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

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06/8/15

Beet Risotto

Beet RisottoA sweet, luxurious treat. I love a good risotto and this one doesn’t miss a beet. The brilliant, magenta hue of the creamy short grain rice mixed with the texture of the al dente beet cubes delivers an orgasmic food experience not soon to be forgotten. The beet is truly featured in this dish raising up the natural sweetness of the beet. Continue reading

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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

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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

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