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 

Thai Basil Chicken / Pheasant

Thai Basil Chicken / Pheasant

Krapow Gai or Thai Basil Chicken (or Pheasant) is a fresh Thai dish, especially great for a weeknight! The largest challenge of infusing basil into a dish, is to ensure the basil is highlighted, while keeping the dish fresh. The basil and the chicken must 

Avocado Basil Pheasant Salad Rolls with Avocado Sauce

Avocado Basil Pheasant Salad Rolls with Avocado Sauce

Avocado Basil Pheasant Salad Rolls is not your run of the mill salad roll. Similar to Thai Basil Chicken (Krapow Gai) without the spicey tingle, the infusion of basil and cilantro really accentuates the avocado. With “avocado” as this week’s theme for Supper Challenge, I 

Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut

Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut

There is something elegant about a dish that includes a pistachio crust, the great part is, its easy! Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut is uniquely nutty with a vibrant citrus zing! Halibut is a mild, firm fish that enables this combination well. Alternatively, another white fish 

Texas Twinkie Steamed Bao

Texas Twinkie Steamed Bao

Jalapeno Popper with brisket, also known as Texas Twinkies are oh, so good! An ultra flavorful fusion filled bun seemed like a great excuse to cook something new with leftover brisket and enjoy the spicy cheese goodness of a jalapeno popper. An Asian steamed bao 

Zarzuela Seafood Stew

Zarzuela Seafood Stew

I’m anxiously awaiting a warm holiday, so in the meantime, my travels will have to be done through food. This week’s supper challenge is themed “Spanish,” in consideration of the anniversary of Kent’s first cook, Paella. I love seafood. My distance to the ocean is 

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

This Japanese street food is an Asian cross between a cabbage based pizza and a pancake.  A cooked cabbage patty with delicious toppings like bacon, shrimp, squid or octopus can be enjoyed. In North America, an okonomiyaki sounds a little odd, but don’t judge it 

Mince or Ground Meat Wellington

Mince or Ground Meat Wellington

My kid’s have excellent taste. They asked me to cook a Beef Wellington. Right….  I guess the a la carte must be excellent at Bistro SmellaQue?  How am I going to execute this dinner request? Foodies often miss the level of difficulty in cooking a