Monk fish used to be this shit fish that was brought up with the trawlers catch that the fisherman would eat as they couldn’t sell the ugly thing, plus it is relatively hard to “clean” … then people started to realize that that shit tasted great. It’s kinda like lobster, but a quarter of the work. It has a light sweet taste and a firm texture that lends itself well to steaming. Read more
Damn, you need something quick to go with that piece of meat you cooked… What do you do?
Make a damn salad! They are quick and usually pretty easy to make.
Here is a very simple and quick vegetable salad that I make all of the time. Usually I use carrots, peppers and a fruit like mangoes or cucumbers. If you use Mangoes make sure that they are green and firm or your slad will be to sweet and mushy.
- 1/2 Carrot (Slivered)
- 1/3 Cucumber (slivered)
- 1 Mango (slivered)
- 1/4 Red Onion (slivered)
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Using your mad knife skillz, slice and sliver the vegetables and fruit… Or you can use a mandolin like this Japanese style one by Benriner
- Mince the garlic.
- Toss it all together in a bowl and serve immediately
- It will keep in the fridge for about a week, but the mango and cucumber may start to get mushy in a few days… still totally edible, just not the best texture anymore.
Okay, so I’m a big fan of using leftovers to make something different yet just as great as the day or so before. I almost always make extra meat, sauce and veg so that I can use them later to create a whole host of creatively delish leftover dishes.
Here is a quickish lunch I threw together on the spur of the moment. I was damn hungry and could have just chowed down on the cold chicken and some lettuce, but what’s the fun in that? Plus these cassava wraps are dead easy and take hardly any time to kick out.
You can use any leftover meat you want and any veg as well. These ingredients are just what I had on hand to use at the time my hunger struck. Read more
Sometimes you just need a little “cheat” here and there to make everything alright in your world. After having a long reminiscing conversation about Pie and the ultimate remembered deliciousness of the gooey bottom crust, (It’s been about 8 years since I’ve eaten a piece…), I found myself wanting that little “cheat”. I had some frozen fruit on hand so I threw this Cobbler together using Cassava Flour. The stuff is brilliant! Read more
Saturday breakfast growing up was almost always a grand affair with bacon or ham, french toast or pancakes, berries, fruit, eggs of some kind, marmalade and toast… At my house nowadays not so much sadly.
However, my kids did grew up with my families secret recipe for homemade pancakes. No box made in my house! They are delicious (or what I remember them tasting like)!
Ever since I have moved towards a more appropriate ancestral style of eating, I have struggled to find a great recipe that even comes close to the deliciousness that I remember… I have done the almond flour route, coconut flour, sweet potato, tapioca, Plantain flour, and just plain banana and egg, to no avail 🙁 Read more
One of the Cuisines I tend to “Cheat” with is All-You-Can-Eat Sushi!!! It is SOooo good 🙂 .Raw fish, a bit of white rice, wasabi (hate to break it to you, but its really just coloured horseradish in North America 🙁 ) and soy sauce. I fucking hate coconut aminos!!! It does not taste like soy to me, so I bring my own Gluten-Free soy sauce that I buy online in travel packets from San-j.
One of the dishes that I used to order was Black Pepper Beef, but since they use regular wheat filled soy, I have stopped getting it. I had a hankering for some today and also had about 6 oz. of top sirloin thawed out in my fridge. Breakfast was born… Read more
My youngest son (13) loves the taste of lemon and lime dessert-y things like Limoncello ice cream or lime yogurt or lemon/limeade. I thought it would be a nice treat to make everyone some Key Lime pie to have after our grilled steak dinner tonight.
The recipe is just something I whipped together with what I had on hand. We think it turned out pretty well 🙂 Read more
Life should be simple sometimes and so should dinner… especially after a long day of hard work or play.
A dead simple dinner at my house usually starts with sausages. They are easy to cook in various ways and are super delicious with all that fat in them 🙂 The absolute easiest way to cook them is in the oven. Simply pop them in and wait. It doesn’t get easier than that. Read more
When I was cheffing at the Bamboo Dining Lounge in downtown Toronto during the beginning of this new millennium, we served on our regular menu a great Thai red curry dish with chicken over jasmine rice. It was very popular, however I didn’t really like when I first started working there.
It wan’t until the end of my time there that this dish took a shine to my pallet, but once it did I couldn’t get enough of it. All the Thai curries are great (green, massaman, red), but there was something about the richness of the red curry that just sat well with me. Read more
Facebook is a wonderful and hellacious place all at the same time… Trolling comment spats to amazing news from friends to great food ideas… That being said, a great recipe video passed through my news feed yesterday that peaked my interest and looked divine! It was a recipe video on how to make Tacos Al Pastor. Basically, a Mexican version of a Lebanese shawarma. Read more