Salad Rules: Lessons in Greek

To be clear, I am not Greek. I have also never been to Greece. But when my parents came back from Greece, they said that my Greek salad was the closest they have ever gotten to being back. That is my only source of authority here. In Greek, “Greek Salad” is called horiatiki. Apparently this…

Take Stock: 5 Tips to Save Money and Get Flavour

Every home cook should make stock. My mother, the queen of our kitchen, always makes stock when she has chicken bones on hand. With quality stock in the freezer you are able to make fantastic soups and sauces. Even better, you save money and use up all the older looking carrots, celery and onions in…

Beef up your Bangers and Mash

These post-Brexit times are troubling. Sooth your soul and creating this fantastic dish with minimal ingredients. It is super satisfying when consumed with a pint on a rainy day wearing a wool sweater. This recipe for bangers and mash has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. First off, there is MARMITE in it! Talk…

The art of sandwich (Ep. 4)

It’s a proven fact that a good sandwich will get you laid. Don’t believe me? I bet your mother or father made each other  a sandwich one night. And they made you! Sandwiches will heal wounds and achieve justice. All good sandwiches are based on a couple of core elements. At its most simple, a…

Make the Veggies Happy: Curry Roasted Squash

Squash is something that does not belong in your fridge. But it is tasty, and I want you to know how to make it. Sweet, hearty winter squashes are my favorite because they are damn near indestructible and super versatile – they’re great in soups, curries, as a puree and on pasta. Even better, they…

Roasting Chicken: Befriend your Bird

My family tries to cook outside as much as possible, even in the winter. This is because the house does not get as hot, and the fact that the barbeque can be used for a whole bunch of things. Probably the best food you can cook that demonstrates the diversity of a grill is a…

Top 8 tips to shop right! (ep. 2)

So you are going to the grocery store to pick up food for the week? Here is how I get what is best and maximize my time. To me, there are two goals of stocking the fridge: (1) Keeping up with the essentials and (2) buying what is best looking or is best value. These…

The Golden Salad Dressing Ratio

  I never buy salad dressing and neither should you. It is expensive, full of sugar and chemicals, and not worth your time. It also makes everything taste like shitty oil. I want to show you The Golden Salad Dressing Ratio. All salad dressings can really be broken down into five major components. With this “Golden…

What’s in the fridge? (ep. 1)

It’s time for us to begin the journey, together, into our refrigerators. Whenever you cook, you should ultimately follow what makes you feel right. Taste, sight, smell and feel are all very subjective. I want you to fill your fridge with things that YOU like and will use. With the cost of food and restaurants…