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

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

Friday Nails: Reverse French Glitter Manicure

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Hey guys! Here’s a cute Xmas party look. Bored of your average French manicure? Try a deep purple with a little sparkle! You will need: A deep purple – I used Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous A glitter coat – I used Sephora by OPI Only Gold for Me Binder reinforcement stickers (or French manicure guide stickers). Step one: 2-3 coats of your purple. Make sure it’s completely dry … Continue reading

Paleo energy bar base

Hey guys! I’m feeling a little silly, because I forgot to take a picture of my energy bars…before I may or may not have devoured them. But, you may have heard of Larabars. This is a DIY, customizable version! You will need:  500g pitted dates 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut dash of vanilla extract Chunks of fruit, nuts, etc. Chocolate chips are also delicious. Basically, you Hulk-smash that until it’s … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Let it snow, let it snow!

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Hey guys! This is the first week of Nail Polish Canada’s Holiday nail competition. The first theme? Snow! I love snow, and being a nerd, I love the crystalline, multidimensional look of it in the light. I felt I had to do more than just white or snowflakes, so I went with icicles and glitter, and shimmer!   This looks hard, but it’s really not. You know me, I’m too lazy to do something … Continue reading

Editing food pictures

Hey guys. This week is the final part of this series – I’m talking about photo editing. Now, one thing I will emphasis: Less is more. As a professional photographer, it’s my job to get it as perfect as humanly possible before it reaches my computer. I’d like to say that I do get it perfect, but it’s more like 95%. Food editing differs greatly from editing people pictures. Soup doesn’t really … Continue reading

Halloween friendly Paleo

Hey guys! for this spooky week, I’ve put together some of my most Halloween friendly recipes, along with tips to up the creep factor! (Pics are of the original recipes)   Nori Steak Wrap into Bloody Finger Wrap Make a gooey, bloody BBQ sauce, and use beef cut into finger shapes. Add slivered onions for ‘fingernail clippings’   Rhu-berry Pie into BOO-berry Pie (yeah I’m lame ok) Flip this recipe upside down: Instead of doing a crust, make … Continue reading

Food photography – Props

This is part 4 of my food photography tips. This week, we’re all about the props. Yes, there are props! Unless you plan on just hovering the food in mid-air…although that would be cool. Props are indeed an important aspect of food photography. It can make or break a photo in this case, because you’re generally focussing on one subject; you don’t want to distract too much. With food, obvious … Continue reading