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Kale & Quinoa Gardino Burgers - Food Gypsy

Kale Quinoa Giardino Burgers

March 31, 2014 | 7 Comments

A taste of fresh, a hint of green and a lean towards the garden with gluten free Kale Quinoa Giardino Burgers.   A guest post from the sisters Bernardi, Consuelo & Natasha, who love great food...

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Pulled Cider Pork & sides - Food Gypsy

Cider Braised Pulled Pork – A Winter’s Feast

December 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

Take a couple of bottles of good, full bodied apple cider, a pork picnic shoulder, a good spice rub and a few hours in the oven and you’ve got juicy, tender Cider Braised Pulled Pork....

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Maximum Mexican — Mexican Blackened Chicken with Jalapeno Black Beans & Rice and Caramelized Pineapple Salsa finished with Cilantro & Lime.  When I pine for long white sand beaches of Mexico, I recall a flavour...

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Yes.  I said beer and wings in the same sentence, I mean what goes better with beer than wings?  And what could be better on a summer’s eve with Beer Soaked Asian Buffalo Wings than...

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Trini Roti – Flavour from the West Indies

July 15, 2013 | 29 Comments

In a catering kitchen we’re not bound by static menus, each event we do has it’s own unique flavour, covering the globe from one side to the other.  One day I could be making a...

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The Lamburghini, A Great Canadian Burger

June 19, 2013 | 7 Comments

A Food Gypsy original, also the winner of Taste of Home Canada’s Burger-Off Contest, The Lamburghini tastes every bit as good and it sounds; now available in the convenient slider size. To say that I...

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The Ollie Burger, Just for Dad

June 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

Dad is a meat n’ potatoes kind of guy.  On Father’s Day years ago Mom created a burger with all of Dad’s favorite proteins which quickly became legend, even appearing on the menu of  his...

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Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks - Food Gypsy

Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks

January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cooked low and slow, until they’re fall off the bone tender, Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks is comfort food at it’s midwinter best. Warmly spiced and heavily sauced with rich, meaty intensity. There was a time when farmers couldn’t give shanks away, but...

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Poulet Sauté Chasseur – Hunter’s Chicken

November 18, 2012 | 8 Comments

Poulet Sauté Chasseur, or Hunter's Chicken, crisp sauteed chicken served with a hearty sauce made with tomatoes, mushrooms a splash of white wine and brandy, flavoured with tarragon, this is a French classic, with...

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Chicken Paella

November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The warm flavours of saffron, rosemary, garlic and paprika harmonize in rib-sticking batch of Chicken Paella. Straight from the fields of the Valencia region of Spain, workers would gather around the fire,wooden spoon in...

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Sweet Potato Succotash & Pear Glazed Pork Chops, another solo dinner at Chez Gypsy featuring autumn flavours. It's almost impossible not to make Looney Tunes references when motioning succotash "sweet sufferin' succotash!" It's...

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Indulge in fresh Mediterranean flavours and omega threes. Three Pepper Salmon with Lemon Herb Rice and Olive Tomato Relish, is a meal in 45 minutes with colourful citrus rice and a super-fast relish,...

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