Tag Archives: Garlic

Roasted Garlic & Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese. Is there a better comfort food combination? The answer is “no”. There’s just something about dunking a crispy, cheesy sandwich into a big old bowl of tomato soup that is like a big warm hug. Instead of grabbing a can of Campbell’s from the store, treat yourself to this homemade […]

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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 beer and order takeout. I was actually looking forward to the break in the kitchen for once. Craving Thai food, we ordered a combo from one of […]

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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 were okay with that. We sat back, enjoyed a few beers, talked hockey and music, and kept an eye on our beautiful baby back ribs, […]

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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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Crispy Fish Tacos

Centretown I live in an area of Ottawa called Centretown. Well, more specifically, I live in the Golden Triangle. It is the neighbourhood east of Elgin Street and bordered in by the Rideau Canal. It’s a beautiful area in the heart of downtown full of green space, parks, cafes and pubs. Food in the area […]

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Ginger Sesame Asian Chicken Salad

The arrival of summer brings many things. Cottages. Patios. Beers. Nachos. While all of this eating and drinking can add up and be quite unhealthy, Katie and I have decided to balance it out with daily exercise and lighter weekday meals. This dish is a variation of a few different recipes that Katie gathered for me. It […]

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Beet & Almond Quinoa Pilaf

This quinoa pilaf is a great alternative to starchy and heavy sides such as rice, potatoes and pasta. It pairs well with almost any meat and is filled with robust flavour an colour. Beet & Almond Quinoa Pilaf 1 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup red onion, finely […]

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Chicken Curry Pizza

Lately we’ve been really into Thai and Indian food. Not only do they bring a vast array of wonderful flavours to your plate, but they are relatively easy to make and turn into incredible leftovers. Among our favourites are Pad Thai, chicken cashew, chicken tikka masala and curries – I can’t forget about the curries. […]

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Hot & Sour Soup

Winters in Ottawa are long and cold. Every time you think that Spring may finally be here, Winter comes roaring back with 20 cm of snow and bone chilling winds. While most people cower away inside during the winter months, Katie and I like to get out and enjoy the snow. Whether it be snowboarding, […]

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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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