Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie will live up to its promise. In true UnChef fashion, we are not going to give you a complete recipe for our Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie, there are too many other places you can go to get one. Rather, we are going to show you how we took a basic recipe …

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Grilled Pork Chop with Red Cabbage and tomato cucumber salad!

No matter what the time of year, pork chop always goes down well. In the summer, of course, the barbecue is the favoured method of preparing it. However, whenever the weather is inclement, we need a suitable alternative. Of course, one could fry or grill it but both methods tend to be a little messy …

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The Art of Cooking: Perhaps my peach pancake needed a recipe?

Fluffy Peach Pancake

Many years ago now, Dorothy (my wife),  stumbled upon a recipe for Fluffy Peach Pancake that became a perennial breakfast favourite. If you have followed our blog(s) for any length of time, you will know that one of the major differences in Dorothy’s and my own style of cooking is that 90%+ of the time, …

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The Art of Cooking Sardines on the Barbecue!

On a recent trip to France, I was once again forced to move out of my comfort zone and try something completely different: Barbecued Sardines. As a child, I grew up eating sardines on a regular basis but they always came out of a can and were generally packed in oil. Although they are clearly …

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Traditional English Roast Dinner: who said the British can’t cook?

The British are often derided internationally for their supposed lack of culinary skills. And yet, the fabled Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding Sunday dinner is famous world-wide! You probably won’t find many recipes in high-end cookbooks for this particular meal because it is one of those that is handed down from generation to generation and …

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Shish Kebabs – An easy way to impress

The Art of Cooking without Recipes sometimes dictates that simpler can sometimes be better. There aren’t many meals that you can prepare that are simpler and easy than kebabs. You simply choose your favourite foods, prepare and cut them into bite-sized pieces, shove them on a skewer and cook them. Of course, as with most …

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Rhubarb Oatmeal Muffins Un-Chef Style

Part of learning the art of cooking without recipes is accepting the fact that trying out new recipes for the first time will not always produce the results you expect. There are two perennial breakfast favourites in the Wallace household: Quaker Oatmeal muffins (yes the ones from the package) and Dorothy’s Rhubarb muffins made from …

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Fruit-filled crêpes make an easy, filling and nutritious breakfast

On a recent trip to Europe, we dropped in on old friends, Marius and Andreea from Ottawa, currently living in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Marius has long been an ardent Un-Chef supporter and is responsible for  widening our vocabulary to include the term ‘exploding vegetables’ 😉 On the morning after our arrival, Marius offered to make us fresh fruit crêpes for breakfast …

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Easy Salad Days of Summer – Easy Chicken Salad

Recently, we posted our un-recipe for Easy Bean Salad. That was a dish that really fits with our theme of cooking without recipes. In fact, you can prepare it without cooking! Today’s dish fits into the same category if you following our guidelines to the letter. We call this Easy Chicken Salad because it couldn’t …

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Easy Salad Days of Summer – Easy Bean Salad

I know that summer is almost over at this point but we can still take advantage of the last few vestiges of the season. For example, tomatoes are ripening on the vine faster than we can eat them, so salads are a great way of using them (as well as chili and spaghetti sauce which …

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Cooking without recipes is easier than you think.

None of us were born knowing how to cook. Most of us did not learn cooking by simply reading and following recipes. There are really only 3 principal ways that we learn how to cook: 1. By watching someone else and following their example. 2. By winging it, making it up as we go along …

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The Frugal Cook – Cooking Without Breaking the Bank

Frugal Cooking

The Frugal Cook – Cooking Without Spending More Article by Carolyn Anderson Cooking is an interesting hobby and it does not have to be expensive. Of course, you can still make healthy recipes without spending more. You can be the frugal cook but someone who will not compromise a healthy recipe simply to honour the …

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Waste time hunting or learn to cook without recipes

We have all had the experience of wanting to recreate a special dish that we have never made ourselves before. Most of us will set out on a wild goose chase. Like a rat stuck in a maze we will frantically hunt down a recipe. There are two potential solutions to this problem. The first …

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