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Whiskey Three-Bean Chili

Are you watching the super bowl next weekend? I’m not a huge football fan, but I do love the spirit and excitement it brings. My favourite part is cooking up some delectable delights that are enjoyed by everyone! But with the many dietary restrictions cropping up among friends, it can be hard finding something that suits everyone’s  ...

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Chocolate Chili

We all have our own version of a home-style chili. This one is mine! The richness of the cocoa powder blends effortlessly with the chili and cumin, and of course the cinnamon and fennel add a flavour dimension that is just too good to pass up. When making your chili, how long do you normally let it simmer? As much as I am a fan of a crock-pot,  ...

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Dragon Sauce

Only the best and most cherished restaurants leave an impact on their visitors. Sometimes it is simply a sensation or emotion, drawn from the walls or from the energetic and knowledgeable servers. And sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can be left with an impact that comes straight from the food itself. I am definitely not a difficult  ...

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Gin braised Lamb Ribs

For last night’s dinner, I had succulent lamb ribs, dripping with juices and flavoured with braised onions and caramelized apricots. It was slowly cooked in a gin broth, offering the pronounced flavours of juniper and botanicals. And it was as amazing as it sounds! We all know how much I love to add alcohol to my creations (like banana  ...

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