Coconut Shrimp & Ginger Aioli

After a horrible takeout experience which saw us wait almost 3 hours for Thai food that never arrived, Katie and I decided to spend last Saturday making the ultimate Thai ...

Thai Red Curry Chicken

It was Friday night. Katie and I had both had long weeks, so we decided that instead of cooking, that we would relax and pick up a 6 pack of ...

Asian Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Earlier this summer, my buddy Al and I spent an entire day preparing and smoking 12 racks of ribs for a cottage feast. It literally took us all day, but we ...

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Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

What makes a good salad? Well, first and foremost, it should be ...

Montreal-Style Bagels

Bagels. One of my worst guilty pleasures. Nothing beats a warm, soft, ...

Potato and Goat Cheese Pierogi

Comfort food. Everybody loves it. For some it’s a nice warm bowl ...

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Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese & Rosemary Empanadas

I’m that guy in the office that brings his own lunch every day. Ever since I started working in Gatineau about 10 months ago, I’ve only gone out for lunch once or twice. Why? Well, part of it is economical. Bringing your own lunch is cheaper, and eating out is expensive. The other part is […]

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Homemade Peach Pie

I’m the chef of the house – Katie is the baker. When it comes to desserts and baked goods, she has really stepped up her game in the last year. Scones, cookies, muffins, crumbles, biscotti, and now pies. I swear, she has absolutely perfected the homemade pie crust. After testing out a bunch of different recipes, some […]

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Kansas City Smoked Ribs

Family Weekend Every summer, Katie’s Mom celebrates her birthday in mid July with a reunion of her side of the family that they call Family Weekend. With 7 sisters and a brother, Karen’s family is quite large. The weekend is a great celebration where all of the aunts, uncles and cousins gather at the Fleming’s cottage on […]

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Spicy Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Last year I visited the Urban Element on Parkdale for a cooking class called Live and Let Thai. This is awesome on multiple levels. First, it’s a Paul McCartney reference, which is awesome. Secondly, I love Thai food – and the Urban Element’s class did not disappoint. Chef Candice Butler taught us all about the tastes, flavours […]

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quinoa salad with avocado lime dressing

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Every Sunday night, I plan out our food for the week. I look at our hectic schedule, determine what we have in the fridge and pantry, and cross reference with any new recipes I’ve been itching to make. We typically make one or two of our “go-to” meals in a given week, and try out a few […]

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Breakfast Skillet

My latest kitchen weapon is a cast iron pan. I’ve wanted one for years, and just days after owning my first, I went out and bought a second in a bigger size. If you don’t own a cast iron pan, or know what makes them so amazing, you’re missing out. Okay, here are some quick […]

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Rustic Artisan Bread

Is there anything better than a fresh loaf of homemade bread on a Sunday morning. Warm, doughy goodness with a crusty outside layer enjoyed with a strong coffee on the patio. That’s the life, isn’t it? Two years back, I pretty much stopped eating bread. Well, that’s not true. I stopped eating bland, over-processed breads […]

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Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I’ve never been much of a pancake guy. It’s one of those foods that I just don’t get why people go crazy over them. I mean, they’re okay, I guess. There’s nothing wrong with them. I’m just not their biggest fan. If I’m out for breakfast I’m more inclined to order an omelette or crepes […]

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Chorizo Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pizza

Pizza night. Everyone’s favourite, right? This past Sunday was pizza night for us. Some friends invited us over to watch the season premiere of Mad Men. They provided incredible appetizers, and some Don Draper style drinks (Manhattan’s and Old Fashioned’s), while we decided to make a few homemade pizzas for the occasion. The first was […]

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Curry Butter Chicken with Cumin Crusted Naan Bread

I’ve been a huge fan of Indian food for quite some time. We absolutely love our curries. They are so flavourful and dynamic. The addition of certain spices can completely change and entire dish, in a good way. I’m also a sucker for naan bread. That doughy, chewy, soft goodness that you use as a […]

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