Coq au Vin

As kids we loved when our mom made Coq au Vin. Because we got to say cock out loud. For the same reason, we were also mesmerized by the musical stylings of Engelbert Humperdinck. But seriously, this classic French dish that translates simply to Chicken in Wine is a delicious slowly braised stew. Surprisingly, the wine used in this recipe is red.

Continue reading “Coq au Vin”

Taco Salad

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with a healthy twist by skipping the standard tacos and making Taco Salad instead. This salad has all the components of a taco but has loads more vegetables without compromising on flavour. It’s quick and easy to make and much better than takeout because you can customize the veggies to your liking and what’s in season.

Continue reading “Taco Salad”

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Well it’s St. Patrick’s Day so of course I had to make Corned Beef and Cabbage. It’s really Corned Beef with Cabbage, Turnips, Potatoes and Carrots so it’s a complete meal. If you buy a corned beef brisket sealed in a bag of brine, half the work is already done for you. So all that’s left is boiling and chopping. It’s that easy!

Continue reading “Corned Beef and Cabbage”

Beef Vegetable Stir Fry

I set out to make beef with broccoli, just like the dish served in Asian restaurants. Then I got to thinking, I really want this to have lots of veggies, not just broccoli. And I want this Beef Vegetable Stir Fry to have that authentic taste, that sauce that’s not too sweet. And of course lots of colour. I think I nailed it!

Continue reading “Beef Vegetable Stir Fry”

Cantonese Chicken Wings

I’m pretty sure there’s nothing authentically Cantonese about these wings, but my mom has been making Cantonese Chicken Wings since we were kids. It’s a simple recipe with just a few ingredients but the result is tasty zesty tender wings. I’m guessing this is one of those women’s magazine recipes but don’t be fooled by the basic ingredients. The flavours really work together. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Continue reading “Cantonese Chicken Wings”