Beef & Pork

Mini Beef & Guinness Pies

March 21, 2017 Beef & Pork
Mini Beef & Guinness Pie

When Danielle and I went to London, we ate the most delicious savoury pot pies on our first pub night there and I’ve been waning to make my own at home ever since. I finally did it last week, due to the combined forces of Pi Day (3.14….get it???) and St. Patrick’s Day. My go-to […]

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Chorizo Chili + Cheesy Beer Bread

March 16, 2016 Beef & Pork
Chorizo Chili

Ever so slowly, we’re creeping our way toward Spring over here. I’ve downgraded from my DEFCON 1 parka to a lighter coat, and have shoved my winter boots to the back of the closet. I still wanted to get a couple more cold weather dishes in, so I busted out this chili last weekend. Five […]

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Sloppy Janes

January 16, 2015 Beef & Pork
Sloppy Janes

Sloppy Joes have a bad wrap, right? They’re messy, meaty, and just not cute. But it turns out that when you make the sauce from scratch and stuff the filling inside fresh soft buns, they’re totally delicious, not to mention quick and satisfying. I saw this recipe on A Cozy Kitchen a couple of years […]

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Thai Sloppy Joes with Asian Slaw

March 11, 2014 Beef & Pork
Thai Sloppy Joes

I love knowing what other people eat for dinner during the week. Do they cook a regular rotation of favourites or try new things? How do they grocery shop? One big shop on the weekend or little shops throughout the week? Do they plan specific meals or just create meals on the fly? I’m obsessed. […]

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Sweet & Sour Brisket {Gastropost Mission #86}

January 18, 2014 Beef & Pork
Sweet & Sour Brisket - Copy

When this week’s Raw vs. Slow mission was announced, I picked my side in no time. Team Raw is fine for the summer, when there’s lots of farm fresh produce around that doesn’t need any cooking, but in the depths of January, obviously I’m Team Slow. I knew right away that I wanted to make […]

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Farro with Sausage, Mushrooms & Swiss Chard

January 16, 2014 Beef & Pork
Farro with Sausage, Mushrooms & Chard

I have pretty high standards for a made-from-scratch weeknight meal. Obviously it has to taste good. If it’s fairly quick to pull together, that’s great too. The fewer pots it uses up the better. And if it reheats well for the lunch the next day, that’s a bonus. In the summer, these are easy criteria […]

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Goulash {Gastropost Mission #41}

March 22, 2013 Beef & Pork

Our Gastropost Mission a couple of weeks ago was all about NOODLES, and the Mission Inspiration was Asian noodles in particular. This is something I feel is best left to the pros. Yes, I have attempted to make Pad Thai at home many years ago. No, it did not go well, and resulted in a […]

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Thick, Rich Tomato Sauce with Beef, Peppers & Mushrooms

March 18, 2013 Beef & Pork
Meat Sauce

2013 is off to a rocky start here on Planet Byn. Whether it’s travel issues (two cancelled flights + almost missed connection), dental issues (cracked tooth + root canal + crown) or health issues (two colds + copious amounts of snot + clogged ear), it’s been hard to stay positive and just generally make it […]

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Sweet & Sour Meatballs

January 15, 2013 Beef & Pork
Sweet & Sour Meatballs

In my second year of university, I lived in a pretty awesome little house close to campus with five girls from my dorm. I hadn’t really kept in touch with them until the great Facebook boom of 2007. Remember those early days of Facebook when you had friend requests every day and constantly updated your […]

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Sesame Beef & Broccoli + How to Cook Brown Rice

January 7, 2013 Beef & Pork
Sesame Beef & Broccoli

I’m currently on a mission to clear out my drafts folder, which features a lot of tasty dinners that I just never got around to posting in the past year. Seeing as how this is the time of year where I feel I’ll get slapped if I show up at work with baked goods, it’s […]

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