Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Camp Cooking Essentials

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I survived a camping trip to the Lightning Lakes campground in Manning Park with my wife and kids. Part of my survival is based on what I took along for camp cooking … Continue reading

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Grilling Season Has Begun

I’m a little late to join the grilling season this year but what the hey, I’m doing it now. The fact that I’m eating more of a plant-based diet isn’t going to keep me from grilling this summer. So last … Continue reading

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Lunch; Steak and Potatoes

Good old lunch of steak and potatoes with a little sautéed broccolini to make it even more healthy. The potatoes are fingerlings. Steamed. Best eaten dipped in a creamy dip. The broccolini is cooked by adding it to a large … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday With Thug Kitchen 101

Meatless Monday today in the Test Kitchen and I kicked up the flavour meter on my Skillet Beer Chili Mac by adding some STR8 Flexin Imperial Stout from my local craft brewery, Twin Sails. The ultra deep flavour profile of … Continue reading

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Dinner With Dad

One of the best ways to get kids who are reluctant eaters (how is it that I end up with a reluctant ester?) to eat is to make bizarre things out of the food.  Last night I decided to make … Continue reading

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French Fries Without the Fryer

My kids love French fries. But I don’t want to give them deep fried food, plus I don’t like using a deep fryer at home! So rather than deep frying potatoes, I have been experimenting with oven baking potatoes. Today … Continue reading

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Cabin-Cooking; Bone-in Prime Rib Steak

On the long weekend just passed, I decided to head out of town to the cabin. As well as making bread at the cabin, I also needed something substantial for my dinner so of course I visited Meat Craft, my … Continue reading

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Cabin Cooking; the Bread Making Edition 

Family Day is the newest stat holiday in BC so I did my usual routine and got out of the city. I headed up the Fraser Canyon to the cabin. And as I usually do at the cabin, I got … Continue reading

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At Home With Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soups

If there’s one thing that I really enjoy, it is the total premium steakhouse experience. I love the feeling of a steakhouse. I love the food served in a steakhouse and I love the professionalism of the servers, the dark … Continue reading

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My Thug Kitchen Inspired One Pot Spaghetti 

My turn to make dinner tonight so where do I turn for inspiration? To my Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook, of course. ? I love the flavours from their Skillet Beer Chili Mac – a one pot mac and cheese with beer … Continue reading

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