Friday, 21 July 2017

Know your Pork {Making the cut}

Do you know your pork?

It’s something I’ve always said to my family and friends; humans are the most trusting species on the planet. Most people disagree until I break it down. We eat at restaurants, buy cars, use ovens, brush our teeth’s, why? Because we trust that the establishment is clean, we trust the car was built properly, we trust the oven won’t explode and that the toothpaste isn’t poisonous. Likewise, the meat we buy also shows a level of trust to the companies or persons who supply it. In recent times over and over we are seeing where that trust is broken and we find it imperative to dig deeper and really get to know where our food comes from.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Rum cream coffee cooler

"Icy Cool"

This is probably the most delicious way to enjoy a cold iced coffee, spiked with creamy rum. I have made several versions of this recipe each time having a hit or miss and using the past miss to make the next better. Once night I finally got it right. And since this month is all about cool refreshing icy cold things for summer I decided to share the wealth.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sorrel glazed smoked pork chops

My Dinner

My husband has been asking me for smoked pork chops for weeks. I’ve not exactly been ignoring him, but because I’m not really a pork person it’s not one of the things I remember to pick up in the grocery store. So today we went grocery shopping together and he made sure to pick up a pack of pork chops for me to cook for dinner today.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Jerk sausage beef burgers with a roasted red pepper mayo

My Dinner

If you want a burger that incredibly juicy and flavorful you should probably mix some seasoned pork sausages into the beef. Specifically, jerk pork sausages. Smoked paprika, pepper jack cheese and jerk sausage are a match made in heaven when it comes to burger making.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Boozy Java grilled shrimp skewers

My Dinner

Its time for a shrimp dinner. I think my husband was getting tired of chicken and fish. He loves shrimp, but loves it fried. I decided to go a healthier route to get the best of both worlds. Grilled shrimp is another great easy dinner idea. And putting them on skewers makes your life even easier.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Sesame garlic fish nuggets

My Dinner

How about we have some fish. Light crispy deep-fried fish tossed in a sweet garlic sauce. I call these fish nuggets. Delicious dinner option when you are tired of chicken. This fish is full of Asian flavors, a melting pot of garlic, sesame seeds, green onions and honey. Serve this with some fried rice and that’s dinner.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Sticky Pineapple rosemary drumsticks

My Dinner

I really had no idea what to do for this month of recipes. However I cook dinner 3 to 4 even 5 times a week most weeks. So I figure I will blog whatever I cook for dinner. So this month I am posting whatever I cook for dinner so you can cook it for your dinner too. Now let me just warn you, I am the easy dinner queen. I want full flavor with little effort.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Rotisserie chicken and cheese Hoddeok

Rotisserie revamp!

Store bought rotisserie revamp 7: Rotisserie chicken and cheese hoddeok
This is the last recipe for rotisserie chicken month. Hoddeok is a yeast dough filled with sugar, nuts and cinnamon then pan fried. When fried the sugar and cinnamon melt on the inside leaving you with a sweet gooey filling and crunchy nuts. That’s how its normally done. Today I decided to revamp it and add chicken and cheese to the mix.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Rotisserie chicken pizza

Rotisserie revamp!

Store bought rotisserie revamp 6: chicken pizza

It’s almost as if rotisserie chicken was made for pizzas. It’s another great way to use up left over rotisserie chicken meat and make a brand new and delicious dinner, that everyone will eat without even realizing their eating 5 day old chicken.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

BBQ Chicken and green onion loaded potato skins

Rotisserie revamp!

Store bought rotisserie revamp 5 Loaded potato skins

At this point you would imagine everyone in my household is sick and tired of rotisserie chicken. Now is the time when the recipes will masque the chicken instead of putting it front and center. Sometimes you will want to serve the chicken in all its glory. But let’s say you have had a rotisserie chicken in the refrigerator for longer than 5 days and a few breasts are left in the back of the refrigerator in a bit of foil, you might not necessarily want to celebrate that. This is where these amazingly delicious potato skins come in handy.