Spicy Steak Fajitas

Sometimes you just want the SIZZLE! Fajitas fit the bill, but be sure everyone at the table knows how HOT that frying pan is! You can put a couple of toppings out or a dozen [...]

2021-05-05T13:16:56-04:00

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

I love comfort; comfortable clothes, comforting comments and most of all, COMFORT FOOD! Ingredients 2 lbs lean ground beef 1 Cup Panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup milk (2% or whole) 3 Tbsp ketchup, divided 2 Tbsp Neapolitan [...]

2021-06-08T15:35:54-04:00

SPICY KOREAN CHICKEN WINGS

Prefer homemade to frozen? Still want something quick if you're settling down to watch the big game (or any time you crave wings!)? This is pretty simple, just remember to put some oil on the [...]

2021-02-04T15:12:27-05:00

Donna’s Spiced Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is eaten around the world, it is wholesome, inexpensive and easy to make. If you’re looking for a complete meal soup, this one checks all the nutrition boxes. Za'atar is a Middle Eastern [...]

2021-01-24T13:09:59-05:00

Green Curry Soup

I struggled with the name for this soup... The name may be boring but the soup isn't! It's loaded with 'green goodness', it is dead simple and full of flavour! I use store-bought green curry [...]

2020-12-05T07:07:55-05:00

Baked Pasta alla Norma

Folklore tells us this classic Sicilian dish was named after the opera 'Norma' by the 19th-century composer, Vincenzo Bellini. Eggplant and tomatoes are the stars here, beautifully complemented by our oil & vinegar. This baked [...]

2021-03-09T10:29:06-05:00

Sinai Spicy Chickpea Stew

Thanks to our friend and supplier Laurence over at Sinai Gourmet. Their 'hot sauce coulis' are unmatched in bringing the flavour of fresh chilis to a dish. With no vinegar added and a base of [...]

2020-05-02T19:18:22-04:00

Caribe Spicy Black Bean Soup

A creamy soup with a touch of Caribbean flavour, it showcases our phenomenal Red Cayenne Chili Fused Olive Oil. Inspired by our trip to the beautiful island of Bequia.  Callaloo is a Caribbean leafy green [...]

2020-02-02T16:55:40-05:00

Bangin’ Balsamic Wings!

Up your BBQ game to BANGIN' with this great and VERSATILE recipe! If you don't have the garlic oil and blackberry vinegar used below, try it with what you have... Olive Wood Smoked or Whole [...]

2019-03-27T16:13:49-04:00

Asparagus Salad Niçoise

A French classic from Provence made all the better by FRESH Ontario Asparagus - a perfect springtime dinner! Note that this is a CONSTRUCTED salad, not a tossed salad. You 'build' each serving on the [...]

2019-02-26T12:44:37-05:00

Espresso Flank Steak

Flank steak is a lean, somewhat tough but flavourful cut of beef that benefits from the tenderizing effects of a marinade. Scoring the flank steak with 1/4-inch cuts about an inch apart across the grain [...]

2019-02-26T17:02:53-05:00

Balsamic Salmon

This salmon recipe is super quick thanks to using the broil setting on your oven. If you'd rather bake the salmon, extend the cooking time and broil at the end for the crispy effect. If substituting [...]

2019-03-27T16:04:37-04:00

Glazed Apricot Chicken

Ingredients 2 Chicken Breasts or 4 thighs 3 T SOOC Blenheim Apricot White Balsamic 3 T SOOC Eureka Lemon Olive Oil ½ t crushed red pepper flakes ¼ t chopped fresh rosemary Pinch of salt [...]

2019-04-13T16:39:43-04:00

Maple Roasted Salmon

Ingredients 4 Salmon Filets 2 T SOOC Aged Maple Dark Balsamic 2 T SOOC ‘Butter Taste’ Vegan Olive Oil 1 T SOOC’s Metropolitan Chef West Coast Salmon Rub Directions Place Aged Maple Dark Balsamic, Metropolitan Chef [...]

2019-04-13T15:28:58-04:00

Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

This is my Mum's Mac 'n Cheese 'truffled' up! For what it's worth the addition of the horseradish isn't REALLY optional!!! Ingredients 1 1/2 C elbow macaroni 6 T SOOC Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil [...]

2018-04-19T10:41:53-04:00

Taste of Summer Marinade

This marinade encompasses the light, fresh tastes of summer. Other than the seafood & fish, you can leave your protein of choice to marinate overnight or while you are at work. Bring beef & pork [...]

2019-02-26T14:41:53-05:00

Coconut Lime Rice Salad

Ingredients 1 cup jasmine rice ½ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut, toasted ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted 2 limes, zested and juiced 1 small shallot, minced 2 tbsp.  SOOC Coconut White Balsamic 3-4 tbsp. SOOC Persian [...]

2019-04-16T11:34:17-04:00

Dill Apple Barley Salad

Ingredients 3/4 cup pearl barley, add 2 pieces of lemon peel (I use the ends), 6 peppercorns, pinch of fine sea salt (cook following instructions on pkg.) 1 T  SOOC Dill (Wild Fern Leaf) Olive [...]

2019-02-26T15:06:55-05:00

Persian Lime Shakshuka

This recipe makes a light, easy and fast meal! It is infinitely adaptable, you can add (or subtract) almost anything to this dish, which is essentially eggs poached in tomato sauce. Ingredients 3 Tbs. SOOC Persian [...]

2018-04-19T09:59:03-04:00

Tropical Lime Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients 15 Large Shrimp, shelled and deveined 1 T SOOC Persian Lime Olive Oil ¼ t Vancouver Island Orange Lime Sea Salt Pinch chili flakes ¼ C SOOC Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar Directions In a mixing bowl, toss [...]

2019-02-26T16:50:49-05:00

Neapolitan Herb Pot Roast

Ingredients 4 T. (divided) SOOC Gourmet Garlic 1 large Spanish onion, quartered and sliced 1 T flour 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef rump roast 1 t.Mrs. Dash 1 t. Vancouver Island Garlic Infused Sea Salt 4 cloves [...]

2019-03-27T16:02:28-04:00

PENNE AL FORNO

Ingredients 3 T SOOC Gourmet Garlic Olive Oil 3 C sweet onion chopped in large chunks ¾ lb. (350 g) penne (or other tube shaped pasta) 1 bunch (around 1 lb.) of asparagus in 2 [...]

2021-04-02T13:41:55-04:00

Red Apple Balsamic Pot Roast

Ingredients: 3 T. SOOC Gourmet Garlic or Smoky Chipotle Olive Oil 1 large Spanish onion, quartered and sliced 1 t flour 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef rump roast 2 t.Mrs. Dash with SOOC’s Vancouver Island [...]

2019-04-13T12:07:10-04:00

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