Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
So, the awesome “Love Your Lentils” contest for a chance to spend a day with Chef Michael Smith is now over, and chances are very likely that someone else will be dining alongside one of my favourite chefs :(
(I’m not bitter. Well, maybe just a little.)
The winner will be announced next Wednesday, June 13th – so if you took the time to vote, the best of luck to you!
In the meantime, I want to talk about the awesomeness that is Chef Michael Smith. Did you know that Michael, Canada’s best-known chef and winner of the James Beard Award for Cooking Show Excellence, was actually born in New York? Insane! In addition to his fresh, contemporary approach to cooking, I’ve always associated Chef Smith with PEI due to his intense focus on regionalism and the foods of the province.
In fact, his very first cookbook – Open Kitchen, Michael Smith invites you to spend the day with him in his kitchen at The Inn at Bay Fortune in PEI to learn all of his cooking secrets. So it’s no surprise that across the nation, we Canucks have embraced him as a master of Canadian cookery – and revel in his recipes, tips and techniques.
I recently received Chef Smith’s latest cookbook to enjoy – Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen: 100 of My Favourite Easy Recipes.
“Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen is a fabulous new collection of Michael’s all-time favourite recipes that he regularly cooks at home. Simple, easy to make and packed with tips, all you have to do is follow the instructions and you will be making the best version of the recipe that Chef Michael Smith creates consistently in his own kitchen.”
HELLO! This cookbook totally rocks. In addition to drool-worth dishes such as Oatmeal Crusted French Toast, Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs and Sausage Sage Bread Pudding, Chef Smith also pays homage to – you guessed it – LENTILS!
Above: (1) Bacon Lentil Salad with Arugula and Tarragon Mustard Dressing; (2) Lentil Stew with 40 Garlic Cloves
I haven’t had a chance to make any of the dishes yet, but I kid you not when I say that my husband, my mother and I all fought over looking through the cookbook when it first arrived – and we’ve all marked off our “must-try” recipes, including the Lentil Stew with 40 Garlic Cloves.
I have TWO (2) copies of Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen (value $32.00 each) to give away to two lucky readers! To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck every one!
The Penne with Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sauce is calling my name…. yum!
Shannon @ Polish and Sugar
Pan-Roasted Pork Chops with Rosemary Applesauce!
I’m liking the Grilled Chicken and Pepper Salad!
The cinnamon rolls look delightful!
Grilled apple pizza
Tandoori Chicken! Yum!
Steve @ Grocery Alerts
Grilled Apple Pizza – big pizza fan!
Lobster a la Rachel sounds delicious!
Lobster a la Rachel !
Barley Risotto with Bacon sounds yummy! Anything with bacon is a winner IMOH :)
lovely contest lentils are an important part of the diet
Oh, the White Fish Provencial and the Greens Three Sesame look amazing!
Roasted potato bacon salad… mmmm!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Rice Pilaf with almonds and apricots is my favourite.
grilled chicken and pepper salad
I love Chef Michael Smith! That Southwestern Rice looks awesome!
Lentil Stew with 40 Garlic Cloves OMG! and Tandoori Chicken I’m droooooling! A chance to win Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen., count me in please!
having just gone vegetarian, i need to learn more about lentils. this would be awesome!
i want to make the 40 garlic clove stew!
peanut butter and jelly cookies
I’d love to try the Cinnamon Rolls recipe.
Bacon Mac N Cheese, I know, nothing fancy but good ole comfort food.
Peanut Butter & Jam French Toast…it combines two of my favorite foods.
lkish77123 at gmail dot com
peanut butter and jelly cookies – yum!
Originally from the Maritimes – Stew was a regular meal with home made biscuits. My favorite Steakhouse Mushroom Stew *YUM*. Now I’m craving it…..off to the Grocery store, again ! *sigh*
Mmm… Tandoori Chicken! I am so hungry now!
dried tomato hummus with pita crackers
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies look delicious!!
Mmmmmm cinnamon rolls
Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry
The spicy chili recipe looks yummy
They all look delish but Tandoori chicken especially so
The Pork Chops with Ginger Sauce looks yummy!
The Grilled Apple Pizza looks easy to make & yummy too.
Rafflecopter name is Julie G.
spicy chili :)
my husband would love the Roasted potato bacon salad
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
The grilled apple pizza sounds like a great snack!
we love pizza in our house and would love to try the grilled apple pizza
I’d love to make the Spanish Paella with Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage!
Orange Mustard Grilled Pork Tenderloin! YUM!
Everything look so tasty!
The Spanish Paella with shrimp, chicken and sausage looks yummy.
Grilled apple pizza and the spicy chili!
I’m a dessert person, so the creamsicle panna cotta looks super yummy to me!
The Penne with Tomato Bacon Sauce and the Lobster Mac N Cheese both look amazing!
The sweet potato fries with seasoned salt!!
Roast chicken noodle soup
The Whole Grain Rosemary Apple Pie recipe looks good.
Tandoori Chicken for me
Sweet Potato Fries with Seasoned Salt
the Gilled Spple Pizza looks inviting
the Grilled Chicken and Pepper Salad would be great on a hot day
Pan-Roasted Pork Chops with Rosemary Applesauce sounds delicious
Bacon Mac n’ Cheese <= everything is better with bacon!
The Caramel Apple “Flipjack”
I’ll be making the Tandoori Chicken real soon.
I’m thinking the sweet potato fries.
Roasted Potato Bacon Salad looks like a winner.
Chocolate Chip Biscotti. Yum!
Tracy @ Commit to Fit
Hello peanut butter and jelly cookies!
my grandkids would love the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Chief Michael Smith is one of Canada’s great treasures! I love every recipe he creates. Due to dietary (blood sugar) issues, pulses and legumes are in my diet EVERY day so I sincerely appreciate his creative recipes using these valuable sources of complex carbs and fiber. What I love the most about Chief Smith’s recipes is that they’re meant for the real world, using good quality ingredients.
steakhouse mushroom stew looks amazing!
Cinnamon Rolls – great way to start the morning.