Spanakopita

½ white onion, diced 4 tablespoons sunflower oil 2 ounces spinach, wilted & chopped 1 cup basmati rice 1¾ cups water 3 eggs, large ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese Salt & pepper, to taste 16 sheets phyllo dough 4 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat oven to 350F on convection bake. In heavy saucepan with fitted lid,…

Chef David’s favourite use of left over coffee – Iced Coffee!

1 litre (4 cups) brewed coffee, refrigerated 1 litre (4 cups) ice cubes, small ¼ cup white sugar 3 tablespoons coffee creamer (18%) 3 tablespoons vanilla extract While the coffee is still warm, flavour it with the cream, sugar and vanilla, then put it in the refrigerator until cooled. In a large blender, add small…

Back to school? Lunch ideas for the kids!

Schools are getting ready to reopen for the 2017/2018 school year already.  So what should we make for the kids to bring, that’s healthy, nutritious AND tasty?  It’s hard to come up with new ideas. The first suggestion is to PLAN!  It can be hard to factor in time, cost, efficiency and health benefits and…

Herb-Crusted Grilled Flank Steak

2  one and a half pound flank steaks with silver skin removed and scored in a criss-cross pattern across both sides Marinade: 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper 2 teaspoon sea salt…

Barbecue-Baked Sundried Tomato Brie

2 tablespoons olive oil 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced Handful of sundried tomatoes Salt & pepper 1 round bread, slightly larger than the brie wheel 1 brie wheel – you can use the baby brie wheels or get a slightly larger one Over medium heat, sauté the garlic in the olive oil until golden brown….

Brown Butter Pineapple Corn Muffins

2 teaspoons butter 2 teaspoons brown sugar 4oz fresh pineapple, diced 1½ cups flour 1½ cups cornmeal 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ½ cup melted butter 2/3 cup sour cream 2/3 cup milk Raw sugar (optional) Preheat oven to 345F Convection Bake. Place 2…