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

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

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

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

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

Recipe Ebook: What kind of recipes do you want to see?

Hey guys. Sort of announcement: I’m working on designing an ebook of recipes, some of my popular ones, and many you haven’t seen yet! But I want to know, what do YOU want to see? Vote in the poll below, and comment. Help me make this the best book it can be! You can pick multiple answers, but you can only vote once! You can comment below with more ideas … 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