Mushroom Ragout

Time: 20 minutes “Everything flows, here comes another new day”… It is Thanksgiving and I love the smell of the fresh, cool air. To give “thanks” this year, we made a delicious Mushroom Ragout to go over Creamy Grits and roast duck – mostly foods that are native to Alberta (duck, corn, mushrooms). So good,…

Creamy Cabbage, Bacon & Sausage Soup

Time: 90 minutes Music Selection: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) Summer vacation is nearly over and for whatever reason, I love to make soups and hearty foods in the Fall. Using vegetables from your garden or a local farmer’s market make this even more delicious. This soup is healthy, simple to make…

Beef Bourguignon

Time: 2 ½ hours On chilly days, there is something comforting about a big bowl of a hearty stew. This one is slow cooked to get the meat and flavours to really blend. The combination of flavours reminded me of Provence and just a happy feeling of being at peace. This dish and the music…

Slimming Broccoli Salad

Time: 15 minutes Summer time – summer body! This is a great, delicious salad to eat all summer long. It is great for BBQ parties and potlucks and keeps well. It is very simple, healthy and crunchy! It is a salad to eat “forever and ever”… I hope you enjoy it and the music. Music…

Chicken Hasselback Pasta

Time: 35 minutes Music Selection: Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take it There was a time before the age of #metoo where this type of behavior wasn’t ok… Dont’ take the BS any more. I’m not going to. But today, kids (and adults?) still want to rock… This chicken hasselback pasta ROCKS… This is…

Crockpot Asian Short Ribs & Rice

Time: 8 – 10 hours Music Selection: Jess Glynne – Right Here Ingredients: 1 cup soy sauce 1 cup beef broth ½ cup brown sugar 6 cloves garlic (or 1 Tbsp minced) 2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 2 tsp sesame oil 2 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes 5 – 6 lbs bone in beef short…

Asian BBQ’d Baby Bok Choy

Time: 1 hour marinating; 15 min prep and grilling This recipe is truly amazing, healthy and super easy. The flavours are like a “storm” for your taste buds, sweet, spicy, hot and then the crunch of the bok choy… Yum. We had these for Mother’s Day, served alongside some Smoked Pork Belly… Delicious. Music Selection:…