We took classic cheesy nachos and gave them a breakfast vibe with scrambled eggs and then took them to the next level with satisfying add-ins including beans and creamy avocado. This is a perfect dinner to share around the table where a bit of mess is to be celebrated. You can also serve it with your favourite salsa.
The key to perfectly custardy scrambled eggs is to start them in a barely warm pan and then gently cook over lower heat. Being too aggressive with the heat and cooking speed is what results in rubbery eggs.
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Pile half the tortilla chips on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle half the cheese, beans, tomatoes, and pickled jalapeno (if using). Create a second layer with the remaining same ingredients. Bake until cheese is completely melted, about 7 minutes.
While nachos are baking, in medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and pepper. To large skillet over medium-low heat, add oil and pour in egg mixture. Let eggs sit for a couple minutes until they start to set and firm up at the edges. Using spatula, begin to pull eggs in from the edges to the middle of the pan. Continue this motion until soft curds form.
Scatter eggs, avocado, green onions, sour cream, and cilantro over nachos. Serve with lime wedges.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this roasted vegetable appetizer platter. High quality ingredients, a variety of textures and colours, fresh herbs, and a flash of lemon make it shine. Not all olive oils and balsamics are created equal Use your good, fruity, cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil to accompany this appetizer platter, since the quality and flavour will shine through. You can use a more neutral and affordable olive oil for roasting the vegetables, if you prefer. As for the balsamic vinegar, use either an aged one that’s thick and sweet, or reduce a young balsamic in a small saucepan until thick, optionally adding a pinch of sugar to sweeten it (see the oyster mushrooms with caramelized parsnips recipe for helpful directions). A store-bought balsamic glaze that’s already been thickened works as well, but check the ingredients for unwanted preservatives and sweeteners.
Spooned over hearty fall greens such as kale or chard, this delicious side dish can also double as a main meal; its flavours absolutely pop with our zesty herb topping. The beets are packed with amazing nutrients, plus they’re delicious served hot, at room temperature, or cold. Add some crunch This dish is a meal in itself. Scatter toasted pine nuts or pecans overtop for some added crunch.
“One of my favourite stir-fry meals is broccoli beef, so when I found myself with several hundred pounds of Yukon Mountain caribou this past fall, I figured a ’bou backstrap would be an excellent game replacement,” says Cosco. “Paired with a side of rice, this quick game meal is ready to go.” Note to those afraid of cranking the heat: “The pan needs to be ripping hot to give an immediate sear,” says Cosco. Take a deep breath, and go for it. What’s backstrap? Backstrap comes from the caribou’s longissimus dorsi, the muscle that runs along the spine. Beef striploin would be a good substitution for the lean meat, says Cosco. The slices should be cut to the classic length of fajita strips, about 1/2 in (1.25 cm) wide.