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

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

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

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

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

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