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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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Thai Red Curry Chicken

It was Friday night. Katie and I had both had long weeks, so we decided that instead of cooking, that we would relax and pick up a 6 pack of beer and order takeout. I was actually looking forward to the break in the kitchen for once. Craving Thai food, we ordered a combo from one of […]

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Asian Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Earlier this summer, my buddy Al and I spent an entire day preparing and smoking 12 racks of ribs for a cottage feast. It literally took us all day, but we were okay with that. We sat back, enjoyed a few beers, talked hockey and music, and kept an eye on our beautiful baby back ribs, […]

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Spicy Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Last year I visited the Urban Element on Parkdale for a cooking class called Live and Let Thai. This is awesome on multiple levels. First, it’s a Paul McCartney reference, which is awesome. Secondly, I love Thai food – and the Urban Element’s class did not disappoint. Chef Candice Butler taught us all about the tastes, flavours […]

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Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

What makes a good salad? Well, first and foremost, it should be delicious. What’s the point of eating something that doesn’t taste good? Secondly, it also helps if it is healthy. I’ve never understood the “salads” that feature pathetic, wilted lettuce covered in creamy sauces, cheese and bacon. Sure, I love cheese and bacon too, […]

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Ginger Sesame Asian Chicken Salad

The arrival of summer brings many things. Cottages. Patios. Beers. Nachos. While all of this eating and drinking can add up and be quite unhealthy, Katie and I have decided to balance it out with daily exercise and lighter weekday meals. This dish is a variation of a few different recipes that Katie gathered for me. It […]

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Indian Chicken Curry Pizza

Chicken Curry Pizza

Lately we’ve been really into Thai and Indian food. Not only do they bring a vast array of wonderful flavours to your plate, but they are relatively easy to make and turn into incredible leftovers. Among our favourites are Pad Thai, chicken cashew, chicken tikka masala and curries – I can’t forget about the curries. […]

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Hot & Sour Soup

Winters in Ottawa are long and cold. Every time you think that Spring may finally be here, Winter comes roaring back with 20 cm of snow and bone chilling winds. While most people cower away inside during the winter months, Katie and I like to get out and enjoy the snow. Whether it be snowboarding, […]

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Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

This unique and flavourful dish, known as bulgogi, consists of thinly sliced barbecued marinated beef and vegetables wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf. This Korean favourite is quickly gaining popularity in North America and can be found in some contemporary restaurants. In fact, Oz Kafe on Elgin Street offers their version of the dish which they call “Seoul […]

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Ginger Sesame Halibut with Cucumber

Ginger Sesame Halibut on Cucumber

With Katie in town for Christmas we decided to make a nice dinner. To go with our scallops, I also made this halibut. It was amazing. Here is what you’re gonna need Fresh Halibut 1 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger ¼ tsp chili flakes 1 tsp sugar Cucumber, […]

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