Eastern Spice Crusted Lamb Shoulder

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Hey guys! As you know, I absolutely love eating lamb whenever I can get my hands on it. I’m from New Zealand and i’m pretty sure it’s genetic! Today’s recipe is a spicy Eastern inspired lamb shoulder. This is one of the better value cuts of lamb – It’s got the most meat for your dollar, and a good amount of bones for broth. (Or very lucky pets) As always, … Continue reading

Roast Quail & Peach Salad

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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

Peachy Vanilla-Ginger Sauce

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Hey guys, this recipe is a simple one to help you use up the deluge of peaches on the shelves right now. It stores well, frozen or jarred. (Pictured with dry pork riblets) A balanced, mild but sweet peach and ginger sauce, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. It goes amazingly well with pork and chicken, but also with desserts! I’ve used it as tart/pie filling too (add pectin). Makes … Continue reading

Pineapple Coconut Cinnamon Popsicles

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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

Roasted Ham Hocks + Dandelion Greens

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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

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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

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

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

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