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My Pantry

I'm not going to arrange my pantry like a crazy. I'm not going to lie to you and make things fancy for the photos! This is the condition of my pantry, and I bet yours is pretty damn close.

I thought I’d make one of these, because I think it’s super important that you have a properly stocked pantry. If you’re new to cooking or think you dislike it, this will make it easier, and fun! Or something!

and in the interest of awesomeosity, I’m going to look for the best stock photos ever.

 

 

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Beef Sliders on Brioche

So delicious and the brioche buns make it!

I made these at work today, we actually make a lot of these. One of our most popular appetizers! Homemade, fresh baked brioche buns, beef hamburgers glazed with bbq sauce, cheddar, mayo and grainy mustard and garnished with a gherkin or whatever else I can find. πŸ˜‰

Brioche can be a bit of work to make, but it’s truly worth it for these little guys. Really any fresh baked bread will do, the key is fresh baked!

Brioche is also great because it freezes very well in it’s dough form, so if you want you can make this ahead and freeze it for any appetizer emergencies!

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Jerk Chicken Perogies

Jerk Chicken Perogies! Creamy potato with chunks of chicken breast and spicy jerk sauce.

 

 

Michael invented these. Or at least gave me the suggestion. I was looking for interesting perogy ideas and he blurted out “jerk chicken”. So I used my imagination and came up with this.

I knew it had to be done with potato, as it adds substance, and perogies still need to be comforting and starch-a-licious.

 

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Red Curry with Lamb and Tomatoes

I honestly threw this dish together randomly. BUT. Michael LOVED it and asked that I include it in our regular meals. Go figure!

 

Lately I’ve been cooking much more asian/asian inspired food than anything else. I can’t help it. We both love it, it’s healthy, an oh sooo spicy.

 

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Honey Spiced Nuts

The perfect holiday snack!

 

I’m back! Also, Merry Chrismas/all that holiday stuff!

 

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Pita Bread

Surprisingly AMAZING! Is that a thing people say?

 

I had some chickpeas for falafel rehydrating, and I thought I’d take a shot at making pita bread. First time ever. I always risk making things I’ve never made before, but dinner always seems to turn out. Now that I’ve said that, I’ll probably burn the kitchen down next time!

These are a must make. MUST! Must make, and eat immediately after making. So awesome.

 

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Herbed Olive Oil Biscuits

Carbs. Perfect for everything.

 

I like using heart shaped cookie cutters, molds, stamps, whatever. My middle name is Love (seriously), and I’m normally a huge cheeseball. I like to draw heart shaped sriracha on food I give to Michael.

 

Love love love love hearts *puke*. I make myself sick!

 

It was our 3 year anniversary yesterday, so I post something heart shaped in lieu of a proper related post.

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Glazed Salmon with Chimichurri

Moist salmon with a sticky savory glaze, topped with a lively and bright chimichurri.

 

We don’t eat as much fish as I’d like. Michael is slowly warming up to the idea of fish, although he eats sushi which is a jump. Apparently raw fish is better than cooked! πŸ˜›

 

But since my parents always give me fish, it was time to make some. I’ve never made my own chimichurri before so I grabbed a recipe from epicurious.

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Garlic Monkey Bread

Yum!

 

I guess this is more of a pull apart bread, but whatever. I think monkey bread has to be “gooey” or something? πŸ˜›

I wanted something to go with spaghetti and meatballs, so I came up with this.

 

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Pulled Beef BBQ Pizza

Michael ate more than half. Seriously.

We love pizza, and I love making pizza. I can use whatever I have or plan to make certain types. This was a combo of both. I had some stew beef I wanted to use, but I didn’t want stew.

I also don’t understand people who say they don’t make pizza dough because it takes too much time? I can make a basic pizza dough in 20 minutes, less even.

Caamaan people!

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Killer Cheese Sauce

 

Put this on macaroni, cauliflower, fries, dip things into it. Dear god.

Killer as in awesome, not deadly. That wouldn’t be good.

 

This recipe is for a creamy cheese sauce, with a blend of sharp white cheddar and regular cheddar, cracked black pepper and cayenne pepper. You get the sharpness of the cheese cutting through the richness of the cream, and a little pop of heat from the peppers. Amazing.

 

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Beer Thursday!! Britannia Sushi

Yaayy!

 

We haven’t gone to a real Beer Thursday in forever. But we were finally able to and quickly decided on sushi, as it’s too hot for pub grub.

 

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Bao Chau

I have a new soup related love.

There’s this new place down the street that we go for our Pho nowadays, but they have this one type that just blows me away.

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Slocan – Sleepy Breakfast Time

We needed one of those...uh.. "Rejuvinatin' Greasy Breakfasts" to counter an over consumption of a certain type of liquid.

 

We headed down to the Slocan for some All Day Breakfast. I had never been there, and yelp said it was alright. The only other “close as we want to walk” was some placed called Tom and Jerry’s, which features a banner of some Budweiser girls from the 90’s and boasts about $4 awful beer on tap. (not that I judge, I’ve been to many a scuzzy place, they’re just reserved for french fries and karaoke).

 

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Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chicken

It's just you and me noodles. (And Michael) But mostly you an' me.

 

You know I love spicy, asian-y, cilantro-y, peanut-y, whatever else-y can describe my tastes. This is a dish I’ve started to make much more often because it’s just so easy. And I have not just one, but TWO ways to make this! Golly! (there’s way more ways than two, I might have lied)

 

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7 Facts Blogger Game

I looked everywhere for a sesame street reference, but this will have to do instead.

Well I’ve been tagged so I guess I have to participate! πŸ˜›

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Roast Beef in August

I'll show YOU who's crazy.

 

So I made a roast beef in the middle of summer. You might say blasphemous, but I say delicious!

We’re lucky because of this new place, I’m not limited with what I can cook depending on temperature. It’s always nice and cool down here πŸ™‚

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Garlic Beef Sausage Curry

Yum Yum Yum

My first real meal in my home! We have been eating out a lot. Specially pho at this one place, I think we’ve gone every second day =/

I threw together Β a quick curry using Glico curry. Which is my favourite instant-ready-to-go curry. The jarred ones always taste…odd.

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Simple Pasta Dinner

Delicious!

 

Just a quick post before bed!

I made a sundried olive and rosemary focaccia and pasta with italian sausage, fire roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil!

Focaccia recipe here:http://raptortoe.com/2010/​10/06/tomato-focaccia/Β Just replace tomatoes with same amount of pitted sundried olives and throw in some rosemary.

For the pasta, sautee two italian sausages removed from the casing until browned, add 1/2 cup roughly chopped mushrooms.

Add 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes, or just diced tomatoes, strain if too much liquid. Cook and reduce until thickened, season with salt and pepper.

Add a small handfull of fresh minced basil and toss with your favourite pasta!


Chevre and Mushroom Zucchini Boats

Such a good last minute idea!

Today I’ve left the house 3 times, washed and folded 3 loads of laundry, done 2 loads of dishes, made burgers, potato salad, guacamole, these puppies and banana bread.

 

So in the interest of my sanity I wasn’t going to post this.

But since it was SO good, and I had some okay lighting, posted it is!

 

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Jalapeno Cornbread Whoopie Pies with Honey Buttercream


Yep

I flipped as soon as I saw this recipe. Such an awesome idea!!

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Thai Turkey Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

Will make again, and again.

 

I don’t wanna call these thai, maybe moreso “thai inspired”, or “east asian inspired” but whatever. They’re DAMN good and that’s all that matters.

 

 

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Stop – Pantry time!

Mushroomy Goodness!

 

 

Unexpected bills sometimes make you broke, as a result of one we’re a bit broke until next pay. So, for frugality’s sake, I’m going to dig into the recesses of my cupboards to make dinner for the next few days. I am only going to use what’s in my pantry/freezer/fridge.

 

I probably should’ve done this a long time ago, there are a lot of random things in there… I think I need to do a “cupboard inventory”Β  just to make sure I actually USE what I have!

 

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Lemongrass Chicken

Perfect for the bbq! Srsly!

 

My favourite is Pho, Michael’s favourite is lemongrass chicken. (although he’s been ordering pho lately, I am a converter of all. The United Church of Beef Broth.)

 

So for my wonderful, amazing, mass amount of chicken consuming- significant other. I decided to try making it!

 

I’ve made it with packet lemongrass mixes before, but it never tastes right. Nothing from a package ever tastes right.

 

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