Posts Tagged ‘Pizza’

3 Great Reasons To Throw A Pizza Party



The Toronto Raptors are in the NBA playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens are in the NHL playoffs and the Toronto Blue Jays have just started the 2014 baseball season. If you are a sports fan you are feeling pretty good right now and those three things are reason enough to throw a pizza party. I’ve got just the cookbook to help you do just that. Pizza: Seasonal Recipes from Rome’s Legendary Pizzarium this cookbook is by the man Vogue magazine called “The Michelangelo of Dough”. Gabriele Bonci has been developing his signature style at his small pizzeria in Rome. He uses stone-milled farro flours and relies on the seasons to determine his unconventional topping combinations. He comes up with more than 1500 different topping combos each year! This guy knows his pizza and this book is going to show you how it’s done.  If you do not feel like making your own pizza then call your local pizza store and have a pizza delivery courier come to your house with some great pizza.  Continue »

Pizza Party!



Wow, a post about pizza! Well, why not? Pizza is good food, especially if you make it yourself, and it is a fun way to get the family involved. You’re not spending the day peeling potatoes and shucking corn, you’re having a Pizza Party! Hello!

Pizza humour!

I remember as a kid an old comic book in which Little Lotta orders a pizza. (At least I think it’s Little Lotta…) The pizza maker asks, “Would you like me to cut it into 8 or 12 slices?”

“Oh eight slices, please,” replies Little Lotta. “I could never eat 12!”

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Super Bowl Classics With Fresh Ingredients

This Sunday is the biggest football game of the year and the traditional foods served can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Take the Seven Layer Dip and chip dips like Ranch or French Onion – all of them contain so many unpronounceable ingredients. Add those dips to all the giant submarines, chicken wings, pizza, chips and beer and you’re dosing your system with a Super Bowl-sized amount of preservatives and chemicals.

I don’t want to kill all the fun by banning junk and asking you to serve salads and water to your guests, but there has to be a way to get a little balance into the equation. Continue »

Tony’s Chicken Korma: A Meal Fit for Two Princesses

Tony’s specialty is pizza which he serves up at his local & organic Magic Oven pizza restaurants. However, Tony reached back to his Indian roots to cook up a much more sophisticated dish–Chicken Korma–which he told us was considered a delicacy because, unlike a straight-up chicken curry,  it features ingredients like cashews, raisins and cream that were traditionally more expensive and harder to come by. Tony patiently teaches his daughters some essential culinary techniques like making a bouquet garni loaded with aromatic Indian Spices and patiently waiting for oil to rise to the top of the dish before declaring it done. The girls were great students, checking in with their dad to make sure they were “doing it right.” And he helped build their confidence by assuring them that they were right on track

The recipe for Tony’s Chicken Korma is right after the video

Tony’s Chicken Korma:


  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1cup diced tomatoes
  • Whole spices for the bouquet garni- 3 bay leaves, 6 cloves, 6 black pepper corns, 2 cinnamon sticks, 6 green cardamom, 2 black cardamom (wrapped in cheesecloth)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 4 breasts of skinless boneless chicken diced
  • 1/2 litre cream
  • 1tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • Place a pot on stove top and add oil to cover the surface
  • Heat oil. When oil is heated add onions till they become golden brown
  • Add tomatoes and cook until moisture starts to evaporate and tomatoes become mushy
  • Add chopped ginger and garlic and cheesecloth wrapped bouquet garni
  • Once oil from the sauce rises to surface, add 4 diced skinless boneless chicken breast
  • Continue to sear the chicken and wrap the sauce around the meat. You will be able to tell that it is cooked once the oils rise to the surface
  • Add 1tbsp garam masala and 1 tbsp of cumin powder and reduce heat to medium
  • Gradually add cream
  • Add 1 tbsp of raisins and 1 tbsp of cashews for texture
  • Once chicken is cooked, serve and garnish with a sprig of cilantro