Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad
If you dislike eating raw kale, this salad will probably change your mind forever! Even Matt went back for seconds and scraped the bowl, and he is one of those people that doesn’t love raw kale. I think I’ve converted him.
Minor variation to my salad: walnuts and organic pork bacon.
Let me know what you think!
Blue Cheese Burger
(makes 4-5 burgers)
- 1.5 pounds lean (but not extra lean) ground beef
- 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- 1 egg
- 1/4-1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- good pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together, and form into patties. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Heat your BBQ on high, and cook burgers with open lid for about 5-7 minutes per side or until the juices run clear.
These were so amazingly juicy! The blue cheese has tons of flavour (and salt), so I paired it simply with a homemade basil mayo, red leaf lettuce, and some avocado on a fresh hamburger bun from my grocery store’s bakery.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
We might make and eat pancakes once a year in our house. I woke up on Sunday morning with a craving for chocolate chip pancakes; which I’ve probably only ever eaten once in my lifetime…but nevertheless, I wanted some.
This recipe came together so easy and quick, I might consider making pancakes more often! The dark and rich maple syrup from the Bobcaygeon farmers market didn’t hurt either.
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter or vegetabIe oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Mussels with Chorizo in a White Wine Tomato Sauce
I’ve always ordered this sort of dish in restaurants, but have never tried it in my own kitchen. Turns out it was super quick and simple, and easily as tasty as I have had in nice restaurants.
Recipe (halved for two people) here.