Vegetarian Spiced Lentil (Dal) Soup with Apples, Ginger and Tumeric

Vegetarian Spiced Lentil (Dal) Soup with Apples, Ginger and Tumeric

I’m not kidding, this vegetarian soup with lentils is absolutely delicious! Second helpings by everyone at dinner! I love a challenge, especially for the weekly @supperchallenge. For “apple” this week, I want to cook apples in a savory way. When I came across a recipe 

Elevated Elvis PBBB (Peanut Butter, Bacon, Banana) Brioche Sandwich

Elevated Elvis PBBB (Peanut Butter, Bacon, Banana) Brioche Sandwich

How can you elevate the King’s classic peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich?  “School Lunch” is the theme of this week’s supper challenge.  Do you remember peanut butter banana sandwiches? How to take a simple sandwich to the next level? Bacon. What else? Nuts are 

Beer Infused Peach French Toast with Ricotta and Blues Hog Champions Blend BBQ Sauce

Beer Infused Peach French Toast with Ricotta and Blues Hog Champions Blend BBQ Sauce

Breakfast will never be the same. This plate is so good, I enthusiastically encourage beer for breakfast! It is 5 o’clock somewhere. And its out of the box. Beer Infused Peach French Toast with Ricotta and Blues Hog Champions Blend BBQ Sauce is delicious! If 

Tamale (Leftover Brisket) Pie

Tamale (Leftover Brisket) Pie

Ever heard of a tamale pie or a cornbread pie? If you live north of the American border, it turns out, a cornbread crust cooked on top of typical tamale fillings makes a tamale pie (also known as cornbread pie). But don’t get distracted, leftover 

Strawberry Kale Salad with Blues Hog Tennessee Red Dressing

Strawberry Kale Salad with Blues Hog Tennessee Red Dressing

BBQ is not just for meat lovers, so when looking for a full flavored lighter dinner, I’ll make a Strawberry Kale Salad with Blues Hog Tennessee Red Dressing. Blues Hog makes this awesome sweet and tangy sauce that has a great zest. While Tennessse Red 

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 

Quiche

Quiche

Can I make a flaky pie crust AND bake a silky egg custard to truly bake a quiche? Do you hear trepidation in my question? You bet! With the weekly supper challenge theme, “eggs,” I set myself up for a challenge. The best quiche I 

Dill Pickle Potato Chip Soup

Dill Pickle Potato Chip Soup

When a weekly supper challenge involves “chips”, Dill Pickle Potato Chip Soup was the first thing that came to my mind. Chips are a comfort food. It only seems natural to pair comfort food with comfort food, in a soup. Luckily, I was inspired by 

Cajun Inspired Shrimp and Italian Grits (Polenta)

Cajun Inspired Shrimp and Italian Grits (Polenta)

Through a weekly cooking challenge among friends, we happened upon “Cajun” as the theme. I’m born and bread in Canada. Except for a handful of dishes I’ve eaten, Cajun, is a just a Southern concept. I scoured the grocery stores for grits – nada. Fresh 

Make Ahead “Canned” Laksa

Make Ahead “Canned” Laksa

A prepared single serving meal that isn’t run of the mill, Make Ahead “Canned” Laksa?  When I need a break from chili, casseroles and stewed dishes, I want a bright and flavorful dish! Can a bright and flavorful, out of the box meal really be