Saturday, March 24, 2012

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Appetizer

Ever just want to eat pure salmon and cream cheese without the bagel? Well with this fantastic appetizer you can! Delicious, wonderful, and ooooooooh so good.


1 package of smoked salmon
1 tub of cream cheese from your local deli or grocery store
1/2 tea spoon of dill

Cooking Instructions:

1. on a sheet of plastic wrap, lay down a lawyer of smoked salmon. Make sure there are no spaces between them. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese. Then sprinkle some dill on top of the cream cheese.

2. Roll the smoked salmon in the plastic wrap and squeeze it so it forms a tight cylinder. Leave it in the fridge to harden before you cut it.

3. After letting it sit in the fridge for 15 min to 30 min. Remove the plastic wrap and slice it. It may look a bit messy but it will taste amazing! Perfect for any party.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Green Tea Chocolate Pancakes: Make breakfast the most important meal of the day!

Pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or just plain old dessert. Spice up a favourite pancake recipe by adding green tea and chocolate chips into the mix.


1 tablespoon of mat cha green tea powder
1 cup instant pancake mix
1/2 cup water
1 stick of butter (for a vegetarian option use margarine)
1/4 cup of chocolate chips

Cooking Instructions:

1. Purchase "Mat Cha" green tea at any Asian supermarket. Do not purchase Zen cha because it will not work.

2. Simply combine mat cha green tea and instant pancake mix together.

3. Add water until the mix is like a thick paste. Too much water and it will not rise. I recommend adding water until it looks like a thin pudding.

4. Spoon out the pancake mix on a nonstick pan on medium heat. Make sure you grease the pan with butter before spooning the mix.

5. Add some chocolate chips. Do not add them into the mix and then pour because it will be uneven.

6. Fry until golden brown, plate, and serve.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Crazy Good Lamb Nachos - Use lamb instead of beef to make it crazy good!

Nachos are fantastic for a light snack or a full meal. To enhance the flavour of your favourite nachos use lamb instead of steak.


1 cup of marble cheese
1 lamb shoulder steak
1 tomato
1/4 cup of fresh parsley
1 bag of nacho chips
1 lemon
salt and pepper
2 tbs olive oil

Cooking Instructions:

 1. Cut up the tomato and parsley and combine into a bowl.

2. Add green onion, lemon juice, and olive oil to the mix.  Add salt and pepper to taste. 

3. Fry 1 lamb steak and cut into thin slices. Then add the cheese and nachos and nuke in the microwave for under 1 min. 

4.  Add all the toppings on top of the melted cheese and nachos. Serve and enjoy!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pan Fried Lamb Shoulder: Celebrate Easter with Lamb

Lamb is often served during Easter because Jesus is often referred to as the "Lamb of God". Make your Easter dinner memorable with this easy and affordable dish.


2 pieces of lamb shoulder
1 teaspoon of rosemary
1 teaspoon of tex mex mix
1 cup white wine
5 table spoons of olive oil
black pepper
3 table spoons of soya sauce
1 large table spoon of miso paste

Cooking Instructions:

1. Combine the lamb, oil, white wine, soya sauce, rosemary, tex mex mix, and black pepper in a bowl. Add the lamb steaks.

2. Rub the miso paste into the meat and let the meat sit over night in the fridge.

3. Take the steaks out of the fridge 30 min before you fry them. Fry at medium high heat for 3-4 min per side.

4. When frying use a cover to ensure oil does not spatter everywhere.

5. Plate and enjoy.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Easy to Make Green Tea Crepes: Beautiful, Creative, Green!

Crepes are easy to make especially if you use ready made pancake mix. To jazz up a plain favourite, add Japanese green tea (mat cha). It will look green and taste amazing!


1 box of strawberries
1 box of instant pancake mix
1 scoop of your favourite ice cream
1 table spoon of green tea
1 bottle of the best maple syrup money can buy

Cooking Instructions:

1. Take one cup of the instant pancake mix into a bowl. Make sure you use the 'just add water' mix because it will make life easier.

2. Add at least one table spoon of green tea powder. The more tea you use the better it will taste. (I know, it is really expensive so don't do this too often)

3. Add water slowly and whisk until it is a bit runny. The consistency should look like thick cream.

4. Pour some out into a frying pan and make sure it is really thin. Heat and flip when it cooks through. You can also add chocolate chips to enhance the flavour.

5. While it is cooking, cut up some strawberries. These will be placed inside your crepe.

6. Once the crepe is fully cooked, place on a plate and add the strawberries.(Note that in this picture there are brown spots in the crepe. They are the melted chocolate chips)

7. Fold over and add your favourite ice cream.

8. Add your favourite maple syrup and you are done. Enjoy this for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Amazing Grilled Cheese

Breakfast, lunch, dinner - nothing beats a good grilled cheese sandwich. It is easy to make and always good. Switch up the cheese to give it a real kick.


1 teaspoon of butter
2 slices of rye bread
1 slice of provolone cheese

Cooking Instructions:

1. Spread the butter evenly on both slices of bread and place in the pan on medium heat. If you want to save time just throw the butter into the pan and just swish the bread around to absorb it.

2. Fry evenly on both sides. When the cheese is melted you can flip it over.

3. Cover with a lid to make it cook faster. Grilled cheese is no fun to eat if the bread is burnt and the cheese is cold.

4. Serve with colourful fruit to make it look amazing and enjoy.

Crazy Good Garlic Bread: Top with your favourite cheese

Garlic bread is always a favourite when entertaining. It is easy to make and everyone loves it.


3 cloves garlic
1 stick french bread
1 package of your favourite cheese
1 tea spoon of dry parsley
4 table spoons of olive oil

Cooking Instructions:

1. Prepare a mix of crushed garlic and olive oil

2. Spread the garlic and oil mix evenly on the bread.

3. Spread your favourite soft cheese. In this case  I have used some light ricotta.

4. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5-10 min. An easier way to do this is hit toast on your toaster oven.

5. Sprinkle some dry parsley for colour. It will make your garlic bread more appetizing. Enjoy!