BBQ Skewered Shrimp

10-15 Large shell shrimp 1 cup vinegar 1 minced jalapeno – remove seeds if heat bothers you 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Red Hot sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons pepper 1 zucchini Colourful peppers Mix together vinegar, jalapeno, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce,…

Teriyaki BBQ Chicken Breast

Ingredients: Yield 2 pieces 2 x 4-6oz chicken breasts, skinless ½ cup barbecue sauce ½ cup ginger ale ¼ cup teriyaki 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon ginger Salt and pepper to taste Mix together barbecue sauce, ginger ale, teriyaki, honey and ginger. Allow chicken breasts to marinate in mixture overnight Preheat barbecue grill to medium…

Ginger Avocado Hummus

2 cups chick peas, strained & rinsed 1 avocado, skinned, pitted & chopped ¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded ¼ cup fresh parsley, stems removed 4 tablespoons lime juice 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger, minced ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon white pepper ½ cup sunflower oil Combine all ingredients except sunflower oil in food…

Lemon Meringue Pie

Yield: 1 x 10 inch pie Lemon Curd: 4 large eggs, separated (4 yolks) 4 small lemons (zest 2 and juice all 4) ½ cup white sugar ½ cup butter, cold and cut into 9 cubes Pie shell (10 inch, par-baked) Meringue: 4 egg whites ½ cup sugar ¼ cup water Preheat oven to 400F…

Prosciutto Wrapped Profiterole

Ingredients 1 cup half and half creamer or coffee creamer (10-18%) ¼ cup salted butter ½ cup + 2 tablespoons AP flour 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 4 eggs, large 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated 6 strips prosciutto Preheat oven to 425F convection bake Sift together flour, garlic powder, and onion powder…

A Chef’s Best Friend

Some kitchen tools are essential for making food magic happen! Here are three tools we think are a chef’s best friends. Immersion Blenders Chefs swear by immersion blenders; they’re great for pureeing hot soups and sauces and also for things that could be too much volume for a regular blender. The best things about immersion…

Honey Lavender Salmon

Ingredients  2 x 6 ounce Atlantic salmon filets, skinless 4 tablespoons smooth honey 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons lavender 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 375°F convection bake In a heavy frying pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Sear salmon…

Chocolate Espresso Mousse with Vanilla Macerated Strawberries

Mousse Ingredients 4 large egg yolks 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 2 cups whipping cream (35%) 3 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon espresso, fine ground 2 tablespoons icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla (or 1 vanilla bean) In a heavy bottom saucepot, combine 1 ¼ cups of whipping cream, 3 tablespoons of white sugar, and 1…

Chef David Hamilton’s 2018 Food Trends

Transparency is the most notable food trend in 2018. Where your food comes from and exactly what’s in it is much more important now than it was ten years ago. Actively seeking foods that are sourced out through ethical, sustainable means is not just a trend, it’s a behaviour that is here to stay. Whenever…

Nutty Bread

1 ¼ cup almond flour 1 ¼ cup walnut halves 1 cup Ground Flax Seed ¾ cup sesame seeds ¾ cup sunflower seeds ¾ cup poppy seeds ¾ cup pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoon salt ¼ cup canola oil 6 eggs ¼ cup water Directions Mix all ingredients together very well. Split into 2 greased loaf…

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler 430 grams apples, peeled & chopped 3 tablespoons (or to taste) stevia 2 cups almond flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon baking powder 9 large eggs 1 cup melted margarine or healthy oil of your choice. 1 teaspoon vanilla Pre-heat the oven to convection bake 350ºF. Add the stevia to the chopped apples…

Ultraviolet Smoothie

1 handful of greens (kale, spinach, etc.) ½ beet, peeled and chopped 1 cup mixed berries ½ banana ¼ cup greek yogurt Juice from half a lime Water/milk/non-dairy milk as desired Blend. Drink. Enjoy.