Beef Bourguignon in the Slow Cooker

Beef Bourguignon in the Slow Cooker

This Beef Bourguignon is a mishmash of recipes I looked at on the web including great options from Dinnerthendessert, Therecipecritic, and Sommelierschoiceawards (because I was using a Cab Sav). It’s a cold and rainy New Year’s Eve and I thought having something simmering in the…

Paleo Swedish Meatballs

Paleo Swedish Meatballs

These paleo Swedish meatballs are mix of Healthy Swedish Meatballs from 40 Aprons and Dairy Free Swedish Meatballs from The Castaway Kitchen. I mixed the two recipes and baked them rather than fry them. Ingredients 1 lb meatball mix (beef, pork and veal) or just…

Vegetable Strudel in Puff Pastry

Vegetable Strudel in Puff Pastry

A crisper drawer full of veggies crying to be used, puff pastry, and dinner guests, one of whom has gone vegetarian (no judgment here). What to do? I settled on making a vegetable strudel with goat cheese in puff pastry. I used this recipe from…

Cuban Pork Roast de Julio Montero

Cuban Pork Roast de Julio Montero

This recipe arrives on the blog courtesy of my friend and salsa instructor Julio Montero. This year, we co-hosted a party for the lovely people who took salsa classes with Julio and he treated us to Cuban pork roast. If you’ve got a crowd of…

Slow Cooker Jambalaya (No Shrimp)

Slow Cooker Jambalaya (No Shrimp)

It’s a cold and rainy weekend in Vancouver, so I thought I’d go for some comfort food. I’ve been wanting to try Jambalaya in the slow cooker for awhile so that’s what I settled on. I combined this recipe for Slow Cooker Jambalaya from the…

Yakhni West Point Grey Pilau in the Rice Cooker

Yakhni West Point Grey Pilau in the Rice Cooker

I’m staying with my friends Rob and Annabel for a few weeks this summer, the why of this is a long story involving kids that were not actually supposed to be home for the summer, love you babies ;). Anyway, both Rob and Annabel love…

Annabel’s Chicken Thighs on Fennel Pillows avec Ratatouille a la Rob

Annabel’s Chicken Thighs on Fennel Pillows avec Ratatouille a la Rob

Roast chicken thighs and fennel are natural friends. I’m very lucky to have friends who are generous with both their spare rooms and their culinary talents. This particular evening I arrived at their place to find a full on Cordon Bleu adventure taking place.

Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce and Coconut Rice Infused with Lemon Grass and Kafir Lime Leaves

Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce and Coconut Rice Infused with Lemon Grass and Kafir Lime Leaves

The original recipe is from Simplysated.com. I made a couple minor changes here and there. It was delicious!

Socca aka Chickpea Pancakes

Socca aka Chickpea Pancakes

This Socca chickpea pancake recipe is based on David Lebovitz’s Socca Recipe. Ingredients 1 C chickpea flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill chickpea and fava flour 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground tumeric 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper 4…

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

When I go the to grocery store (or the butcher shop) the only plan I go with is to see what’s on sale and figure out what to cook from there. Meat is expensive these days! This time, when I arrived at Jackson’s Meats in…