Tag Archives: Beef

Shredded Chipotle Beef Tacos

At the beginning of the summer a new restaurant opened on Elgin called El Camino. They’re all about tacos, tequila and raw bar. I wrote about them in a previous post and how they’ve inspired me to up my own taco game. In that post I wrote about the crispy fish tacos, pico de gallo, […]

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Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

This unique and flavourful dish, known as bulgogi, consists of thinly sliced barbecued marinated beef and vegetables wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf. This Korean favourite is quickly gaining popularity in North America and can be found in some contemporary restaurants. In fact, Oz Kafe on Elgin Street offers their version of the dish which they call “Seoul […]

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Beef Spoons with Balsamic Reduction

Katie turned 25 this past year. A birthday that big deserved a suitable celebration. So we threw a party. I spent all day preparing in the kitchen as I had promised to make all of the food. I made an extensive cheese plate, candied nuts, chocolate covered strawberries, chicken satays and prosciutto wrapped figs. But it […]

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Balsamic Glazed Steak

Balsamic Glazed Steak

Nothing says summer like steak on the BBQ. Unfortunately, my landlord doesn’t allow barbecues on our balconies, so I’ve had to resort to creating my favourite summer dishes on the stove top or in the oven. When it comes to steak, I’ve had better success cooking it in the oven rather than in a skillet. […]

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Lasagne Bolognese

Every six months my family has what we call “Cookfest”. Basically, we all get together and spend the entire day cooking, eating and listening to music. There may be a glass or two of wine in there as well.  Previous Cookfests have featured chili, fondue, soups, etc. This weekend we spent the day making 6 […]

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Asian Meatballs

Meatballs. Simple, classic, and delicious. Whether they accompany your spaghetti, top your pizza or are the heart of your sandwich, they are always amazing. But lately I’ve been getting a bit tired of the traditional Italian meatballs. So I decided to make these Asian inspired ones instead. And yeah, they were amazing. These are ideal […]

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