Cheesy Chimichurri Garlic Bread

A year or two ago we tried some really fantastic cheesy garlic bread topped with chimichurri at our local Milestone’s restaurant. Ever since then I have wanted to recreate it at home, because it was SO good! Chimichurri is an Argentian steak sauce, made with cilantro, parsley, garlic, chilli and lemon, and blended with oil. It … Continue reading

BBQ Candied Yams

Making our Thanksgiving a barbecued feast is one of my favourite memories when we get some gorgeous weather lasting into October here in Southern Ontario. Our BBQ Turkey Breasts that we cooked in 2011 were one of our most memorable Thanksgiving meals, and probably the best turkey we’ve ever had. So in wanting to expand on what we … Continue reading

Fiesta Burger

I am really excited to share this delicious burger recipe featuring VG Meats ground beef! I was lucky enough to be part of VG Meats #50BurgerDays and in round one my Fiesta Burger was the winner and will be off to the semifinals! So to celebrate I wanted to share this great burger recipe with you. … Continue reading

Grilled Asparagus

One of our essential bbq season sides is grilled asparagus, especially when local asparagus is available! Pairs perfectly with your favourite steak, grilled chicken, pork or fish. Love the smoky flavour and charred bits especially when drizzled with fruity olive oil! Delish! Ingredients: 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed Extra virgin olive oil Kosher Salt Freshly … Continue reading

VG Meats Grilled Bone-In New York Striploin Steak

Love steak? Consider yourself a steak connoisseur? Well then you must try VG Meats Bone-in New York Striploin Steak. It is absolutely amazing and even better when topped with homemade horseradish parsley butter. Re-creating this amazing recipe was my challenge from VG Meats, who has their recipe from the youngest “VG” brother Kevin Van Groningen, featured … Continue reading

Stuffed BBQ Sweet Potatoes

Just in time for the May long weekend may be one of my favourite bbq creations yet! These Stuffed BBQ Sweet Potatoes that I filled with sauteed onions, VG Meats amazing beef bacon and cheddar were off the charts. The filling is so great on its own but the added smokiness from the bbq just sends this recipe over … Continue reading

Canada Day Recipes

Getting ready to celebrate with a Canada Day BBQ this weekend? Why not try some of my summer favourites . . . Appetizers: Crostini with fig jam and gorgonzola Kara’s Nacho Dip Lemon Basil Ginger Garlic Grilled Shrimp Salads/Sides: Canada Day Strawberry and Feta Salad Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Walnuts & Feta Extra Crunchy Broccoli Salad … Continue reading