Posts Tagged: recipe

Making Shrimp Paste

Lately I’ve been craving some Southeast Asian recipes such as laksa soup, Thai green curry, and tom yum soup.  However, every time I purchase premade sauces, my food tastes unsatisfying.  Either the broth is not flavorful enough or the dishes taste like Thai frozen dinners.  It lacks the strong aromas of Southeast Asian cooking.  Shrimp… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Easy Beef Souvlaki & Tzatziki Recipe

Having been a fan of Mediterranean cuisine since I was a child, I’ve always experimented with different Mediterranean flavours and dishes.  I particularly love the warm skewered meats, the lightly oiled and charred vegetables and the refreshing, creamy taste of tzatziki dip that adds a burst of richness to the dish.  To celebrate the warmth… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Smoked Side Ribs

Ever since my Dad and I bought a smoker together, I keep wanting to cook as much stuff on it as I can.  A few weeks ago, I put on an eye of round and smoked it for a few hours, and it tasted too good!  Today I was inspired to smoke some ribs I… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Accordion Potatoes

Fun fact about potatoes I once learned while watching a favourite celebrity chef.  Potatoes are a member of the nightshade family, and 99% of all potatoes are descendants of a variety grown in Peru.  Potatoes were modified in so many ways that today there are about 4,000 varieties.   Most potatoes fall into the categories of… Read more »

Black Bean Burgers

Hello, all you self isolationist fellow students, Chef Corey here again with another weekly recipe.  My past recipes have been relatively carb-heavy; this week, I’ve decided on vegetarian options.  I’ve been tweaking a few recipes I’ve seen for a black bean burger.  Last summer I was finally able to make it and have it taste… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Friday Night Pizza

For five years my family has eaten pizza on Fridays.  We make it because there is something about homemade pizza, it just has a better quality to it.  And its cheap!  Anyone can make pizza.  With a few ingredients, some time, and some patience you will be rewarded with a restaurant experience at home! If… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Asian Dumplings from Scratch

For many of my close friends, the first item ordered from the appetizer menu is gyoza, or dumplings.  These delicious morsels of filling wrapped in a thin dough are one of my favorite items to make for a family dinner.  Ever wondered how to make authentic Asian dumplings in your own kitchen? Look no further,… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Green Onion Pancakes

Green onion cakes, also known as scallion pancake or “cong you bing” is a traditional street food item originating in Northern China.  Unlike the take-out items we find at local Chinese restaurants, the original edition is in fact made from unleavened bread.  A well-known rumor in China suggests that pizza was in fact an adaptation… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Southern Style Chili

Upon reflecting about the number of times I line up at Tim Hortons for their hearty Southern-Style chili, I finally mustered the motivation to attempt my own interpretation of the Southern Style Chili. Chilies make a sumptuous, healthy dinner and meal option for students.  Particularly with the aid of an Instant Pot, the actual time… Read more »