Tag Archives: Spicy

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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Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp on Zucchini Noodles

Comfort food. I talk about that a lot on Raise a Toast. Those foods that just give you a big hug on a cold, sleepy day. Pasta has always done that for me. But over the years I’ve started to cut back on my pasta intake, mostly due to the carbs. Maybe that’s why I took up […]

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Mango Avocado Salsa

Summer is right around the corner. You know what that means? We say so long to the wintery comfort foods like French Onion Soup and Lasagna for a few months, and welcome the fresh, light flavours of summer. Entert Mango Salsa. This is always a hit, no matter where I bring it. It’s great with […]

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Ginger Sesame Halibut on Cucumber

With Katie in town for Christmas we decided to make a nice dinner. To go with our scallops, I also made this halibut. It was amazing. Here is what you’re gonna need Fresh Halibut 1 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger ¼ tsp chili flakes 1 tsp sugar Cucumber, […]

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Waverley Ribs

Let me start off by introducing Jon. Jon and I have been best friends since we were kids, about 13 years now. Jon has 3 loves in his life: The Pittsburgh Steelers, Labatt 50 and food. Hmm, maybe that’s why we get along so well. Anyways, this week Jon and I have lived together for […]

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Steam Whistle Beer Can Chicken

Today is Friday and I’m really excited. Not only because the weekend is here, but because tonight is our first official Man Dinner in Ottawa. This is an event we created back in 2007 during our university days at Bishop’s, which we have perfected over time. The rules are simple. Man Dinner is a guys […]

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