Middle Eastern Roast Chicken with Toum

View my step by step video This post is all about Mother’s Day. One day to respect and shower a person with love and affection that we should be doing year long. I’m part of a group of YouTubers called Tastemade and when they spoke about creating a collaboration for Mother’s Day, I jumped at … Continue reading Middle Eastern Roast Chicken with Toum

Toum – Garlic paste

Watch my step by step video This is a wonderful garlicky accompaniment to roast chicken or meat, kebabs or even pizza. The garlic is prepped by drizzling oil and lemon juice as it grinds down and it emulsifies similar to a mayonnaise. Many recipes use potatoes as well but I use pure garlic. The taste … Continue reading Toum – Garlic paste

Pico de Gallo

View step by step video instructions Pico de gallo screams ‘FIESTA’, it’s also super tasty. I think of Pico as a simple fresh salad that can accompany anything but best with some delicious fish or shrimp. I’ve visited Mexico many times, and the one thing that I kept going back for more was the Pico. … Continue reading Pico de Gallo

Guacamole

View my step by step video This recipe puts the OLE! In GuacamOLE! Ripe Avocados are creamed with lime juice and enhanced with Jalapeño, salt, pepper, red onions, tomatoes and cilantro. And watch the video for a tip to keep your Guac from discoloring. Print Yum Guacamole IngredientsIngredients 2 ripe Avocados Juice of one lime … Continue reading Guacamole

Chicken Fajitas – A DJ BBQ recipe for Food Revolution Day

 Watch my video special Food Revolution is an event I like to participate in yearly. It resonates so well with me as this is something I live with my own kids. Growing up with grandmothers, aunts and my own mother who are excellent cooks, it never occurred to me that there are so many kids … Continue reading Chicken Fajitas – A DJ BBQ recipe for Food Revolution Day

Spiced Couscous

Watch my step by step video instructions I was introduced to Couscous many years ago and love the ease of it’s preparation.Couscous are granules of durum wheat. It comes in various sizes and is popular in North Africa and the Middle East. It is cooked by soaking in hot water to rehydrate. This recipe is … Continue reading Spiced Couscous

Boneless Lamb Roast with Goat Cheese and Red Peppers

Watch step by step instructions I’ve made a leg of lamb many times before, but when I learned how to make this at a course at George Brown Culinary, I fell in love with the simplicity of this recipe. Although cooking with a bone in has great advantages, a boneless roast can be stuffed, cooked … Continue reading Boneless Lamb Roast with Goat Cheese and Red Peppers

Deviled Eggs – With Mustard and Bacon

I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of eggs. But after making Deviled eggs more times than I’d like to admit, I find that I crave the delicious taste of cooked yolks creamed with mayonnaise and seasonings. Deviled eggs are also versatile, your options are endless and only limited by your creativity. Popular … Continue reading Deviled Eggs – With Mustard and Bacon

Thai Red Curry Chicken

Watch my step by step video Every great Thai red curry recipe starts with a luxurious paste made with red chillies, lemongrass, galangal, shallots, coriander roots, kaffir lime leaves and zest, fish sauce and shrimp or crab paste. Most grocery stores now carry both red and green curry paste, but if you want to make … Continue reading Thai Red Curry Chicken

Easter Special – Marzipan Easter Eggs

Watch my Step by Step video Marzipan holds a special place in my heart. I grew up with this delight that was pressed into rubber molds, air dried and served to us every Christmas. Because of it’s popularity, it’s also made into egg shapes at Easter time and decorated with royal icing. Wouldn’t it be … Continue reading Easter Special – Marzipan Easter Eggs