Tag Archives: Appetizer

Coconut Shrimp & Ginger Aioli

After a horrible takeout experience which saw us wait almost 3 hours for Thai food that never arrived, Katie and I decided to spend last Saturday making the ultimate Thai feast ourselves. The plan was to make our favourites – Pad Thai and Red Curry Chicken. While I was shopping for the ingredients at Kowloon Market, […]

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Crab Cakes Lemon Garlic Aioli

Crab Cakes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

-22.7° celsius. That’s how cold it got this past weekend. I know, we live in Canada. But it’s still November, and that bone chilling cold isn’t supposed to show its ugly face until at least the new year, right? So what do you do when it’s that cold. Bundle up? Stay inside? I typically cook. […]

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Smoked Paprika Crisps Garlic Onion Dip

Smoked Paprika Crisps with Garlic Onion Dip

Guilty pleasures. We all have them. For some it’s popcorn, others it’s cookies. For Katie and I, we have a guilty pleasure by the name of Miss Vickies. There’s just something about them that make them irresistible to us. Knowing that they are not the healthiest of snacks, we’ve tried to eat them less often. Easier said than done. […]

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Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Tonight I’m heading to another edition of Man Dinner. Yes, I have blogged about this before. It’s a pretty simple idea. Man Dinner is basically a macho potluck. Here are the brief rules. Guys only, bring a dish made with meat, and some cold beers. That’s it. Most guys go for the classics – wings, […]

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Mango Salsa

Mango Avocado Salsa

Summer is right around the corner. You know what that means? We say so long to the wintery comfort foods like French Onion Soup and Lasagna for a few months, and welcome the fresh, light flavours of summer. Entert Mango Salsa. This is always a hit, no matter where I bring it. It’s great with […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Cremini Mushooms

So you’ve been invited to a potluck. What do you bring? A salad? Another dip? No, forget that and make these amazing stuffed mushrooms. They are nice tasty (somewhat) healthy treat that wil have people asking you for the recipe. Stuffed Mushrooms 24 button or cremini mushrooms 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Bruschetta makes a great snack or a tasty side to any dish. I usually make this recipe for potlucks or as an appetizer, but last night I made it alongside some spinach and goat cheese ravioli. Many people buy pre-made bruschetta mix in the store, but it is so much better when you make it […]

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Asian Meatballs

Meatballs. Simple, classic, and delicious. Whether they accompany your spaghetti, top your pizza or are the heart of your sandwich, they are always amazing. But lately I’ve been getting a bit tired of the traditional Italian meatballs. So I decided to make these Asian inspired ones instead. And yeah, they were amazing. These are ideal […]

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