Beef & Pork

Pork Kabobs, Rice Pilaf & Coriander Cream {Gastropost Mission #12}

August 28, 2012 Beef & Pork

  Last week’s Gastropost mission was super fun: Food on a Stick! I was originally going to do some type of s’mores situation (skewered graham cake, homemade marshmallows, hot fudge dipping sauce), but I took things in a more savoury direction. Here’s what I had to say: As a condo-dweller without a barbecue, I took […]

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Sweet & Smoky Oven Ribs

July 2, 2012 Beef & Pork

  For Father’s Day this year, my Dad got to choose his own dinner adventure, as I emailed him short lists of mains, startchy sides and veggie sides, and told him to pick one from each list. We ended up with ribs, roasted potatoes and roasted summer veggies. He’s been watching a lot of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives […]

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Swedish Meatballs

April 1, 2012 Beef & Pork

The weather in the GTA is driving me nuts right now. Two weeks ago, we had some super sunny warm weather, it was 80° in my condo, and you best believe I wore my flip flops to the grocery store. I also took the bold step of moving my winter coats to the far side […]

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Pulled Braised Beef & Onions

January 22, 2012 Beef & Pork

It’s currently 76 degrees in my condo (without the heat on) and the sun is shining in here, lighting the whole place up (and showing me all the places I need to dust, but whatever). Can this really be January? The month when we’re supposed to want to hibernate and eat comfort food?

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Red Bean Chili + Jalapeno Pepper Jack Scones

November 13, 2011 Beef & Pork

I’m new to the chili game – this is not something my family ate growing up. My Mom hates beans, and as my Dad likes to say: “If Mom hates it, we don’t eat it”. Because of this, I was never a bean eater either, and never had experienced chili until I made this recipe a couple of […]

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Smoky Beef Tacos + Churro Cupcakes

May 12, 2011 Beef & Pork

  Last week I was chatting with my co-worker who moved to Toronto from Mexico a few years ago. I excitedly asked about her Cinco de Mayo plans and was humourlessly informed that it is not celebrated in Mexico and is basically a pointless holiday. Okay then! Since I will latch on to any excuse to eat tacos, […]

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Boeuf Bourguignon

November 1, 2010 Beef & Pork

 I’ve wanted to make Boeuf Bourguignon ever since I saw Julie & Julia with my Mom back in the summer of 2009. Clearly I wasn’t the only person who had this idea, because when I went to put Mastering the Art of French Cooking on hold at my library, there were about a hundred people […]

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Slowcooker Pulled Pork + ‘slaw

September 13, 2010 Beef & Pork

I cook for awards shows like most people cook for major sporting events. I like to have lots of food to sustain me through 3+ hours of awkward banter between presenters, teary acceptance speeches, and judging January Jones’ fashion choices. For the Emmys this year, Kristine came over (Nicole joined us for dessert, but that […]

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