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Summer Market Salad

Summer Market Salad

This past week we were able to get away for a few days vacation at our family cabin. About a 4 hour drive away, our cabin has been in my husbands family for about 50 years. Aside from a few renovations, much of the cabin is still the same and old family photos line the walls. Our kids love our vacations at the cabin. They look forward to it all year long, sometimes going as far as attempting to pack their suitcases a few months in advance. With very limited cell phone and internet service, it’s the perfect place to go to relax. Unfortunately, it’s also the perfect place to overindulge in food and drink and we often come back feeling a little sluggish. This week, it’s time to Continue reading

Mediterranean 4 layer dip

Mediterranean 4 layer dip

Mediterranean 4 layer dip

This past week I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Vancouver Avocado Showdown at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The goal was to create a dish to showcase the delicious versatility of avocados. Specifically, Avocados from Mexico, as they make up about 80% of the avocados sold in Canada.

This was my first media/food blog event, so to say I was  a little nervous would definitely be an understatement. I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t really know any of the other participants. Continue reading

Grilled Halibut with Blueberry Sauce

Grilled Halibut with Blueberry Sauce

Grilled Halibut with Blueberry Sauce

Growing up, I remember heading to the strawberry patch or blueberry fields to pick blueberries with my mom and her friend. It was a great summer tradition that always resulted it several jars of homemade jam. Although I’ve only made jam once or twice, berry picking is a tradition I’ve continued with my own kids. My seven year old is very particular when picking blueberries, picking only the biggest juiciest looking berries, while my four year old splits her time between the rest of Continue reading

Lemon Herb BBQ Chicken

Lemon Herb BBQ Chicken

Lemon Herb BBQ Chicken

Do you ever notice how opportunity comes knocking at the most in-opportune times? That’s sort of been my story over the past couple of weeks or so. Like most people, I think, I don’t like to pile too much on my plate (metaphorically, of course. If it’s an actual plate, I most definitely like to pile too much on it), but this past week my mentality has completely changed. I’ve decided that I’m probably actually capable of accomplishing way more than I give myself credit for. Sometimes I just need a little kick in the behind to get myself going. In the midst of trying to keep two little ones entertained Continue reading

Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs

Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs

Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs

It’s BBQ season!!!

Sorry if I seem a bit excited. I tend to get that way when summer arrives. Although, if I’m being completely truthful, our bbq season never really left. Our winter here on the West Coast was incredibly mild. By mild, I mean that it never really happened. I think I pulled my winter coat out of the closet twice and made do with my rain coat the rest of the time. I didn’t mind, at all. My kids, on the other hand, felt like they got completely ripped off. No snow?! No fair!! I have to admit, for a kid, that’s a pretty raw deal. Snow should really be a part of the whole “childhood” package. Especially, in Canada. Hopefully (for their sake) we’ll get some snow next year. In the meantime, I’m really enjoying the sunshine and have been bbqing almost every night. That can get a bit boring once in awhile, so I’ve been mixing it up a little bit and playing around with different bbq ideas. This one is a take on my sons favourite dish whenever we go for sushi. We usually have to order an entire plate of chicken teriyaki just for him. This recipe would be entirely effortless if you bought the teriyaki sauce from the store, but, as I stated in my previous post for falafel,  I like to try and make things myself. Here is my recipe for Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs. I hope you enjoy it!

This recipe was featured yesterday on Lyfe Foodie. Check out their website for this and other delicious recipes.

1 Lbs chicken breast, cubed

11/2 cups pineapple,

2 red peppers

3/4 Cup brown sugar

1/4 Cup tamari (or other soy sauce)

1/4 Cup chicken stock

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 cloves of garlic, papery skins removed

2″ piece of ginger, peeled

If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in a pan of water for at least 30 minutes. This will help prevent them from burning.

In a small sauce pan, whisk together the brown sugar, tamari, chicken stock and vinegar. Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and heat over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes until it’s reduced and thickened. Set aside.

While the sauce is simmering, begin preheating the bbq.

Thread the chicken onto the skewers alternating with the pineapple and red pepper. Add the skewers to a greased grill and cook for about 10 – 15 minutes, occasionally basting with the teriyaki sauce, until the chicken is cooked through.

 

 

 

 

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