Fiery Grilled Shrimp

This amazing grilled shrimp recipe is the perfect appetizer, served right off the BBQ with remoulade dipping sauce and crostini.

If you don’t care much about shrimp but you own a BBQ then you are in luck, we are about to change your whole seafood perspective using just one simple recipe. 

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Easy to make meatballs with amazing Asian flavors,

Grilled Vietnamese Meatballs

Asian food is my favorite but sometimes the same old ginger chicken, beef and broccoli or chicken balls tend to get old really fast which is usually the time when I start looking into my pantry for some ideas that might give me a better experience than 

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A twist on an all time Chinese classic, Gong Bao with pork instead of chicken but with the same amazing taste

Gong Bao (Pork with Peanuts)

I am very fond of Asian recipes, especially those part of Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Unfortunately, here in Calgary, most recipes are “Westernized”, pretty boring and drowned in soy sauce or broth of some kind… or maybe I just haven’t found the right restaurant yet. During the 

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The ultimate in healthy, if you don't count the bread

Quail Eggs Crostini

Crostini (meaning “little toasts” in Italian) are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings. You can use all sorts of cheese, meats and vegetables or you can make it into a bruschetta, just olive oil and herbs. However if you 

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A great apéritif, Negroni is made from gin, vermouth and bitter and it is an IBA Official Cocktail.


“While the drink’s origins are unknown, the most widely reported account is that it was invented in Florence, Italy in 1919, at Caffè Casoni, ex Caffè Giacosa, now called Caffè Cavalli. Count Camillo Negroni invented it by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, 

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Easy to make roasted potato mix with lots of other goodies perfect side dish for... anything.

Paprika and Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

I have been trying to get this roasted potato recipe the way I wanted for quite some time but the perfect side dish eluded me until now. You would think something as simple as potatoes could not present any challenge for a seasoned cook. Fortunately I am 

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The best combination of fruits and veggies in this perfect for summer salad

Kiwi and Watermelon Salad

I don’t know if I said this before but, I really like salads. I am not a vegetarian or vegan or whatever these guys call themselves but somehow I always had a weakness for a good salad.

Best kept Romanian secret, the delicious beef soup

Romanian Beef Soup

The thing about Romanian soups is that most of them are sour, which is definitely not a bad thing as far as I’m concerned, but if you were not born somewhere in Eastern Europe, you might have a hard time getting used to them. Actually chicken soup 

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Delicious Transylvanian soup recipe

Transylvanian Sour Soup

Another one of my favorite, Transylvanian soup or “Ciorba Ardeleneasca” for connoisseurs, is pretty much the only soup made with pork that I really like… I think. This thing is pretty sour but I wouldn’t have it any other way to be honest and if you have 

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Delicious and fast fried tilapia with a side made from sweet peppers and oranges

Fried Tilapia with Orange Salsa

If you never knew what to do with the random fish that sits in your fridge since a million years ago, assuming it’s not fossilized yet, this recipe is one of those things that you can have done in under 30 minutes and is guaranteed to pleasantly 

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Delicious recipe for making amazing tacos from the comfort of your home

Steak Tacos with Mango Salsa

Summer is one step closer to Calgary and I must say, I am looking forward to it. Not necessarily because this usually marks the beginning of the grilling season, heck I am doing that all year round, neither snow nor rain nor heat… but I am really 

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