue reading

Rosemary Roast Duck

rosemary roast duck

Hey guys. This week, I’m doing something simple, but it’s a little work. Just a little! I’ll show you how to make a fancy lookin classic: Rosemary Roast Duck. The extra? We’re gonna use this to make stuff for another recipe, for your leftovers. Serves 2.  You will need: 1 fresh, gutted and cleaned duck 5 fresh rosemary sprigs 4T garlic butter (check out our compound butter recipe here) Salt & … Continue reading