27 10, 2017

Pear Prosciutto Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

2018-06-04T14:34:09+00:00October 27th, 2017|Recipes|

Ingredients: 3 tbsp olive oil ¾ cup diced shallots 2 cups diced peeled pears 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves (or 1 tsp dried) 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves (or ½ tsp dried) 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 cup finely shredded asiago cheese Salt and pepper 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 ½ lbs each) 8 thin slices prosciutto (about 4 oz) Gravy: 1 tbsp all-purpose flour ½ cup chicken broth ½ cup red wine 1 tbsp butter Preparation: In large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium heat. Add shallots and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in [...]

15 09, 2017

Four Cheese Zucchini Lasagna

2018-06-04T14:34:10+00:00September 15th, 2017|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter 1 chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1lb ground beef 1/2 lb ground pork 1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added 1 can tomato paste, no salt added 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil Salt Freshly ground pepper ¾ C Provolone cheese, grated ¾ C Mozzarella cheese, grated ¾ C Friulano cheese, grated ¾ C Mild Cheddar cheese, grated 5 medium zucchinis cut lengthwise, 1/8" thick Method: o In a skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic for 2 minutes. o Add meat and cook for 5 minutes. Break up meat [...]

11 08, 2017

Mediterranean Pork Chops

2018-06-04T14:34:10+00:00August 11th, 2017|Recipes|

Recipe courtesy of Chatelaine Magazine. Ingredients: 2 bone-in pork chops 6 Campari tomatoes or 12 Cherry tomatoes cut in half 3 tbsp finely chopped parsley Olive oil ¼ Cup Kalamata olives, pitted 1 small onion, cut into thin wedges 1 garlic clove, smashed Method: • Heat a large frying pan over medium. When hot, lightly brush pan with oil then add chops. Cook chops until springy when pressed, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil. • If pan is dry add more oil. Add tomatoes, olives, onion and garlic to the pan. Cook until softened, [...]

10 02, 2017

Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

2018-06-04T14:34:16+00:00February 10th, 2017|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes 5 links (19.5 oz.) uncooked Italian sausage 2 tsp. + 2 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. dried oregano Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 8-12 oz. fresh mushrooms, washed and cut into thick slices 1 ½ cups grated Mozzarella cheese 15 slices pepperoni, cut in half Instructions: • Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Spray an 8 inch x 11 inch glass casserole dish with non-stick spray or olive oil. • Pour the diced tomatoes into a colander placed in the sink and rinse with cold water. Let tomatoes drain a minute or two, [...]

2 09, 2016

Greek Pork Kebabs

2018-06-04T14:34:19+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Recipes|

Pork Kebabs: ¼ C olive oil 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped 2 tsp garlic, chopped ½ tsp grated lemon rind 1 tsp salt ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1 ½ lbs (750g) pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes Yogurt sauce: 1 C plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped ½ tsp salt Directions: ? Combine olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, thyme, garlic, lemon rind, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add pork and toss until well coated with marinade. [...]

12 08, 2016

Curried Pork Burgers with Grilled Red Onions

2018-06-04T14:34:19+00:00August 12th, 2016|Recipes|

Ingredients: • 1 lb lean ground pork • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh coriander • 1/3 cup (75 mL) crumbled feta cheese • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Thai curry paste • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced gingerroot • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) ground cumin • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper • 4 Boston lettuce leaves Grilled Red Onions: • 1 half large red onion • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil • 1 pinch salt • 1 pinch pepper Preparation: In [...]

13 05, 2016

BBQ Portobello Mushroom and Sausage Pizzas

2018-06-04T14:34:21+00:00May 13th, 2016|Recipes|

Ingredients: 8 large Portobello mushrooms, stems removed 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil ½ C pasta sauce – any flavor ½ C mozzarella cheese, grated 3 – 4 sausages, cooked and sliced Method: • Preheat oiled grill to medium high. • Brush both sides of mushrooms with oil. Grill mushrooms, stem side down, for 4 minutes (being careful not to overcook). Turn and grill for another 4 minutes or until slightly softened. • Top mushrooms with pasta sauce and sliced sausage. Sprinkle cheese over the top and grill, covered, for 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. Makes 4 [...]

29 04, 2016

Meatloaf Cupcakes

2018-06-04T14:34:21+00:00April 29th, 2016|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 onion, diced finely 700g (1 ½ lb) ground beef/pork/chicken/turkey 2 eggs, lightly beaten Salt and Pepper to taste 100g grated cheese An example of flavourings: 2 slices bacon, diced Handful fresh basil Handful fresh parsley ½ C sundried tomatoes 2 tsp dried oregano Method: Mix the diced onion, meat, eggs, salt and pepper together. Add your choice of seasonings and flavourings. Mix all the ingredients together with your hands and place a small handful of the meatloaf mixture into muffin trays. Press gently, not too hard, otherwise they will turn into meatballs. Cover with the grated cheese. Cook [...]

6 11, 2015

Cabbage Roll Stir Fry

2018-06-04T14:34:48+00:00November 6th, 2015|Recipes|

This recipe is just as comforting and delicious as regular cabbage rolls, but takes much less time to prepare! Ingredients: 1 large onion 1lb ground pork or beef 796 ml can plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped 213 ml can tomato sauce 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp vinegar 1 tsp. each dried oregano and thyme leaves Salt and pepper 1 green pepper 454-g package coleslaw mix or ½ a cabbage Cooking Instructions: • Lightly coat a large saucepan with oil and place over medium-high heat. • Add onion and crumble in pork or beef. Stir frequently to keep meat [...]

23 10, 2015

Smoky Pork Bolognese Sauce

2018-06-04T14:34:48+00:00October 23rd, 2015|Recipes|

Hearty meat sauce is a staple comfort food for many of us, especially as the weather gets colder. Bacon gives this sauce a delicious smokiness and depth of flavour. Serve over your favourite non-pasta alternative (i.e. spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, mashed cauliflower, cabbage, steamed veggies, salad, bean sprouts, etc.) or simply eat it on its own! INGREDIENTS - 450g lean ground pork - 2 strips bacon, chopped - 2 carrots, diced - 2 ribs celery, diced - 1 onion, diced - 3 cloves garlic, minced - 4 cups tomato sauce (either home-made or whatever brand you enjoy) - 1 cup [...]

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