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…

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Summer is definitely here. And that means fresh corn! There are so many potential ways to cook corn, but one of my favourites is also one of the simplest methods. Unlike other methods to cooking corn, grilling makes for a crispy yet tender texture, and it adds a smoky richness to the natural sweetness of…

Rhubarb Risotto

We have a ton of garden fresh rhubarb that my wife’s grandpa gave us, so there will be a lot of savory rhubarb recipes coming. This recipe one was a true experiment. By that, I mean that I said to my wife before her first bite, “This could be good or absolutely terrible. There is…

Pan Fried Venison with Creamy Garlic Spinach Sauce

It had been a while since we made a Swiss meal, and it had also been a while since we’d cooked venison (or any game meat, for that matter)…so we had to remedy that and end the drought in one recipe! You know the drill by now…find a Youtube or Spotify channel with alphorns, cowbells,…

Grilled Beets

As you’ve probably seen from all of the beet recipes on the website, we love beets and are always looking for new ways to work them onto our plates. This idea came from someone I work with who is also a beet enthusiast. I would have never thought of this on my own, so I’d…

Curried Chickpea Veggie Burgers

We’ve done a few veggie burgers in the past (Beet and Quinoa Burgers and Spicy Southwest Black Bean Burgers), but it’s been a while since we last made one. So tonight, we’re going back to the well, but with a completely different set of ingredients! This burger is made from garbanzo beans, has a few…

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…