Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad

Herbs like ginger, cilantro and mint make a beautiful medley when paired with smoked chicken in this Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad.  Smoked chicken has its own aroma and flavor profile that is best elevated with fresh flavors.  When its barbecue season, I’m fortunate to enjoy 

Poppy Seed Pheasant with Cranberry Gastrique

Poppy Seed Pheasant with Cranberry Gastrique

This week’s Supper Challenge is “poppy.”  While I love lemon poppy seed loaf, the cooler weather and autumn season brings about pheasant if you know a few hunters.   Cooking a savory dish with poppy seeds called for the color and flavors of cranberry, so Poppy 

Smoked Acorn Squash & Toasted Cornbread

Smoked Acorn Squash & Toasted Cornbread

What if the squishy yet meaty texture of Acorn squash is paired with a light, fluffy, toasted cornbread and rounded out as a dish? Ideal for brunch or light lunch, it’s a surprising delightful and composed dish. This recipe also works great with leftover cornbread. 

Harvest Grains & Grill Bowl

Harvest Grains & Grill Bowl

Harvest Grains and Grill Bowl, a guilt free and surprisingly satisfying meal. I typically don’t order vegetarian bowls at a restaurant, add in the extra challenge to cook grains into a tasty dish? I’m in. The secret to delectable, is to ensure all aspects are 

Butternut Squash Souffle

Butternut Squash Souffle

This week’s Supper Challenge is “Spice It Up.” As I was enjoying a warm autumn’s day, I really had to stretch the spice aspect. Autumn is a time of pumpkin spice lattes, root vegetables and belly warming comforts foods. So the best I could do 

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 

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 

Crab(less) Tofu Cakes

Crab(less) Tofu Cakes

When you’re >1000 km from the closest ocean, Crab(less) Tofu Cakes can substitute.  What do you know?  They’re vegetarian and perfect for Meatless Mondays too! On a serious note, I’m clearly a carnivore at heart, so when it comes to any sort of cooking, the 

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