Beet Tartare

Beet Tartare

Beet Tartare, not Beef Tartare. While I haven’t turned into a vegetarian, we could all use more vegetables in our diet. This is a fun way to enjoy some – on a salad, as toast or as a spread. It has the visual appeal of 

Korean Barbecue Pork Jowl Lettuce Wraps

Korean Barbecue Pork Jowl Lettuce Wraps

Korean Barbecue stands out because of simple flavors that pairs well with interesting cuts of meat; Pork Jowl Lettuce Wraps are no exception. Jowl is the face meat, along the jawline and chin. While pork cheeks are also part of the face, this smaller cut 

Korean Grilled Squid Rings

Korean Grilled Squid Rings

Squid is deceivingly easy to grill and for a simple flavor twist, Korean Grilled Squid Rings hit the spot. Starting the grill with aromatics – onion and scallions will perfume the air to get your mouth watering. The sweet caramelization of the onions balances the 

Tips for Juicy Grilled Pork Chops

Tips for Juicy Grilled Pork Chops

One of my biggest pet peeves (in my quiet voice) is dry meat. Given the opportunity for a delicious, juicy meal, I find it difficult to enjoy when the meat is chewy, grainy and just dry. Some cuts like pork loin or chicken breast are 

Smoked Beef Finger Meat as Burnt Ends

Smoked Beef Finger Meat as Burnt Ends

Cows don’t have hands, let alone fingers, so what is Smoked Beef Finger Meat? These big gnarly 1 inch strips of meat look like fingers off your local friendly giant. But thankfully, this cut is just the rib meat on your local cow. More specifically, 

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Ooey gooey cheese stuffed meatballs is pretty much a non-discussion item for dinner.  When I bought a 5lb package of lean ground beef from Costco for this week’s Supper Challenge “bite size” theme, I didn’t expect to prep the whole package.  Nor did I expect 

Grilled Mushroom Pesto Toast

Grilled Mushroom Pesto Toast

Avocado Toast was all the rage for a while; so that got me thinking, what about a Grilled Mushroom Pesto Toast? A hint of smoke, an herb garlic spread and flavor all the way! With this week’s Supper Challenge listed as “pesto,” pasta was not 

Coconut Shrimp & Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

Coconut Shrimp & Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

I’ve got a hankering for the sweet crunch of Coconut Shrimp, the question is, can it be made at home? Of course! I live in the Prairies, so seafood is far distance away. The easiest and most economic way to access seafood is frozen. But 

Thai Grilled Chicken with Lime & Avocado Basil  Sauce

Thai Grilled Chicken with Lime & Avocado Basil Sauce

The special aspect of BBQ, is that it is enjoyed in every country, with different ingredients and different flavor profiles. BBQ is a universal food experience. Grilled meats are not isolated to North America, Asia loves it too! It was so much fun to consider 

SmellaQue Tips to Delicious Ribs

SmellaQue Tips to Delicious Ribs

Pork ribs are especially juicy and delicious when the meat is well marbled. When purchasing pork ribs, choose ribs with lots of great marbling and a lot of meat. Remove the white membrane on the back / inner side of ribs. This thick membrane can