Chicken Flautas

Chicken Flautas

I love Mexican food and there are a few different authentic Mexican restaurants that I enjoy going to. One of my favourite items on the menus are flautas and I often order them whenever we go out to these restaurants. Flautas are rolled tacos that are fried in oil till they are crispy. Some people call these taquitos or rolled …

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Chicken and Zucchini Curry

Chicken and zucchini Curry

During these cold winter months, it is the perfect time for some good ol’ comfort food. A big pot of simmering stew in the dutch oven brings a great smell throughout the house and is an excellent meal to have after hours of shovelling snow, which is exactly what happened this weekend. Stew recipes for me are never the same. I …

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Thai Pork and Cashew Red Curry

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Anytime I go out to a Thai restaurant I face a dilemma. I know that I will get a curry dish, but struggle to decide whether it will be a green curry or red curry. Both are delicious and each have their own unique flavour. Generally, I prefer green curry with chicken and red curry with seafood. Mussels in a …

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Oven Baked Drunken Side Ribs

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I absolutely love ribs and while I usually prepare them in my smoker or grill, there are times that I cook them in the oven. It’s funny, cause each time I do make ribs in the oven, I am surprised at both how simple it is and how the ribs are super tasty. Baking ribs in the oven over a …

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Smoked Chorizo Burgers


Fresh Mexican chorizo is made from ground pork and has a deep blend of Mexican seasonings. Quite versatile, chorizo is great used in many dishes. One of my favourite ways to use chorizo is for grilling burgers. Chorizo burgers are incredible and excellent with fresh sliced tomatoes, avocado and some cheese. Instead of grilling, these chorizo burgers were smoked and …

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Louisiana Shrimp Creole


Shrimp creole is one of my favourite dishes, and I remember my father making it when I was a kid. Oh the memories it brings back. This was probably one of the few dishes I first learned how to prepare when I started to cook on my own. Shrimp creole is of Louisiana origin. There are many dishes in this …

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Grilled Chicken Eggplant and Zucchini on a Bun

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With grilling season in full force, I look for anything that I can grill. While meat is most common, I do really enjoy grilling vegetables. Zucchini, eggplant and peppers are ideal vegetables to be grilled, and they are excellent tossed into pasta salad with feta cheese, as toppings for a pizza or eaten just on their own. One other option …

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Oven Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs BBQ

I was all prepared for this Mother’s Day. I bought some really nice baby back ribs and planned to smoke them low and slow for the afternoon to make a nice meal for my wife. Problem is that it rained for the full afternoon so the smoker could not happen. Therefore, I had to go to plan B and bake …

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Grilled Catfish Corn and Black Bean Tostadas

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Grilling and summer is a combination that brings me so much happiness! With the warm weather, I look for any excuse to hang out on the back deck and preparing food is always my favourite. Bright fresh flavours work really well in summer and I decided to go Mexican with this recipe. Mexican cuisine offers so much in way of options …

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Grilled Chicken Eggplant and Zucchini Pesto Pizza

Grilled Chicken Zucchini Eggplant Pesto Pizza

One of the most exciting aspects of spring is baseball and I love to watch any spring training game I am able to. I just love the sport and watching the game reassures me that the warm weather is coming! It has really been an odd couple months weather-wise with it warm and sunny one day and freezing the next. But, …

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