Beer Braised Beef

I was given some beer and if you know me, I don’t prefer drinking beer.  I didn’t know what to do with it and it just sat in the fridge getting flat. Growing up, I was taught not to waste food. Even if it is something that I did not like. My dad would say,…

Beer BBQ Sauce

Now I’m not a huge beer fan (and yes I’ve had my fair share of different types) but I enjoy cooking with it.  I was recently given a growler of beer. Not knowing what to do with all of it and knowing that growlers do not last very long, I decided to make some beer…

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Fast, easy and healthy meals are something that I try to do. Its hard to eat right when you don’t have a lot of time. Here is an easy meal that you can try out on a busy day! Start the beef and broccoli dish by cutting and cooking some sweet onion. I used 1/2…

Easy Peasy Vegetable Bake

Finally I found a new favorite side dish for potlucks and hosting dinner parties.  It is simple and can be made ahead of time.  It is pretty looking and is super tasty.  It is extremely customizable and you can always add your favorite vegetables and substitute with vegan cheese.   For my recipe I used…

Easy Beef Stew

Vancouver has gotten a lot of snow over the past couple of weeks and the weather doesn’t seem like it will let up. It’s cold out and the only way to keep warm is to make some Easy Beef Stew!! When I say easy, this is EASY! Start with 1 chopped medium sweet onion and…

Easy BBQ Pork Ribs

This is an easy oven baked BBQ pork rib recipe.  I like to do this when I have a good chunk of time right before dinner. First start by placing the pork rib on a sheet of aluminum foil. You will need a large enough piece to wrap the entire rib. This will help keep…

Broccoli and Ham Quiche

Quiche is an easy dish that can be made with many different ingredients. That means it is a very versatile meal! For this quiche, I added ham, sharp cheddar and broccoli. Start by dicing the ham, cubing the cheddar and cutting the broccoli in bite-size bits. You need about 2 cups of broccoli, 1/2 cup…

Candied Yams and Sweet Potatoes

My family had a late Thanksgiving dinner this year and we decided to have a family potluck to celebrate. I wanted to stay traditional and make a candied yam dish. Instead of just yams, I wanted to add a bit more colour to the dish so I included some sweet potatoes as well. Start by…

Potluck Favorite: Corn Quinoa Salad

Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in Canada.  Typically Thanksgiving in our house is potluck.  If I am lucky I will be able cook the turkey but usually I am left to make a sides dish and usually this is a salad.  This recipe is my go to potluck salad.  It is light and…

Chicken and Potato

On days when I feel like an easy home cooked meal, I make chicken and potato with a honey garlic soy sauce. This dish is quick and easy to make after a long day at work. Begin with a chopping up half a sweet onion. Sauté the onion on medium low heat. Add two slices…

Summer Salad featuring PopUpMeal.com

PopUpMeal is a wonderful website which helps chefs share their food passions with the community.  It offers great resources to help launch a pop-up restaurant and tips on how to run your business.  The blog has many interesting articles, such as “how to handle bad restaurant service” to “farmer market scams” and a new series…

Easy Squash Gnocchi

Last month was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to make something special for him.  I decided I wanted to gnocchi so that he can eat it now or eat it later.  I know he really likes gnocchi and I have never made it for him. This recipe can easily be made ahead and frozen. …