Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

Pot au Feu (Bouilli Québécois)

A traditional beef stew with French origins, cooked slowly with loads of veggies for a memorable family dinner. As a kid, I used to visit my grandparents once or twice a year. They were living in a small and remote village far away from my home called Lac-des-Aigles (Eagles lake) in Quebec, Canada. We would always arrive in… Continue reading Pot au Feu (Bouilli Québécois)

Main Meals

Mexican stew

An unctuous and spicy Mexican stew made with a Mole style sauce and tender beef cubes served with tortilla chips, corn and parsley, for an “Olé” night.  I was browsing the Web last week and saw lots of stews and Mexican food around… it made me want them both badly… so I’ve decided to merge them both… Continue reading Mexican stew

Appetizers · Meat & Poultry

Enoki-Beef Rolls

Enoki enveloped in a thinly cut (carpaccio) beef slice with a dash of tamari and black sesame seeds for a carnivore/asian appetizers on your next dinner party. A carnivore’s bite These appetizers are every carnivore’s dream, a tender meat rolled around a nice crunchy enoki mushroom and a touch of sesame. Sometimes simple is the… Continue reading Enoki-Beef Rolls

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

German beer beef stew with Knödeln

Coming back from holiday in Germany and I got myself some nice cooking books, my german isn’t so good yet, so it takes forever to understand a single recipe. But the one recipe I’ve always wanted to reproduce is the famous Knödel. This potato dumpling is in so many meals up in Germany or Central… Continue reading German beer beef stew with Knödeln

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

Spicy Sichuan beef-mushroom stuffed eggplant

  Spicy Sichuan beef-mushroom stuffed eggplant is a bite into a mildly hot and comforting meaty dish accompanied with an earthy Sichuan style sauce. This recipe is not a traditional Chinese recipe, although flavored with all the great Sichuan flavors, it’s a twist on my love for Sichuan flavors. A great dish if you feel like a rich and… Continue reading Spicy Sichuan beef-mushroom stuffed eggplant

Main Meals · Pasta and Bread Meals

Stir fried beef and mushroom in chinese wine

Stir fried beef and mushroom in chinese wine with udon noodles is so tasty, this rice wine is a bold, tasty compliment to any chinese dish. It smells way more powerful than normal grape wine and its taste is way bolder too, it’s closer to a fortified wine in taste. Without saying you need to… Continue reading Stir fried beef and mushroom in chinese wine

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

Pork tenderloin with a cherry and sherry sauce

Pork tenderloin cooked sous-vide with a cherry and sherry sauce is the dish that Masterchef Spain season 4 won with. The real recipe isn’t out yet, but I’ve tried to reproduce it the best I could from this Andalusian lady contestant. It seemed so divine on TV, looking at the judges eyes rolling up in pleasure,… Continue reading Pork tenderloin with a cherry and sherry sauce

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Pasta and Bread Meals

Boeuf bourguignon on Pasta

I like to make “mashup” (merged styles) dishes, the usual boeuf bourguignon is great with potatoes, but if you want to try something new, try this on pasta! I like potatoes… but husby… doesn’t so much… so he always ask me to make his boeuf bourguignon on pasta. I have to agree with him on… Continue reading Boeuf bourguignon on Pasta

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Pasta and Bread Meals

Szechuan Beef and Eggplant Noodles

Szechuan, Sichuan, Szechwan…. No idea which one to pick… I guess the Szechuan look the best… All meaning the cuisine of the Chinese region of Sichuan, South West from the country. A place well known for it’s spicy meals, it’s famous Szechuan pepper, and it’s fermented beans paste (Doubanjiang). All good stuff to discover! Living… Continue reading Szechuan Beef and Eggplant Noodles

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

Pâté Chinois/shepherd’s pie with a Spanish Twist

Pâté chinois is a typical French Canadian meal… Apparently created by the British railroad workers, in the 19th century, as an imitation of the famous “cottage pie” (beef, lamb and mashed potatoes). The dish was an imminent “hit”, at least, for the “on site” railroad workers which included many French Canadians and many Chinese workers. The… Continue reading Pâté Chinois/shepherd’s pie with a Spanish Twist