Coconut Lime Rice

Time: 25 minutes Music Selection: Paramore – C’est Comme Ca Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice 10 oz can of coconut milk Water 1 lime, zested 1 Tbsp sugar Salt Fresh mint Directions: In a measuring cup, pour the coconut milk. Add water until it reaches 2 cups. Pour into a pot. Rinse the rice and…

Devilled Eggs (Harissa option)

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: You’re The Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley Ingredients: 6 eggs 2 Tbsp mayonnaise Small squirt of mustard (optional) Dash of lawry’s salt (optional) 1/8 tsp cayenne Fresh parsley or fresh chopped chives to garnish If you like it a bit spicy – instead of lawry’s and mustard add ¼…

Spicy Fish

Time: 30 minutes Do you ever call everyone for supper and no one answers… this recipe and song are for you… although once they taste this supper, they will show up when you make it again and again. Music Selection: Vince Gill – When I Call Your Name Ingredients: 4 – 5 basa filets, cut…

Golden Couscous

Time: 25 minutes This is such a great side and great to make a spicy fish bowl. Simple and subtle… Music Selection: Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All Ingredients: 6 cups chicken broth 6 Tbsp butter 1 large onion, finely diced 2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin 3 cups couscous Optional: 1…

Moroccan meatball tagine with runny eggs

Time: 60 minutes Seriously delicious, fast and healthy…. perfect for a cold day when you want to be held closer… Music Selection: Elton John & Britney Spears – Hold Me Closer Ingredients: Meatballs: 1 ½ lbs ground beef, lamb, game or combination ¼ cup olive oil 1 shallot, finely chopped 4 Tbsp finely chopped parsley…

Filipino BBQ Pork Skewers

Time: 15 minutes on BBQ (4 – 12 hours marinating) This is another simple and oh, so very tasty dish. Perfect for those very busy nights, when you don’t want to wash a lot of dishes! Music Selection: Coldplay – Clocks Ingredients: 2 lb pork butt or loin, sliced long and thin strips 1 cup…

Mexican Chocolate Tart

Time: 1 hour preparation; 4 hours rest Want to have a happy day? Try this delicious, easy tart. Music Selection: Barbara Streisand & Judy Garland – Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy Ingredients: Pecans: 1 1/2 cups pecan halves 1 Tbsp butter, melted 3 Tbsp brown sugar, packed 1 Tbsp water 1/8 tsp cayenne 1…

Bouillabaise

Time: 1 hour It’s all about that bouilla”base”… boom boom Music Selection: Meghan Trainor – All About That Base Ingredients: Baguette, cut lengthwise and then into 2 – 3 inch pieces Olive oil dried parsley to sprinkle on bread 5 cloves garlic 1 onion, diced 2 celery stalks, trimmed and chopped 1 fennel bulb, trimmed…

Spicy Pork/Turkey Udon Noodles

Time: 45 minutes This is quick, delicious comfort food. You can make it all with pork, all with turkey or a bit of both… Enjoy with Kitaro. Music Selection: Kitaro – Matsuri Ingredients: 5 packs (1.25 kg) udon noodles 4 tsp sesame oil 4 Tbsp peanut oil 5 cloves, garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped 3…

Blueberry Cream Cake

Time: 90 minutes Blueberries grow all over Canada, and although this cake is often referred to as a Nova Scotian blueberry cream cake, many provinces have blueberry festivals. One that we had a great time at, years ago is in Brigus, Newfoundland. If you haven’t been, you should go and enjoy the fun and festivities…