Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I never really had many crab cakes when I was growing up, so this is a relatively new addition to my repertoire. I was only properly acquainted with them when my mother-in-law made them when my future wife and I were visiting for a weekend. Suffice to say, one taste of those crab cakes, and…

Seafood Pizza

This pizza is one my mom would make a lot when I was a kid, and I hadn’t thought about it in years. Then, a few weeks ago, I was talking to my dad, and he mentioned it as a meal he used to love. Since I’m visiting him for the weekend, it seemed like…

Red Cabbage Moo Shu

Moo Shu is one of our favourite Chinese takeout items because it’s not nearly as greasy as a lot of the other dishes, and it is loaded with vegetables. Traditionally, this dish uses Napa cabbage, and it is commonly served with shrimp, pork, beef, or chicken. Tonight, we’re mixing it up a little and using…

Jackfruit Sloppy Joes

Here’s a vegetarian take on a staple of school cafeteria menus around the United States. Sloppy Joes are traditionally made with ground beef that is cooked in a sweet and tangy sauce, and then served on a burger bun. As the name suggests, these can be quite messy sandwiches. Tonight, rather than beef, we used…

Roasted Eggplant and Feta Mashed Potatoes

I like this dish as an alternative to plain mashed potatoes. It’s lower calorie, it’s more nutritious, and it has a distinctly nutty/eggplanty flavour that pairs exceedingly well with rich entrees like Pan Roasted Mutton Loin Chops, Horseradish Steak Roulade, Grilled NY Strip Steak, or even a Greek marinated chicken. It would also likely be…

Pan Roasted Mutton Loin Chops

Aah! After two years of failed attempts to find mutton, my wife brought me to Kinderhook Farm, located four hours away from our house, and she made it happen! There will be many more mutton recipes in the future, but I figured I’d start off with a simple one that really showcases the flavour of…

Watertown Wedding Soup (Roasted Tomato Italian Wedding Soup)

Tonight’s recipe is in memory, tribute, and celebration of one of the most wonderful women who has ever lived, my grandma, Nanny. She was the embodiment of strength, compassion, love, fierce loyalty, adventure, and wisdom. Simply put, she was incredible, she touched an immeasurable number of people with her presence, and she made everyone better for…

Pork Schnitzel with Rhubarb Onion Sauce

In the prior post, I mentioned that our friend had brought over fresh vegetables and that we’d used summer squash and Swiss chard for the side dish. Well, she also brought rhubarb! I had never cooked with rhubarb (although I am very fond of strawberry rhubarb pie) and wanted to try using it in a…

Swiss Chard and Summer Squash Angel Hair Pasta

Tonight, we had dinner with a close friend who brought over a bunch of delicious vegetables from her CSA. So, we’re making use of these extremely fresh vegetables. This is a simple pasta and veggie dish that can be used as a side or even a main course if you enhance it with some diced…

Sausage Stuffed Sweet Peppers

My wife and I were way overdue for a Swiss meal, so we broke out some sausage and alpine cheese and made it happen! This meal combines bratwurst with a fondue-like sauce to take you to the Alps. It would work well with other cheeses and fillings too though if you’d like to make a…

Eggplant Parmesan Pizza

My wife’s grandpa gave us a gigantic (seriously) block of fresh mozzarella, and while we will be using it in a variety of different ways here on Olverindulgence, we’re going to start with pizza for a few reasons. 1. We DVRed some Women’s World Cup…and sports and pizza go together like peas and carrots, 2….

Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie

Here is part two of our English/Welsh supper from last night. Chicken pot pie is a dish that I think most people have had or are at least generally aware of, so I won’t go with a long intro for this one. But, I highly encourage you to play with ingredient substitutions. If you don’t…