Monday, 31 July 2017

Boiled Lobster with Lemon Garlic Butter

Yum

I took a recent trip to the East Coast to visit friends and when your in that part of the country, you have to make sure to enjoy a great lobster meal. This time though I decided to bring some live lobster back home with me so that I can enjoy a little more seafood for just a while longer. The best lobster meal can be a simple lobster boil with a great butter dipping sauce. You will want to have a large 8 quart pot and I would recommend that you choose a lobster that weights between a pound and a pound and a half for the best flavour. Those that are not accustomed to cooking a live animal there is a simple rule for lobster, do not drop the lobster into the pot with rubber bands on the claws, you will need to get them off first. What you want to do is hold the lobster up by the claws with the top facing you, the lobster will put a bit of a fight but just hang on until it tires itself out, cross the arms so it forms an X, hold the lobster firmly with one hand at the point of the cross and with your free hand cut the bands off. Drop the lobster into the pot head first, only letting go of your firm grip with one hand on the way in. When complete enjoy with a lemon garlic butter dip.

Inspired by Tourism PEI

MORE SEAFOOD RECIPES
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Boiled Lobster with Lemon Garlic Butter Recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes  Servings: 2

Ingredients 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Classic Grill Cheese on Multi Grain

Yum
Sandwich recipes





















The classic grilled cheese sandwich, I have always wanted to be able to make this simple recipe, but not just make it, I wanted it to be delicious, so delicious that you would think, why did I not make another. It took a few tries to get it to that point but I feel that I have finally created a recipe that I will enjoy for years to come and that others will also enjoy. The best part of this meal is you can eat it in the morning, afternoon or at night. The key to a classic grilled cheese is simple, you have to find the right bread and the right cheese. I used a multi grain Bavarian bread and natural cheese slices, the ones you get from the deli counters at your local grocers, do not use processed cheese. I preferred a canola/vegetable mix oil but if you do not have that regular oil is just fine. You can also use any deli meat that you like, I decided on hot salami and went with medium cheddar cheese slices. The spices at to the taste so I would recommend that you do not substitute them unless you don't have any.

Inspired by Dairy Goodness

MORE SANDWICH RECIPES
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SIRLOIN STEAK GOURMET SANDWICH
CLASSIC BACON AND EGG SANDWICH
SLOPPY BACHELOR BURGER
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Classic Grill Cheese on Multi Grain Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 7 minutes  Servings: 2

Ingredients

Monday, 1 May 2017

Veal Scallopini with Parmesan Cheese

Yum
Veal Recipes

I have always been a fan of a good veal, whether it is placed in a bun covered with onions, mushrooms and peppers or on a plate, served with rice and veggies, a veal that is cooked and seasoned right just melts in your mouth. A popular veal dish is the veal scallopini and I feel that I have created a recipe that I can say I really enjoy and I feel that others will enjoy also. When you arrive at the grocers or butcher shop, make sure to select fresh veal cutlets and purchase a quantity that you will  prepare and cook in the same day. I feel that veal is one of the meats that just doesn't taste the same if you throw it in the freezer and thaw to eat at a later date. A large skillet is a must, as you will be quick frying the seasoned veal. Paremesan cheese and bread crumbs seasoned with a mixture of herb spices add the right taste and flavour to your meal. The last choice you will make is if you want to eat the veal on a plate or a bun.

Inspired by Family

MORE MEAT RECIPES
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NATURALLY LASAGNA
SIRLOIN STEAK GOURMET SANDWICH
TURKEY WRAP ON WHOLE GRAIN
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Veal Scallopini with Parmesan Cheese Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 5 minutes  Servings: 4

Ingredients

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Spicy Baby Bok Choy

Yum
sauteed vegetables

Bok choy is a vegetable that has become quite popular in North America over the years. I was introduced to bok choy in the last decade by friends and have taken a liking to this Asian vegetable. Bok Choy is full of nutrients and can be eaten as an appetizer dish or as a side, I prefer to add bok choy as a side in most fish recipes. Those that have followed the blog, know that I enjoy eating my dishes with a bit of spice, this brings out the flavour in foods that I enjoy but for those that would like a little milder taste to the bok choy just add the chili powder and leave out the flakes. A large skillet should be used and will still work fine if you are increasing the servings. You can also substitute butter instead of using the olive oil but just remember to lower the heat and cook a bit longer then recommended with olive oil. You can use regular soy sauce if you do not have low sodium in your pantry.

Inspired by AllRecipes 

MORE SIDE DISH RECIPES
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SAUTEED SPICY GREEN BEANS 
MUSHROOMS SAUTEED WITH GARLIC 
HOMEMADE MASHED POTATOES 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Spicy Baby Bok Choy Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes  Servings: 2 

Ingredients

Monday, 13 February 2017

Bruschetta on Rye

Yum
Appetizer Recipes

This Valentine's Day why not impress that special someone in your life with an appetizer to kick off that romantic home cooked meal. I know that a lot of recipes on the site are geared to singles but during this enchanting time, why not share some of your delicious food and keep a few dollars in your pocket. Bruschetta is a great starter and this home cooked bruschetta recipe will put a smile on the harshest of critics. Most bruschetta recipes call for the use of a loaf of Italian bread but I decided to use plain rye bread for a healthier option and the cut slices are perfect in size. Roma tomatoes also known as plum tomatoes should be used, slice them up discarding the seeds. The seasoning spices can be adjusted depending on what your palate enjoys but I found the spices added to this recipe to be an ideal mix. Use butter and not margarine to spread on the slices before you season them and make sure to keep an eye on the bread as is bakes in the oven, you want them golden brown not burnt.

Inspired by Taste

MORE ITALIAN RECIPES
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NATURALLY LASAGNA
PENNE WITH MEATSAUCE
EUROPEAN EGG DROP SOUP
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bruschetta on Rye Recipe
  Prep Time: 6 minutes  Cook Time: 14 minutes  Servings: 4

Ingredients

Monday, 30 January 2017

Banana French Toast

Yum
Breakfast Recipes

As 2017 starts off, I though it was time to start the early year with a breakfast recipe and what better recipe to impress then french toast. French toast can be cooked quickly and with the right ingredients be tasty. It is always good to start the day with a good breakfast and the quickness of this recipe can be cooked even on a weekday. The key is to make sure that you use the right type of bread, go for a thick toast bread, I used whole wheat instead of white. Once you mix together ingredients in a bowl you will want to use a square sandwich container for dipping. Pour the mixture into it and then lightly dip the bread on both sides, do not soak the bread or it will break. Cooking will not take much time, so make sure you are watching so that the bread does not burn and ruin your breakfast meal.
You can top the french toast with your favourite fruit, if you do not want to go bananas, then blueberries or strawberries will work also and do not forget the maple syrup.

Inspired by McCormick

More Breakfast Recipes
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MINI BLUEBERRY AND GRAPE PANCAKES
NORTHERN OMLETTE WITH CHEESE AND SPINACH
CLASSIC BACON AND EGG SANDWICH 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Banana French Toast Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes  Servings:4