Tag Archive | Sriracha

5 things that you will always find in my fridge

If you come over to my house anytime and open the fridge you are always going to find the following:

1. Mixed Leafy Greens/Legumes (kale, baby spinach, Broccoli etc..)

2. Beets

3. Huge condiments and sauce collection including my beloved Sriracha, mustard collection and Maple Syrup

4. Beer

5. Egg



What's in your fridge?

What’s in your fridge?

Guilty Pleasure: Condiments!

Guilty Pleasure: Condiments!

*Other usual staples include: cured meat and cheese!




What’s in your fridge? I’d love to hear all about your staples!

Eat Well

Be Happy

Laugh Loudly

xo Lisa


My love affair with Sriracha

I often use sriracha in my cooking and i have to confess it goes on as a condiment for nearly everything. I first discovered this delicious and spicy ketchup like sauce (don’t let the look of it deceive you!) about 8 years ago. I can’t remember the why or the how but I do know that’s about the time I started getting a lot more adventurous with my meals.

Anyway this afternoon, I was sitting at a restaurant in China Town when I started to think about all the things that you can do and make with sriracha. My secret combo is an olive oil, maple syrup, lemon juice and sriracha mix; Incredible as a marinade or even a salad dressing.

Here’s my challenge: Send me your favorite ways to use sriracha and i will post them on this site and use them in my own foodventures! I cannot wait to discover some new ideas with my cannot live without condiment.

xo Lisa



Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Whenever I am hosting an event someone usually requests THIS delicious appetizer. It is always well received and is seriously addictive. Last night, i celebrated my dear friends K2’s bachelorette soiree and the night started off with a cocktail party. This was one of the dishes that was served.

Ingredients List:

  • 2 8oz cans of water chestnuts
  • 1 package of bacon
  • 1/3 cup of Soya Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp of Sriracha Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 package of Toothpicks

*Click on the picture for a step by step explanation of how to make Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Thanks to Henry and Adam for hosting the cocktail portion of the evening! Such a huge success! I cannot wait for the wedding woooot woooot only 2 or so weeks away.

Thanks for reading!

xo Lisa

Not so Fried, Fried Chicken

For a light alternative to fried chicken try this fluffy, crunchy and mouthwateringly moist breaded chicken recipe. The panko crust imitates the crunchiness of fried chicken and the sour cream ensures the moistness without the fat and grease.  You can spruce this up and serve it anywhich way but i have just included my basic recipe.

Ingredients List:

  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of Panko Crumbs
  • 1  1/2tbsp of Sriracha
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 boneless chicken breast

****click on the picture for a more info about how to make your own Panko Chicken!

There are so many alternatives to this recipe, it’s really a matter of what you like and what you have handy in your fridge. I often use light sour cream or plain yogurt as an even healthy alternative but you can easily substitute those options with mayo. As i mentioned in the photo blog, you can make this recipe without the fire of sriracha and it will be just as delicious. The panko crumbs are more or less flavourless but you could mix them with herbs, pepper, salt anything really before coating your chicken.

I hope that you are enjoying this warm and sunny day. I love hearing from you so send me a line with your questions, ideas, recipes, foodventures and I will be sure to post about it!  You can find me at foodventuresandotherstories@gmail.com Finally, you can subscribe by following the steps in the upper right hand corner of your screen and get all the latest foodventures straight to your inbox!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

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Better than Chinatown Chow Mein

Toronto was covered in a blanket of snow overnight and looks beautiful from the window of my downtown condo. I’m in the mood to order in chinese and I’m feeling a little tickle in the back of my throat. All I want is something delicious and comforting to enjoy while getting cozy on the couch with a class of vino and a movie. So here’s my twist on Beef Chow Mein.  Seriously, it will take you as long to make this dish as it would to get it delivered and this is a much healthier and tasty option!

Ingredients List:

  • 1/3 cup of rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Fresh grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (about half a lemon)
  • 1/2 tbsp Sriracha sauce (my favorite condiment! yummy!)
  • 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of Honey
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 portobello mushroom
  • 4 stalks celery
  • handful of baby carrots
  • half of a small red pepper
  • half a head of broccoli ( i used a little leftover cauliflower as well)
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 steak (marinating steak or skirt steak will work perfectly)
  • 2 portions of  Rooster Brand instant noodles (any chow mein noodle will do)

Serves 2

**click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make Beef Chow Mein.


Happy Saturday! Enjoy the snow… ( i wish i had a backyard to make snow angels!)

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

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