Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Ramen

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Miki Matsubara – Stay With Me This recipe will stay with you and quickly become a favorite. It is fast, healthy, and delicious – you can make it spicier by controlling the red curry/gojuchang. We made this tonight and I asked my kids to find music to pair with the…

Alive Again Salsa

Time: 1 hour; makes about 8 small jars Ok – it is week 5 of social distancing, isolation and quarantine due to the worldwide pandemic. To keep busy this week, my 15 YO daughter and I decided to make home made salsa. We even canned it. It is also Easter week and because we won’t…

Jalapeno Popper Appetizers

Time: 45 minutes This is another very simple and super tasty recipe, particularly if you like a bit of heat. They will make your mouth “pop with flavor”. They can be a bit messy to eat, so have napkins handy. Music Selection: Men Without Hats – Pop Goes the World Ingredients: 5 jalapeno peppers 1…

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:…

Bacon Wrapped Yam Fries

Time: 1 hour We made these little gems for the first time yesterday and they are now on the “family favourites list”. We liked them for supper with burgers and we liked them for breakfast with eggs and fresh fruit. I think I will also make these as an appetizer in the future, as they…

Steak Fajitas

Time: Marinade – 1 day; 30 minutes cooking time Serves 4 Bet you can’t stand still while making this dish and listening to La Bamba… the music lifts your mood and the fajitas will lighten your spirit and fill your soul! I love making dishes like this, as you can throw the meat in the…

Zhoug Sauce

Time: 10 minutes I recently had lunch with a friend and colleague at an iconic diner in Edmonton. I had the brussel sprouts with Zhoug… blew my mind! My gift to bring sunshine to your day is this recipe and the one for my roasted brussel sprouts. You will be dreaming of flying on a…