Oct 30, 2012

Pork Tenderloin with Berry Wine Sauce


    1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme 
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper 
    1 pork tenderloin (12 oz/375 g)
    1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable or olive oil

    Berry Wine Sauce:
    3/4 cup (175 mL) dry red wine
    1 cup (250 mL) fresh or frozen berries (substitute with a large tbsp of jam) 
    1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar (optional)
    1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind (or a splash of lemon juice)
    1-1/2 (7 mL) tsp cornstarch or flour


Rub thyme, salt and pepper over pork. In large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown pork all over for about 4 minutes.
Transfer to 350°F (180°C) oven; roast for about 30 minutes or until just a hint of pink remains and meat thermometer registers 160°F (70°C). Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Berry Wine Sauce:
Meanwhile, drain any fat from skillet. Pour in wine; bring to boil over high heat, stirring to scrape up brown bits from bottom of pan. Boil over medium-high heat until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
Stir in berries, sugar and lemon rind; return to boil. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons (25 mL) cold water; stir into sauce and simmer just until clear. Pool on 3 warmed dinner plates. Top with slices of pork.

Oct 2, 2012

Sake World - Sake FAQ Menu

Some of you may already know this, but I'm a HUGE Japanese Sake fan...I'm always wanting to learn more about it and I loved this FAQ I stumbled across...give it a read if you're into booze :)

Sake World - Sake FAQ Menu

Sep 10, 2012

Super Fast Beef Stroganoff


  • 1 (8 ounce) package egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can fat free condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the egg noodles according to package directions and set aside.
  2. In a separate large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Drain the fat and add the soup and garlic powder. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and combine the meat mixture with the egg noodles. Add the sour cream, stirring well, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

*Mina's Note/Suggestions*

- Add a beef boulion cube or 1 cup of broth
- 1 whole onion and fresh garlic instead of garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce to taste
- I like to add some frozen green peas for color and some added veggie
- if you don't have sour cream, substitute with cream cheese or even cream 

Happy Eating <3

Jul 27, 2012

Afternoon snack

Strange I know, a big bowl of roasted cauliflower. But its delicious and so much better than a bag of chips


Jul 16, 2012

Todays lunch

A big kale salad and oven baked talapia

Ingredients :

- fish of your choice (salmon, talapia, sole, haddock, etc)
- salt and pepper to taste
- dill weed (fresh of dried)
- lemon juice
- and chili powder (optional)
- olive oil


1. Start preheating your oven to 375F while you get a piece of aluminum foil to create a little tent.

2. Place your fish in the center of the foil and lightly drizzle with olive oil and lemon. Season your fish to your taste with mentioned spices

3. wrap the foil around the fish creating a "tent" and seal all the edges as to not let the steam that will be created out.

4. Put it in the oven for 25 mins or so. Once you start smelling it then wait an additional 10 mins.

5. Open carefully!! The steam will all come out and its hot as hell...

6. Enjoy! :)

Happy Eating! <3


Jul 7, 2012

No Bake Skinny Cheesecake

Skinny Cheesecake? And no-bake?

Yes my friends, such a think exists, and its marvellous. It's light, tangy, and simply guilt free :)

  • 8 oz whipped topping 
  • 1 Block 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese
  • 9 inch reduced fat Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

    In a large bowl, whip cream cheese, lemon and sugar for a few minutes until fluffy.Add whipped topping and whip until smooth. Spoon mixture into pie crust and chill for a few hours, until firm.

    Servings: 8 • Size: 1 piece • Calories: 239

    Happy Eating <3