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Pasta for Italians only!

Happy Monday great foodie friends!

It has been far too long since my last blog post!

This dish is a classic and tasty flavor pow for all who like a little kick of spice.

This dish is one that I have loved for years from a favorite restaurant of mine. Quattro’s or Gusto Di Quattro now.

The dish is known as Spaghetti for Italians only. I used fresh linguine but either Will work.

What you need:

1/2 cup of good olive oil

1 lb Ground Chicken (I like dark meat- so much more flavor!)

2 minced garlic cloves

2 tsp of chili peppers

Salt to taste

4 oz Black beans or black turtle beans

1 tsp of Italian parsley funky chopped

1 cup of tomato sauce – ours was chicken based.

Parmigiano cheese to serve with

What you will do:

Heat up the oil on medium high heat & then add the chicken and start to brown.

At the same time heat up your pasta water and make sure to salt the water! The fresh pasta cools quickly, approx 6-8 mins.

Add in the salt, garlic, parsley and chili flakes and stir to incorporate

Then add in the tomato sauce & stir. Cook for another 5 mins on medium low to blend all the flavors.

Now top with your fresh grated parmigiano cheese (to love cheese is to love life for me!)

This pasta is also great to make your own- you can adjust your spice level or garlic to your liking.

You gotta try this!

Chicken Sorpresa (surprise)

Happy Monday great food lovers!

In my ever endeavor to keep creativity and experiment for new flavors……
My new Chicken Sorpresa (Italian word for Surprise)

This truly was a flavor explosion maybe will become part of a new E-Cookbook that I am currently thinking about?

game day food?

fun food?
all of the above

They tasted great and still are a work in progress as all great recipes need to keep being tweaked in initial stages.

What I always look for is that first bite and if it gets a smile! My son did and went right away for another bite!

I love creating a dish and making it your own. Of course there are many great recipes available at your finger tips but what I truly try and do is make it my own and expand the flavor, textures and profiles of the tasty and mouthwatering morsels.

Let me know what you think!?


These delectable bites are fresh chicken bites with a surprise in the middle. Sweet heat and Panko coated stuffed with proccuito and blue cheese.
The chicken is pre-seasoned in a blue cheese with ancho chili and sweet chipotle sauce/hot sauce.
I will be making them smaller to be bite sized in the coming days and trying mozzarella in place of gorgonzola.
The flavor profiles were great so the tweaks will be little as I will just try the milder cheese for those who aren’t crazy about blue cheese.
See in the picture with the bite on the left the cheese oozing out…. yum

Have a great day and let me know your feedback!
Is there something you want to see? If so, drop me an email and just ask!

Butter chicken, Paolo rice and Garlic naan

Happy Tuesday great food lovers!

Every so often change up your flavors and try something a little different….
Butter Chicken and paolo rice>;; with Garlic naan bread.

The butter chicken was packed with mouthwatering flavor and perfectly paired with the Paolo rice.


Butter chicken (or murgh makhani) is part of Indian cuisine and Pakistani cuisine, popular in countries all over the world. The origins of butter chicken can be traced back to a Punjab region. Butter chicken is regarded to have been first introduced by Simon Mahli Chahal in Mareelun, Delhi. Butter chicken is usually served with naan, roti, parathas, roomali roti or steamed rice. It should not be confused with chicken tikka masala, a similarly coloured Indian chicken dish that originated among the South Asian diaspora in the United Kingdom.

top this off with garlic naan(Indian flat bread)
And you will be craving these flavors for time to come. Dip your garlic naan in the butter chicken and complex heartwarming flavors pop in your both an make your taste buds scream for more!
Where do you find these delectable flavors?
Well that’s easy really, check @urbanspoon for great restaurants in your area. Look up some great recipes up on @foodnetwork or @foodnetworkca or look for Chef Vikram Vij’s pre-packaged products on their food truck or at great quality grocery stores around Vancouver lower mainland.
Vijs prepared foods link click here

You Gotta try this!