Meat

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo

Picadillo is a fragrant and flavorful traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines. It is usually prepared with ground beef (I used turkey), tomatoes and other ingredients that vary by region. Today, I made the Cuban version which usually includes peppers, onions, […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Perfect for an appetizer, snack, or side dish for your next gathering. Veggies never tasted so good!   Ingredients: 16 spears fresh asparagus trimmed16 slices prosciutto 1 tablespoon olive oil   Directions: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum […]

Prosciutto with Apricot, Plum and Mint

Prosciutto with Apricot, Plum and Mint

Love prosciutto, but a little tired of the old melon-prosciutto combo. I wanted something different! Well lucky me because apricots & plums are in season! I truly enjoy this platter, all the beautiful colors from the fruits, that touch of green from the mint, the […]

Honey, Ricotta, Ham and Asparagus Bundles

Honey, Ricotta, Ham and Asparagus Bundles

Fancy, fluffy & fuss-free, just perfect for springtime! Serve these beautiful bundles of deliciousness for brunch, as an appetizer or as a main dish with a crunchy green salad! Gorgeous asparagus wrapped in a buttery puff pastry filled with creamy Ricotta, brie, lemon zest, creamed […]

Honey Mustard Chicken Bites

Honey Mustard Chicken Bites

Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. of unsalted butter 1/4 cup honey mustard (I used Le Miel d’Emilie’s honey mustard) 1 tsp. of garlic salt 1cup Italian bread crumbs 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces Additional honey mustard, if desired as dipping sauce   Directions: […]

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Servings: 6 45 minutes   Ingredients: 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 onion, finely chopped 1 lb / 500g ground beef 1/2 cup dry red wine 2 beef bouillon cubes, crumbled 28 oz / 800g can crushed tomato (or tomato passata) […]

Rosemary Honey Lamb Meatballs

Rosemary Honey Lamb Meatballs

Servings: 6 50 minutes   Ingredients: 1 pound minced lamb 1/2 cup shallots, finely chopped 1 Tbsp. finely chopped, fresh rosemary 1/2 tsp. of garlic, minced 1/4 cup breadcrumbs unseasoned 2 Tbsp. honey 3/4 tsp. sea salt freshly ground black pepper olive oil for the […]

Beef and Ricotta Meatballs

Beef and Ricotta Meatballs

Ingredients: 16 oz lean ground beef 2/3 cup ricotta 1/3 cup parmesan cheese 2 egg whites whisked 1 clove garlic grated 1/4 cup minced parsley 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. pepper   Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray a foil-lined […]

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients: 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and diced 1 lb ground beef 1 onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp. garlic powder Salt and black pepper 1 small can (398ml) of corn […]

Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

Ingredients: 1 pound chicken wings, tips removed and wings split 1/3 cup tequila Juice of 4 limes 1/2 tsp. of grated lime zest, from 1 lime 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp. of chili powder 1 tsp. of smoked paprika 1 tsp. of garlic powder […]

Lemon and Olive Chicken

Lemon and Olive Chicken

Ingredients: 2 lemons 1 Tbsp. of olive oil 1 large onion, halved, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, pressed 1 Tbsp. of paprika 2 tsp. of ground cumin Pinch. of Safran 2 cups of chicken broth 1 4 1/2-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces, skin removed […]

Bacon-Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Bacon-Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients: 10 Brussels sprouts, cut in half lengthwise 10 slices bacon   Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut slices in half crosswise. Wrap bacon piece around each Brussels sprout half; secure with a wooden pick. Place sprouts, cut sides down, on a lightly greased […]

Lasagna Zucchini Boats

Lasagna Zucchini Boats

Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup onion 6 zucchini, medium 1 cup Marinara sauce or your homemade tomato sauce 1 Tbsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup cheddar or mozzarella cheese, grated   […]

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 3-4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper, to taste 1 Tbsp of paprika ½ tsp. of garlic powder 8 cups of baby spinach 1 apple, thinly sliced into Julienne ¼ red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup pecans ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese […]

Spicy Salami Cones

Spicy Salami Cones

  Ingredients: 15-20 Slices of spicy Genoa salami (you may use another type of salami) 4 oz of fresh goat cheese 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced in Julienne 2 Tbsp. of fresh chives, choppedStrings of fresh chives (to tie the cones) (you may […]

Sweet Potato and Chicken Meatballs

Sweet Potato and Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken 2 cups sweet potato mashed 1 onion finely chopped 1 egg 3 garlic cloves minced 1/2 cup parsley chopped 1/2 cup regular unseasoned breadcrumbs 1 tbsp hot sauce I used Sriracha Salt and pepper to taste Oil for frying   […]

Chicken and Olive Casserole

Chicken and Olive Casserole

Ingredients: 1/2 large onion, minced 3 garlic cloves, minced 7-8 mushrooms 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 2 1/2 cups of strained tomatoes 1 tsp. of paprika 1 1/2 Tbsp. of capers, drained 1/2 cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half 1 cup […]

Moroccan Meatballs and Celery

Moroccan Meatballs and Celery

Ingredients for 15 meatballs: 500g of ground beef meat 1 chopped onion 1 Tbsp. of unseasoned breadcrumbs 1 egg 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1/2 bunch of chopped parsley Olive oil Broth: Olive oil 1 pinch of saffron (optional) Salt and pepper 1kg […]

Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Zucchini

Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Zucchini

Ingredients: 4 medium zucchini, cut in half 3 Tbsp. olive oil 5 ounces of sliced Cheddar 6 ounces of bacon 1 tbsp. of grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish Fresh chives, chopped, for garnish   Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice off ends of […]

Toulouse Sausage and Pineapple Bites

Toulouse Sausage and Pineapple Bites

Ingredients: 4 Toulouse sausage (you may use another type of sausage) Fresh pineapple chunks Toothpicks or party picks   Directions: Cut the sausage into generous inch sized slices and gently fry in a little oil on both sides until brown. Place the cooked pieces onto […]

Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers

Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers

Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts – cut into 8 one inch strips 8 skewers 1/2 cup honey 2 Tbsp. soya sauce 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger 1/2 tsp. garlic powder   Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Soak skewers in water for […]

Chorizo, Caperberries and Smoked Paprika Potato Salad

Chorizo, Caperberries and Smoked Paprika Potato Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb of potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 cm cubes 1 small red onion, finely sliced 1/2 lemon, juiced 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar (I used Sherry vinegar) 2 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 250g […]

Avocado Chicken Meatballs with Rosé Sauce

Avocado Chicken Meatballs with Rosé Sauce

Yess I know… again avocado in something…no but seriously these are super delish! Crunchy, creamy…and that rosé sauce on top makes it even creamier.  *Makes 16 Ingredients Meatballs: 1 lb. ground chicken (I used organic free range) 1 large egg 3/4 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs 1 […]

Sassy BLT Pasta

Sassy BLT Pasta

This intensely flavorful sassy pasta dish is quick and easy to prepare! This recipe is just bursting with flavor from the crispy, salty pancetta, sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes and peppery kale!   Ingredients: 12 oz. pasta of your choice 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 pound […]

Mini BLT sliders with Garlicky Mayo

Mini BLT sliders with Garlicky Mayo

Ingredients: 10-12 mini buns (I used “OneBun” mini sliders wheat bun) 8 slices crispy bacon, broken in half Small pieces of fresh lettuce 2-3 Italian tomatoes, sliced (I find Italian tomatoes have the perfect diameter to fit the bun) Garlicky Mayo (see recipe below) (You […]

Melon and Prosciutto Skewers

Melon and Prosciutto Skewers

Ingredients: 1 melon, flesh removed and cut into bite size pieces ½ lb of thinly sliced prosciutto 4 tablespoons lime juice Appetizer size skewer sticks   Directions: Place melon cubes into a bowl and sprinkle with lime juice. Stir gently to coat. Place one or […]

Bacon, Brie, Arugula and Pear Bites

Bacon, Brie, Arugula and Pear Bites

Ingredients: 2-3 sturdy pears, sliced and tossed with lemon juice juice to prevent browning 1 wheel of Brie cheese, sliced 3-4 bacon slices, cooked until crisp and chopped in small pieces (for garnish) Baby arugula leaves (for garnish)   Directions: Preheat oven at 375. On […]

Chicken Parm Bites

Chicken Parm Bites

Ingredients: 2 cups breadcrumbs (unseasoned) 1/2 tsp of garlic powder 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water 2 cups of all-purpose flour 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces (I used 2 large chicken […]

Brie, Prosciutto and Grape

Brie, Prosciutto and Grape

Ingredients: 1 brie cheese (8z) 226g (or another soft cheese of your choice) 1 cup of grapes (I used red grapes as it makes a nice contrast with the other ingredients) ¼ lb thinly sliced prosciutto Few basil leaves Toothpicks   Directions: Quarter the wheel […]

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients: 12 fresh jalapeño peppers (makes 24 as they are sliced in half) 8 oz of cream cheese 1 cup of cheddar, shredded 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika 12 slices of bacon Toothpicks (to hold bacon strips in place)   Directions: Preheat oven […]

Bacon Cups

Bacon Cups

Ingredients/ Accessories: Bacon (about 7 bacon strips per cup) (if you are planning on making a lot of cups, you will need a large quantity of bacon) A muffin pan Aluminum foil   Directions: Preheat oven to 400ºF/200ºC Turn muffin pan upside down (bumps facing […]

Romaine Loco Taco Boats

Romaine Loco Taco Boats

Ingredients: 12 large romaine lettuce leaves 1 pound ground beef 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 Tbs. of taco seasoning 1 lime 1 red onion, chopped, for topping 1/2 cup of chopped pineapple for topping (optional) Fresh cilantro for topping Sour cream for topping Olive oil […]

Cervelat Sausage Salad with Gruyère and Parsley

Cervelat Sausage Salad with Gruyère and Parsley

Ingredients: 4 cervelat sausages, skin and slice the sausages 1 1/2 cup of Gruyère, grated (can also use Swiss or Emmental) Handful of fresh and washed parsley, chopped 3 Tbs. olive oil 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard Salt and Pepper   […]