#COOKING: LIVER & ONIONS WITH ROASTED POTATOES RECIPE
Liver & Onions with Roasted Potatoes. I mark a Diner by how good its Liver & Onions are and chances are if they are serving a rubbery, tough rendition of this classic, they likely aren't treating their other dishes with love and care. A Diner like this isn't worth your time. I could be at a fancy restaurant downtown like Cluny - who do an amazing Liver & Onions and have many amazing options, but if I see Liver on a menu, I am always intrigued and will migrate right to it.
#COOKING: CAMERON DIAZ’S ROASTED CORN SALAD + FRIED CHICKEN THIGHS RECIPE
Cameron Diaz's Roasted Corn Salad + Fried Chicken Thighs. Who knew Cameron Diaz was such an amazing cook? I fell into a black hole of cooking videos over the weekend and was rather impressed with Diaz's play-by-play of her Salad recipe. She'd explain the process of roasting and caramelizing corn, the impact of salt and the types of salt being important, plus also, her chopping skills were mesmerizing. I did worry about the raw Sugar Snap Peas being too tough and fibrous, but sliced thinly ...
#COOKING: JALAPEÑO AND RED PEPPER POPPERS RECIPE
Jalapeño and Red Pepper Poppers. These fan-favourite apps are the best and I honestly don't know why I haven't made these sooner. They're super-easy to make! Are these really spicy? The answer is no, but I have a really high tolerance to spice. The richness of the Cream Cheese balances out all the heat in the Jalapeños, but I've made a Red Pepper option just in case so that there's something for everyone. This serves two.
1 8oz container of Cream Cheese (I prefer Herb ...
#COOKING: VIETNAMESE FRESH SPRING ROLLS RECIPE
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls. Spring's arrived and what better way to ring it in than with some Fresh Spring Rolls? These are a staple of Vietnamese cuisine and are also known as Gỏi Cuốn. These are a great way to eat clean and they're great as an appetizer but substantial enough as a standalone meal. Yes, I know my wrapping skills need work, but no matter what they look like, they still taste great and that's the truth! Thanks to my pal Bee for sharing her sauce recipe with me! I added a ...
#COOKING: FILIPINO SPAGHETTI RECIPE
Filipino Spaghetti. What is this and how is it different from the Italian classic version we know and love? Well, this Filipino favourite is very popular at birthday parties and fast food chains like pride of The Philippines, Jollibee, serve it as a menu staple. Defined by its bright red sauce, which has a base made of Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste and Banana Ketchup (tomatoes were hard to come by during the war!) and also its distinctly sweet flavour, we're sure you'll love this if you have a ...
#COOKING: OXTAIL WITH RICE & PEAS RECIPE
Oxtail with Rice & Peas. One of the greatest things about growing-up in Toronto is the vast array of diverse cuisines we have at our convenience. I am a huge fan of Caribbean cuisine, and while I've been a Chicken Roti and Jerk Chicken connoisseur my whole life, Oxtail of late has surged to the front as my new favourite. I thought I'd give it a go and while it takes a while to prepare, that little bit of extra love is worth it. Time to break-out the Slow Cooker! Gravy on rice makes ...
#COOKING: ABALONE AND RAMEN RECIPE
Abalone and Ramen. One of the most sumptuous items you can have in Chinese Cuisine is Abalone. This nutritious shellfish, high in protein and Omega-3 is reserved for special celebrations and is on the pricier side. It has been dubbed "White Gold" for the amount of money it fetches. While it can be rather tricky to prepare as it can succumb to toughness if overcooked, fortunately, you can find amazing quality Abalone canned from places like China and Chile, which save you a lot of work. A good ...
#COOKING: PORK FLOSS DOUGHNUTS RECIPE
Pork Floss Doughnuts. If you love bacon on your doughnuts, you'll love Pork Floss on it! Pork Floss is pork that's been dehydrated and seasoned to sweet-savoury goodness. Its texture is like a coarse Candy Floss and it's eaten as a topping, a filling or a snack on its own. We added these to our fave Ghetto Doughnuts with a vanilla icing and the results are magic! So simple! You'll love these.
1 tube of Pillsbury Country Biscuit Dough (10 Biscuits)
2 tbsps Black ...
#COOKING: BLACK PEPPER FRIED CHICKEN STEAK RECIPE
Black Pepper Fried Chicken Steak. This is a favourite, which traditionally is deep-fried but I've adapted it for the Air Fryer. And it came out perfect! A crispy, Panko-crusted chicken fillet topped with a spicy, savoury brown gravy, served with rice. This is something I grew-up with, a staple at any Hong Kong-style Diner or food court, and actually not too tough to prepare at home. Come to think of it, this is a converging of Southern cuisine and Hong Kong cuisine. We know Americans in the ...
#COOKING: BIBIMBAP RECIPE
BiBimBap. This healthy and cheerful Korean staple is an all-time favourite and I have been known to go through periods where all I eat is this. It is extremely hearty and fun to make. The term itself translates to "Mixed Rice", which is accurate. You assemble all the ingredients together, add the sauce and toss it like a salad. While the traditional recipe uses Bulgogi Beef, I'm doing a spicy Korean Chicken and adding-in fried Zucchini fritters, Hobak Jun and Japchae, Korean Glass Noodles. ...