Comfort Food,...Shephard's Pie

January 28, 2016 Chris Dawson

Shepherd's Pie is old school comfort food. The meal of you childhood. Well, now a days we have much greater availability to the spices from around the world. This version reflects those changing tastes. Using, Curry Powder, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Ground Pepper, and Chicken Broth, from Culinary Conspiracy. You can make this, and sit back and enjoy, the comfort of a meal well made. Curried Shepherd's Pie 

Eating Well,...Snack Time!

January 22, 2016 Chris Dawson

Eating Well.. You do everything you can to make a filling lunch, but sometimes you just get a little peckish around afternoon tea time. No worries, just reach for a smarter snack. Using our spices like, Turmeric, Smoked Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Maldon Salt, and Grapeseed Oil, you'll have a healthy nutritional snack that's ready to fight off those cravings. Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas Ingredients 1 400g can chickpeas (240g without the water) 1/2 tablespoon grapeseed oil 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (sweet not hot) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon Maldon salt Instructions Preheat the oven to 200 C....

Techniques For Better Flavour

January 21, 2016 Chris Dawson

Techniques. Those little tweaks to recipes that bring out the most flavour. This time from the great mind of J. Kenji López-Alt, over at Serious Eats. Beef stew can be a little daunting to do, at first. Take time to read this simple breakdown on browning the meat first to get the maximum flavour and best texture in your stew. I think it is really great when someone breaks down the reasons why some work and others do not. Here you go.

Eating Well,...Pho

January 20, 2016 Chris Dawson

Eating Well,...Pho There is nothing like coming home to the aromas of dinner ready to eat. They fill your seances the minute you walk through the door with the promise of a great meal waiting for you. This is one of those meals. A little prep beforehand, and some quick cooking when you get home is all that it takes. Using a great combination of spices and sauces like, Cinnamon, Coriander Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Star Anise, Cloves, Cardamom Pod, and Fish Sauce.Hoisin Sauce. The recipe looks complicated at first, but it is broken down into easy steps that any cook...

Eating Well,...Salmon

January 20, 2016 Chris Dawson

Eating Well,...Salmon As we move into the new year of trying to cook smarter, and eat healthier. We must not forget the west coast powerhouse protein, Salmon. Now we might think that we know many ways to prepare salmon. But it's never to late to review, or learn new techniques. The NY Times has a wonderful little article on different cuts of salmon and different methods on preparing them. Here. But if you just want a recipe to liven up your weeknight meal, well here you go. Using Coriander, Cloves, Cumin, Nutmeg, Salt, and Pepper. You can make something delicious...