Meat & Mushroom Melts

View my step-by-step video Meat and Mushrooms are a marriage made in heaven. For decades they’ve enhanced each other in many many recipes. Not only do they compliment each other in flavour but they also really are really economical to use together in the technique called Blend and Extend. Blend and Extend is the technique of … Continue reading Meat & Mushroom Melts

Kani style Japanese Crab Salad

View my step-by- step video If you’re not playing Pokemon Go at the moment, you may be part of a small minority. I never play games myself, but just had to download the game to see what the hoopla was about. I can see why my crazy teenagers go running around trying to catch rare … Continue reading Kani style Japanese Crab Salad

Sriracha Firecracker Shrimp

Click here for my step-by-step video I always wondered how Firecracker Shrimp were so straight. Are these special type of Shrimp? Are they forced into a straight line using a skewer? I decided to learn the secret to forcing the Shrimp out of it’s natural curled shape. While the curl in a Shrimp is a … Continue reading Sriracha Firecracker Shrimp

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

View my step-by-step video Not just healthy and gluten free , this delicious roll is also packed with flavor. I was introduced to this treat bu a coworker whose parents used to run a restaurant. I introduced it to my kids and just loved it. The measurements below are not exact, simply because the size … Continue reading Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Mary-nated Chicken Balls

View my step-by-step video In honor of my mother’s Mary Coutinho’s 70th surprise birthday, I wanted to create an appetizer that would contain all the flavors she loves in one small bite. And hence I created the Mary-nated Chicken Balls. Middle Eastern spices elevate this chicken ball to an exotic status and this is the … Continue reading Mary-nated Chicken Balls

Butter Chicken Bites

View my step-by-step video I’m always looking for an interesting appetizer to serve and I’ve created a popular twist on an old classic – Butter Chicken Bites! This one bite delicious Buttery Chicken goodness is the perfect thing to serve for PERFECT for game night, a snack and is elegant enough to serve at your … Continue reading Butter Chicken Bites

Thai Basil Chicken

Watch to view step-by-step instructions Thai food is one of my FAVORITE things to make. Earlier this year I started making a red curry and my obsession with Thai food was well on it’s way. There’s something intriguing about chicken mixed with chilli and garlic and delicately flavored with the liquorice flavor of Thai basil. … Continue reading Thai Basil Chicken