Simple Raspberry Coulis

 Simple Raspberry Coulis

Simple Raspberry Coulis 

I’ve been making this Raspberry Coulis recipe since I was in college. I’ve carried it with me throughout my culinary career because 1. I love how simple and easy it is, 2. It tastes great and people love it. One of the reason why I think it’s so popular is it’s simplicity. I mean, there’s only two ingredients and you don’t even have to cook it! This leaves the raspberry flavour pure because they aren’t broken down through the cooking process. As I’ve continued to learn and grow as a chef I’ve learned, the hard way, that simple recipes are usually the most delicious and this is no exception. It’s as simple as blending them with icing sugar, straining them through a sieve, and this Raspberry Coulis is ready to serve, simple.

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Rocky Road Banana Bread

Rocky Road Banana Bread

Rocky Road Banana Bread

I love being an uncle, mostly because I get to have all the fun without ANY of the responsibility. Plus I get to say things to my 18 month old niece that are slightly inappropriate for her age. For example, every time she cries because she gets frustrated by something, I casually say, “Growing up is tough kid.” Of course that’s true, growing up is hard, but does she understand that? Not a lick of it. But I do. Being the only boy and the youngest of three left me with scars. Having my sisters as siblings, one could only expect that. For better or worse, I owe them a lot because without them I wouldn’t be the man I am today without them. It was a rocky road growing up with those two hooligans but I made it out alive and to their credit inspired this, Rocky Road Banana Bread Recipe.  But before we get to the recipe let me explain just what kind of emotional scares they gave me,  

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Gourmet S'mores

Gourmet S'mores

Summer is by far my favourite season (winter sucks, except for Hockey). There’s so much to like; the sun, being warm, beeches, camping trips, and my personal favourite going to the cottage. And there’s so much to love about being at a cottage; swimming, fishing, hiking, water sports, reading a book while soaking in lazy summer days, campfires AND the food that surrounds it!

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Gluten and Lactose Free Pumpkin Cobbler

Gluten and Lactose Free Pumpkin Cobbler

This past thanksgiving my sister and her family came to visit from Norway. Over the last several years she has developed an intolerance to gluten and lactose and complains about not being able to eat her favourite foods anymore.  Whenever she comes I try and make things that she can enjoy, pain free. I know she doesn't hold it against us when we eat things in front of her that she loves, but I've caught her glaring with jealousy when we eat what we want, when we want it. 

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Simple Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise

Simple Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise

Does anything say comfort food quite like bread pudding? What isn't there to like about it, seriously? Bread, sugar, eggs, and one of the most comforting spices I know cinnamon, all contribute to making this dessert delicious. The other thing that makes bread pudding so comforting is how easy it is to make. Its a no fuss, tasty treat that anyone and their grandmother could make.... and really, most grandmothers do. 

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