Chicken Shawarma in the Oven

The pandemic has made it hard to go to restaurants and enjoy foods that you get in restaurants. Even going to get take-out can be challenging. I decided I wanted to eat shawarma but I didn’t want to go out. Instead I decided to make some oven baked chicken shawarma. Begin by mixing the spice…

Lemongrass Chicken

Lemongrass chicken is a staple when you go to a Vietnamese restaurant. The rich citrusy and lemony flavours from just adding fresh lemongrass make this chicken delectable. This dish is surprisingly easy to prepare and make. Start by preparing the lemongrass. Some supermarkets sell fresh lemongrass. Look for ones that look bright green and not…

Chicken and Shrimp Wontons

Wontons are a staple in my freezer. They are great addition to instant noodles or just in a bowl of warm broth. Many stores carry frozen wonton in the freezer section but they are easy and fun to make. You can make your own wonton wrappers but a lot of Asian stores carry pre-made wrappers….

Hainanese Chicken

This is one of the easiest chicken recipes that I’ve made. Easiest and still delicious!! Hainanese chicken is a South East Asian dish that can be easily made at home. Its also versatile so you can add your own personal touches to it. Start with a whole chicken. Many sources tell you to use the…

Almost Authentic Pad Thai

Pad thai is definitely one of my partner’s favourite meals. His take on pad thai is the westernized version with loads of ketchup. I decided to make an almost authentic pad thai. I say “almost” because I followed a recipe from Hot Thai Kitchen https://hot-thai-kitchen.com/pad-thai/ but added some ketchup and my own spin to the…

Huli Huli Chicken

I’m still dreaming about the food that I had in Hawaii. With the colder winter weather I wish I could back. One of my favourite dishes was Huli Huli chicken. Hulu Huli chicken is normally a grilled chicken dish served in Hawaii. There are lots of different recipes for huli huli marinade. Here is my…

Beer Marinated Chicken

Have you ever invited people over just to find out that they leave beer in the fridge? I’m not a big beer drinker and having beer in the fridge taking up space drives me crazy. Because I don’t prefer beer, doesn’t mean that I don’t like cooking with it. Like my dad always said, eat…

Oven Baked Lemon Chicken

I love the feeling of eating comfort foods. It makes you warm and fuzzy. I discovered this recipe when I was searching for a baked chicken recipe and now I can’t stop making it. Begin by brining a whole chicken for at least 1 day. Learn more about brining by checking out this recipe on…

Leftover Bread – Shake and Bake

The other day I was helping to host a party and I made some bruschetta and had tonnes of extra bread.  We had to eat it now or eat it later.  Well we saved it for later.  We toasted and stored them in a plastic bag in the fridge. I used my food processor 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 Lemon Honey Chicken

Looking for an easy quick dish?  This is one of my favorites.  It is actually called Honeymoon chicken. It is sweet, sour and tasty. For this recipe you will need lemon, poultry herbs (thyme, rosemary and sage), honey, garlic, olive oil and white wine.  When a recipe asks for whole chicken, I prefer to use…