Love Me Tender and Marinate Me

Love Me Tender and Marinate Me

I’m Curious Marinating meat is first, to instill flavor into meat and then, often known to tenderize the meat and collagen via acid or enzymes. But does connective tissue in tough cuts of meat actually breakdown with acid? Do enzymes increase tenderness? How do acids 

(Tri) Tips to Better Beef

(Tri) Tips to Better Beef

There really are tips to better beef below! But first, a quick tip on a lesser known beef cut. Tri Tip is a triangular cut found at the bottom of the sirloin. Originally marketed and made popular in Santa Maria, California in the 1950s, this 

#LoveCDNBeef #allforthebeef

#LoveCDNBeef #allforthebeef

Fun facts about Albertan and Canadian Beef that will moo you: Canada is one of the largest exporters of red meat and livestock in the world? We export around 45 percent of Canadian beef and cattle production each year! Canada’s pasture and prairie store up 

Beef Myths – True or False?

Beef Myths – True or False?

What fishy facts or beef myths are out there? Are they real? Read on! Myth: The left brisket is more tender than the right brisket Answer: False! Come on! The brisket muscle is the front shoulder of a cow. Since cows stand on four legs, 

White vs. Dark Meat – is it okay to say All Meats Matter?

White vs. Dark Meat – is it okay to say All Meats Matter?

What is the difference between white meat and dark meat? Meat is largely comprised of protein and when it comes to protein, there are different kinds. The protein at hand, is myoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to the different muscles and is highly pigmented 

Janice SmellaQue’s long perfected Banana Bread

Janice SmellaQue’s long perfected Banana Bread

During the early stages of COVID, the number one searched online recipe was for banana bread. When I looked at most of the recipes that came up, none of them fit my criteria of what banana bread should be. Ha! Call me picky. Call me 

What the Beef? Canadian vs American Beef Grading

What the Beef? Canadian vs American Beef Grading

I like a good AAA steak in Canada, but what does that mean? What is beef grading? How does AAA translate in the USA? What about Wagyu? Surprisingly, these are loaded questions and worth every bite (of information). Canadian beef is graded or evaluated against 

Reverse Sear – Steak

Reverse Sear – Steak

YOU WILL RULE THE GRILL if you cook meat to the perfect doneness! You know what a perfect steak tastes like – perfect amount of salt and maybe a slight edge of pepper or spice. But your perfect steak is also perfectly done to your 

Reverse Sear – Smoked or Grilled Duck Breast

Reverse Sear – Smoked or Grilled Duck Breast

YOU WILL RULE THE GRILL if you cook meat to the perfect doneness! You know what a perfect steak tastes like – perfect amount of salt and maybe a slight edge of pepper or spice. But your perfect steak is also perfectly done to your 

Sous Vide Fried Chicken

Sous Vide Fried Chicken

Goal: Golden crispy fried chicken on the outside that is juicy, tender and thoroughly cooked on the inside. Fear: Chicken cooked on the outside and raw on the inside. Yeech. Answer (with fear resolved): sous vide fried chickenBy slowly cooking the chicken prior to battering