Thai Pumpkin Soup

1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 chopped onion 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 crushed garlic clove 1 chopped carrot 4 tablespoon red curry paste 6 cups chopped pumpkin 6 cups water or chicken stock 1 can coconut milk Sauté canola oil, salt, onion, ginger, garlic, carrot, red curry paste and pumpkin for…

Easy Cinnamon Puffs Recipe

Courtesy of The Wolf Gourmet Kitchen Ingredients: Yield 24 mini muffins 1½ cup all purpose flour ¾ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 large egg ½ cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 5 tablespoons melted butter Preheat oven to 345°F on convection bake. Sift together…

Turkey Tips

  You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20-pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all-important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20-pound turkey will take at…

Chef Lawntz’s Rhubarb Muffins

2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup sour cream 2  eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 cup rhubarb, stewed ½ cup apple juice or milk Pre-heat oven to convection bake at 340F. In a bowl, mix flour, brown sugar,…

Candy Apple Scones

2 cups flour ½ cup sugar 2½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground ½ cup butter, frozen ½ cup whipping cream 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 whole fresh apples, diced medium ¼ cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground Pre-heat oven…

Chef David’s Old-Fashioned Burger Patties

3 pounds lean ground beef 1 egg, large ¼ cup panko bread crumbs 4 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon tabasco sauce Salt & pepper to taste, added while grilling Preheat barbecue grill to medium heat. Apply a small amount of cooking spray immediately before…

Tapenade Chicken Salad

1 chicken breast cut into 4 strips 4 slices prosciutto ham 5 wedges of orange 1 red hot house tomato, sliced 1 cup assorted baby greens Sea salt and pepper to taste Mustard Walnut Dressing (Make ahead): 1 garlic clove 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup walnut oil 1 tablespoon pure…

Beef Scaloppini with Mushroom Marsala Sauce

1/3 cup potato flour Pinch of sea salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons fresh oregano 2 pieces beef tenderloin, flattened 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 12 ounces wild mushroom mix 2 cloves of garlic, diced ½ cup marsala wine 1 cup beef stock reduced ½ cup whipping cream 36% On medium heat, heat…

Baked Banana Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Regular Bake 4 medium bananas mashed 4 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon molasses *1 tablespoon fresh vanilla bean 1 cup nondairy milk 11/2 cups coconut sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup Turkish dates, diced ½ cup walnuts Pre-heat oven to 350F…

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…