Posts Tagged ‘Jamie Oliver’

Halloumi For Spring

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Opa!

 

Picture that typical Greek restaurant scene – the server brings a flaming pan to the table, douses the flames with a squirt of lemon and sets the saganaki before the guests while shouting “Opa!” When is the last time you had yourself some delicious fried cheese? Continue »



Get Healthy For New Year’s Eve

 

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This is the time of year when so many people get sick. After the frantic madness of getting ready for Christmas, all the rich foods and boozy eggnog, plus the fallout from an ice storm, it’s not surprising our immune systems might be vulnerable. With that in mind here are some recipes to help get you back on track and in tip top shape for ringing in the new year. Get amazing diet plans on sustainabilitystreet which is you are going to need to be fit and healthy. Continue »



New Fall Cookbooks from Old Favourites

For baseball fans, autumn means the World Series, The Fall Classic, when the year’s top teams battle it out and the best in the game strut onto the playing field, ready to knock it out of the park. And though the World Series just wrapped up a few weeks ago, in the cookbook world, fall is also the season when the Big Guns come to play, bringing with them their best offerings of the year, anticipating a grand slam of their own.

 

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Settle Down Grillers! Pan-Fried Steak Can Be Great

While there have been a few patio-friendly days this January (which has been wonderful, but also eek!) it is not exactly grilling season.

I know a lot of guys who love to grill, It is such a hackneyed stereotype but grilling does appeal to the male species, and as such most aren’t even interested in steak that hasn’t been grilled. My grill-head friends have no problem with chicken, fish or chops done on or in the stove, but steak gives them pause.

According to them, my father, uncles and grandfathers all included – steak has to be grilled, no matter what.

I disagree.

With the right pan and the right cut, a pan-seared steak can be amazing. So listen up. Here’s how you do the perfect, no fuss, steak in a pan. Continue »



Celebrity Sauces!

Most of us keep a few convenience items in our pantry for those nights when we’re too busy or wiped out to cook from scratch. One such item that makes for an easy supper is a simple jar of spaghetti sauce. We’re seeing more and more of these sauces being put out by celebrity chefs.

Christine Cushing offers a cognac and roasted pepper version, a fresh basil infused sauce and a porcini and chianti sauce in her line.

While Jamie Oliver offers a red onion and rosemary, and a tomato and chili, among others. How many times have you made a spaghetti sauce from scratch and put cognac in it? Or porcini? Or rosemary for that matter? Continue »