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 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 

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 

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 

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 

Quick BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Quick BBQ Baby Back Ribs

This style of BBQ Baby Back Ribs will be quick; cooking at higher temperatures will shorten the cooking time. BBQing at higher temperatures is also known as hot and fast.  Of course, if you want to cook ribs at a lower temperature, you will also have 

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