Need a new recipe for Taco Tuesday and got leftover pulled pork? Chipotle guacamole pulled pork tacos are a quick and easy week night meal – especially if you’ve made our pressure cooker pulled pork and have some in the freezer.
If you’ve ever been in the predicament of inviting over a guest who has to stick to a gluten free diet, this gluten free mini pizza recipe is one to reach for. It will satisfy gluten and non-gluten eaters alike! Turn it into a fun interactive party idea by setting up a ‘pizza station’ with toppings so everyone can customize their own mini pizzas!
This is the best gluten free pizza I’ve made. No one would ever guess it’s gluten free; it’s that good!
If you’re familiar with the work of Julia Child, you’ll probably already know that clafoutis is traditionally a french dessert made with berries. I had no idea what it was until Hubs surprised me one morning with clafoutis for breakfast. But the even bigger surprise was that he made it savoury! This savoury tomato shallot clafoutis is perfect for a light breakfast, brunch or even dinner.
In Canada it seems we now only have two seasons: winter and humid. When it’s too hot to barbecue, and you want to keep the heat down in the kitchen, look no further than a pressure cooker. It will cut down on energy usage and get dinner on the table in no time at all! Our pulled pork pressure cooker recipe cooks up tender and moist in less than one hour (with only 45 minutes of actual cooking)!
Every year Hubs makes me a special meal to celebrate my birthday. In the early years of our marriage, I would request his ‘Death to Dieters’ lasagna – the most decadent lasagna on Earth: laden with meat, noodles, cream, cheese (aka a heart attack on a plate)!
On today’s Sustainable Sunday, we’re cooking up batches of chicken stock to keep on hand as the cold weather settles in (we usually freeze it). Nothing could be better than a steaming bowl of hot chicken soup to keep warm on a winter’s day!
Someone was pitching dessert hummus the other night when I was watching Shark Tank. Flavours such as brownie batter, choc-o-mint, vanilla bean, snickerdoodle and chocolate chip cookie batter got my interest! Wow; I didn’t even know dessert hummus existed! Hubs and I are huge consumers of regular hummus so dessert hummus sounded like something I have to try.
Make it Home Made
All the sharks were raving about it, so the next day I went online to find it, only to discover that it’s not even available for sale in Canada. Since we can’t even get the dessert hummus on Shark Tank; I decided to whip some up at home!
I just started a new diet to lose some weight. But let’s face it, who’s going to stick to a diet unless there’s tasty snacks, right?
Why did I chose to make a dark chocolate dessert hummus? It reminds me of fudgy brownie batter! This dessert hummus is a great accompaniment to my daily snack; fresh green granny smith apples!
The process of fermenting food produces beneficial probiotics that are linked to many health benefits including improvements in immune, cognitive, digestive and endocrine function. When renowned natural health physician Dr. Joseph Marcola had homemade sauerkraut analyzed in a lab he found it had trillions of good bacteria. It equated to two ounces of home fermented sauerkraut having more probiotics than a bottle of 100 probiotic capsules – wow!
My all-time favourite sandwich is a Reuben, loaded up with melted swiss cheese and sauerkraut. My husband loves sauerkraut on hotdogs so we go through a LOT of it! We thought it would be fun to make our own sauerkraut and share the process.
Since posting my chicken soup recipe last month, we’ve been inspired to explore cooking techniques that we’ve never tried. I’m going to occasionally post these culinary learnings here on Birdz of a Feather under a category I’m calling ‘The Unknown Chef’ (I’ve even created a new banner that you’ll see whenever you’re in the recipe category).
The Unknown Chef has always been my husband’s moniker; he coined it after graduating from culinary school many years ago when he was thinking about changing careers. The career change never happened, but I guess that’s only fitting because he’s still The Unknown Chef – lol. I hope our DIY culinary adventures are of interest to you too (everyone has to eat, right?).
There’s nothing more delicious than rotisserie barbecue chicken, but up until now we’ve never attempted it.
Today, for the first time, I’m posting a recipe to my blog! It’s one that’s near and dear to my heart. I grew up watching my grandmother make chicken soup every week but sadly I didn’t attempt to make it myself until after she was gone. What I wouldn’t give now to ask her a few questions about all her ‘recipes’! The fact is though, my grandmother never wrote down a recipe; she cooked by intuition; a little bit of this and a little bit of that.