Recipes

Recipes we tried from cook books published by Jamie Oliver, Tyler Florence, Michael Smith, etc.

Jamie Oliver’s Amazing Apple Pie

I’ve had Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food book for a couple of weeks now, and the first recipe I decided to try was the Amazing Apple Pie. There are quite a bit of dessert recipes in this book, and this one seems the easiest with the least ingredients. I also have cases of Okanagan Ambrosia apples […]

Pea and Mint Soup

I’ve had some frozen peas in the freezer for a while, so I thought I’d use it and cook for a friend. Jamie Oliver has a couple of recipes that use Peas and Mint together in his Food Revolution cook book, so I thought I’d give it a try. This is the recipe for Pea […]

Lemon Fennel Slaw

I want to try preparing dishes with ingredients that I hardly use. Fennel is one of them, and Michael Smith’s Chef at Home cook book has a really simple recipe called Lemon Fennel Slaw.

Creamy Smoked Bacon and Pea Sauce Pasta

I might as well use the rest of my peas and bacon, so I gave Jamie Oliver’s Pasta with Creamy Smoked Bacon and Pea Sauce recipe from his Food Revolution book a try.

Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup

When looking through my cookbooks, I try to find stuff that is simple, and stuff that I have some ingredients for so I don’t have to spend so much, and also get rid of anything that may go bad in the fridge. I was planning to make a paleo soup for my friend with sweet […]

Asian Cucumber Mint Salad

I wanted to make Michael Smith’s Asian Cucumber Salad from his Best of Chef at Home because it was simple and I only needed to buy a few extra ingredients.

Homemade Taco Night

Ever since moving into my new home, my friends have gladly come over each weekend to cook an awesome meal together. I love cooking with friends. My friend is doing a pretty paleo diet along with cross fit. He mentioned plantain tortillas so we tried that, as well as a lot more home made Mexican […]

Jamie Oliver’s Broccoli and Pesto Tagliatelle

The first meal that I cooked at my new house consisted of two items from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. I needed something simple, and I didn’t want to do a 15 or 30 minute meal because I just wanted a few ingredients, and didn’t want to make 3 courses for just myself. I decided on […]

Jamie Oliver’s Tomato Soup

My first home cooked meal at my place and I quickly went through my Jamie Oliver books. It was just going to be me eating, so I didn’t want to do a whole 15 or 30 minute meal. I chose to go through the Food Revolution book and pick a couple of items. I just […]

Hit ‘n’ Run Panbaked Chicken

We needed a dish that was paleo friendly for my friend, and Jamie Oliver’s Hit ‘n’ Run Panbaked Chicken is just that. Loaded with bright vegetables, chicken, and a few spices, it really is easy one pan dish. You basically chop everything up, put it in a pan and bake.

Watermelon Gazpacho With Chile and Feta Cheese

It has been super hot this weekend, and it makes me want to eat nothing but chilled food. I’ve made Tyler Florence’s Watermelon Gazpacho with Chile and Feta Cheese from Tyler’s Ultimate Cookbook a couple times now. This super easy and tasty recipe could be be more suitable for this hot weather. It’s tomato and water melon […]

Jamie Oliver’s Spinach Filo Pie

Everytime I make one of Jamie Oliver’s 15 minute meals, it always gets me want to make more meals from his cook book. But instead of picking another recipe for the same book again, I flipped through the  30 minute meal book, and decided to make the Spinach filo pie with cucumber salad and tomato salad. This meal […]