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Barbecue & Grill

Mediterranean Chicken Skewers with Lightened Up Tzatziki

Mediterranean Chicken Skewers with Lightened Up Tzatziki

Our homemade seasoning blend makes these delicious Mediterranean chicken skewers an easy, light treat from the grill.  Add a dollop of healthy, low fat tzatziki to complement the skewers without spoiling your diet!  A delicious, satisfying dish the entire family is sure to love. It’s […]

North African Grilled Lamb Chops with Tahini Sauce

North African Grilled Lamb Chops with Tahini Sauce

These warmly spiced North African grilled lamb chops are sure to become a family favourite.  The exotic spices complement the richness of the meat.  Finish the plate with a simple green salad and a drizzle of unctuous tahini sauce for an easy meal that’s guaranteed […]

Spiced Bacon and Cheese Burgers from South African Grill Master, Jan Braai’s, Shisanyama

Spiced Bacon and Cheese Burgers from South African Grill Master, Jan Braai’s, Shisanyama

Nothing perks up a simple burger like a few spices, along with a hit of bacon and feta cheese.  When South African grilling phenomenon Jan Braai tells you this is among the best bacon and cheese burgers he’s ever eaten, you can take it to […]

Bacon Jam on Braaied Rosemary Flatbreads, a Recipe from More Braai the Beloved Country

Bacon Jam on Braaied Rosemary Flatbreads, a Recipe from More Braai the Beloved Country

If you haven’t yet tasted bacon jam, you don’t know what you’re missing.  In combination with these delicious grilled rosemary flatbreads, it becomes an elegant starter that kids of all ages will fall in love with. There is something magical about any recipe with bacon […]

Zippy, Oven Baked Vietnamese Chicken

Zippy, Oven Baked Vietnamese Chicken

I adore Southeast Asian flavours, such as those in this easy weeknight oven baked Vietnamese chicken.  The balance between sweet, sour, salty and spicy is positively addictive.  Plus, at its base, Vietnamese food is earthy and accessible — a cuisine for all people and all […]

West African Spicy Grilled Chicken

West African Spicy Grilled Chicken

Poulet braisé (grilled chicken) is one of the iconic foods of my husband’s home country, Côte d’Ivoire.  The recipe is deceptively simple.  However, the result is intensely aromatic and flavourful. Grilled chicken is every bit as popular in Côte d’Ivoire as it is where I […]

Chimichurri, Grilled Meat Sauce

Chimichurri, Grilled Meat Sauce

Once spring comes around and I’m ready to break out the grill, I crave chimichurri sauce. Its fresh, herby, garlicky flavor is a perfect counterpoint to smokey meats. When I was growing up, my father traveled and worked all over South America.  So, we had family friends […]

Scrumptious Korean Barbecue Chicken

Scrumptious Korean Barbecue Chicken

Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, barbecue chicken was a summer staple.  Any event — from church socials to political fundraisers — had to serve it.  Our style of barbecue involves slathering the meat with a sticky red sauce, which is both mildly […]

Currywurst, Germany’s Favorite Fast Food

Currywurst, Germany’s Favorite Fast Food

My father comes from a proud family of German-Americans.  When I was a kid, we would visit my grandparents at the farm outside Sheboygan each summer.  During these visits, I always treasured outings to the butcher and the cheese factory with my Grandpa.  The time […]