Round-up Stew

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Rich and hearty, this round-up stew would be the perfect way to top off a long day in the saddle, rounding up cattle. But it also makes a perfect dish for a cold day or a day out camping. When a cow was slaughtered, cooks made this infamous stew to use up the less choice bits. Recipes differed, but in … Read More

Bean Cake Burgers

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This recipe for delicious Bean Cake Burgers is a tip of the hat to the vaqueros – the original cowboys who tended cattle herds in Mexico that were brought to the Americas by Spanish exlorers and settlers. The cowboy tradition in North America can trace its roots back to the vaqueros, who expanded their trade into the southern United States … Read More

Blueberry Maple Pancakes

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Pancakes always make a great breakfast. And believe it or not, pancakes are synonymous with cowboys and cowboy culture. Probably because they are easy to prepare, can be tailor made, are filling and use common ingredients. In fact, this recipe uses some classic Canadian ingredients. So do not expect these Blueberry Maple Pancakes to be the usual breakfast treat. They … Read More

Pineapple Cranberry Coleslaw

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Coleslaw always is a classic and the perfect side for your next bbq, picnic or lunch time snack. We also came across some delicious coleslaw during our stay in Hawaii. There are many different recipes for a good coleslaw, and the Hawaiian version of course contains pineapple. It grows everywhere! We think that this Pineapple Coleslaw definitely is a winner. … Read More

Salmon with Pineapple Papaya Salsa

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Afruity and spicy salsa, with its great combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavors, is the perfect companion for a summer bbq or snack. It also makes a refreshing and healthy ‘sauce’ or dip for some fresh cooked (or grilled) meat or fish. We love this recipe for cooked salmon with a fruity pineapple and papaya salsa because of all … Read More

Honey Pineapple Lamb

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There is no better way to spread the spirit of “Aloha” than with a dish that includes the fruity flavor of a ripe pineapple. Pineapple industry is big in Hawaii and there probably are only few better places to enjoy this delicious fruit. And there are so many good ways to use them in your cooking – we love to … Read More

Meat Pie

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If you ask Australians for typical recipes or dishes, most of them will respond “Meat Pie”. Or pies in general. This Aussie icon sure has British roots, but once we tried our first pie, we understood what this pie love is about. Nothing warms you up like a rich pie, loaded with beef mince and a nice gravy. You usually … Read More

Beef Loc Lac

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One of our favorite Cambodian dishes is the Beef Loc Lac, a beef stir-fry with a tasty marinade and a fruity and fresh lime dipping sauce. The dish is served on a bed of fresh salad and the directions of the recipe are quite easy to follow. The recipe originally comes from Vietnam, where it is called Bo Luc Lac … Read More

Fried Passion Fruit Banana

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Asians love to use a lot of fresh fruit in their desserts. Especially bananas are used a lot. During our time in Cambodia we came across this recipe for fried bananas with a nice sweet sauce of passion fruit, honey and coconut milk. The bananas are not only fried, but also flambéed with some whiskey, adding a very special flavor. … Read More