Beef Chow Mein

I was driving in my car the other day, and Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon came on the radio, and it gave me a few ideas.  Since I don’t really like Pina Coladas, and I think it’s rude to mutilate little old ladies, I settled on Beef Chow Mein. Depending on which Chinese food menu you…

Reuben Calzone

I had some leftover red cabbage sauerkraut from German Pork Tacos, so it seemed like a perfect time to make a meal inspired by the classic sandwich by the name of the Reuben. This recipe builds it into a calzone (basically a folded pizza pocket). This meal however presented a unique set of challenges because…

Red Snapper Francaise

When I think of Francaise, I immediately think to chicken or flounder since that’s what I generally see in restaurants.  It is basically a piece of thin protein that is dredged in flour and cooked in a lemon and butter white wine sauce.  But I had red snapper in the fridge, and it just felt right…

Mexican Chorizo Gratin

Last night’s dinner (German Pork Tacos) combined German flavours with a Mexican dish. Tonight, we’re flipping the fusion script a bit and building Mexican flavours into a French dish! So, we decided to make a gratin, which is (at its heart) a cheesey baked dish that’s a little crispy and brown on top…but with spicy…

German Pork Tacos

We’ve been thinking about doing some European/Mexican fusion dishes for a little while, and we’re making them reality this week! For the first iteration, we are building tacos with traditional German flavours. For this, we’re relying on ground pork and sauerkraut to do the heavy lifting. That said, shredded carrots (also pictured below) would also be…

Apricot Rhubarb Chicken Breast

My wife and I were introduced to fresh apricots (Aprikosen) in Switzerland. While driving West on A9, we kept seeing roadside stands, so we finally decided to stop at one in Raron. We weren’t really sure what to expect, but the stand’s proprietor split one open for us, tossed the pit, and handed us each…

Fish n’ Chips (Healthy Style)

When my wife and I were in Bridport, UK in April, we walked down to the pier with utter determination to try legitimate English Fish n’ Chips. There were three huts to choose from though, and we were immediately faced with a “What’s Behind Door #2?” type dilemma. Well, we picked the hut with the…

Roasted Red Pepper Pizza Crust

I love roasted red pepper for its perfect blend of earthiness, slight bitterness, and sweetness. I’ve really only used it as a topping in the past, but I thought to myself, “Why not build it right into the very foundation of the pie? The fabric upon which everything else is built?” I had no answer,…

Spinach, Hummus, and Feta Pizza

I had a few ideas to try to decide among to pair with my first attempt at Roasted Red Pepper Pizza Crust. In the end, I decided to go with this one because the red pepper just seemed to beckon for Mediterranean/Greek flavours. We also happened to have a surplus of hummus in the fridge…

Thai Ginger and Basil Shrimp

It was extremely hot yesterday, so it seemed like a perfect day to combine light ingredients with flavours associated with a tropical climate. Thus, a Thai style ginger and basil stir fry with shrimp and vegetables became the choice! We made this spicy by blending some hot sesame oil with sunflower oil as the base…

BBQ Pulled Goose

My wife and I picked up some freshly picked corn at the farmer’s market, and so we needed to find something that would go well with our predetermined side-dish. Yes, I realize this is the food equivalent of putting the cart before the horse. Anyway, when it’s hot outside, and I think of corn, I…