11/10/15
Cauliflower purée, porcini sauce, roated sausage and mushroom, chive and walnut oil

Cauliflower Purée, Roasted Italian Sausage & Mushrooms with Porcini Sauce, Walnut & Chive Oil

Cauliflower purée, porcini sauce, roated sausage and mushroom, chive and walnut oilCauliflower in a whole new light. Even though sausage is the visual focus of this dish, cauliflower is the real inspiration. For all those carnivores and veggie hatters in my family I wanted to reintroduce this wonderful cruciferous vegetable in a new form. The smooth, creamy, flavourful purée could stand on it’s own, but I chose to coordinate other elements that compliment this vegetable well. Continue reading

05/23/15

Ramen

RamenBeats Mr. Noodle any day of the week! If my kids had the choice they’d live on nothing but Mr. Noodle 7 days a week, but I can’t get past the MSG, high levels of sodium and generally processed structure of it. My recent venture into the world of David Chang and Momofuku pushed me into a whole new level of ramen enlightenment. Although this ramen doesn’t meet the standards of Japanese tradition using dashi, katsuo bushi and konbu I feel it comes pretty close in regards to flavour profiles. Besides, with a busy family life, I don’t have the luxury of time to properly prepare those ingredients…”sigh”. Continue reading

03/28/15

Wild Mushroom with Caramelized Onion on Polenta Squares

Wild mushroom with carmelized onion on polenta squaresA wonderful, savory experience. This is another of the few canapés that I made for my initial catering experience. This pairs well with a full bodied red wine. I’m no sommelier, but I’m a sucker for a good Malbec. This is another inspiration from pinterest, but once again I felt it needed a few tweaks. In particular because everything had to be gluten free. Continue reading