Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

Time to fire up the grill! Thai chicken thighs makes for an exotic weeknight dinner that comes together quickly. This recipe features traditional Thai ingredients like fish sauce, fresh coriander, ginger and garlic, infused into juicy chicken thighs that you can serve on rice, over salad, or in a sandwich.  Continue reading


Sticky Balsamic Glazed Ribs

Give your barbecue sauce some serious dimension by adding balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs. This thick sweet and sour glaze can also be used for marinating other meats, as a dip, or to drizzle over salads. For tender, fall of the bone ribs with crisp edges, slow roast the ribs for 2 hours then broil for the final few minutes. Otherwise, fire up the BBQ and have it grilled and ready to eat in half an hour. IMG_3849 Continue reading

Nori Sesame Crusted Salmon

Toasted sesame seeds and nutty nori pair so well with raw salmon, so why not try it grilled? Last night I was craving sushi but too lazy to venture out in the cold. Yes, it is back to -8 in Toronto! I usually bake my salmon with garlic, but this time I added Japanese spices and whipped up some edamame and soba on the side. Totally different flavour. Totally awesome.



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Mom’s Rosemary Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction & Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

My family LOVES lamb. It is full of flavour, an excellent source of protein, and most importantly, takes minutes to pan-fry for hungry kids (and adults). Rosemary is lamb’s best friend and the balsamic reduction adds a hint of sweetness to compliment the gamey meat. Mom normally serves the lamb chops with baked potatoes and salad, but microwaved spaghetti squash is a faster and easier healthy side that beats salad greens in fun factor by infinity + 1 :).    Continue reading

Grilled Peri Peri Chicken with Lemon Herbed Spaghetti Squash

I LOVE NANDO’S. One just opened up a couple blocks down the street from me and it’s fantastically convenient, yet dreadfully tempting as fresh chicken sadly sits in my fridge while I rummage for my car keys at the prospect of Nando’s.

Well, I searched the web for the best Nando-esque peri peri chicken for y’all that don’t live near one or want to try it on your own. I paired it with a light lemon herbed spaghetti squash to balance the fiery spice of the peri peri sauce. Enjoy! Continue reading