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The chef’s favourite with Constance: week of April 14th


The chef’s favourite with Constance: week of April 14th


4 min

It’s always a pleasure to meet you again for a new edition of our weekly series Chef’s Favorites. Every week, I browse through the delights offered by Cook it to find three recipes that caught my eye. Whether you’re looking for meal ideas or simply curious to discover new flavors, this article is for you. 

The week of April 14th brings you recipes that are both delicious and easy to make. We’ll delight our taste buds with dishes that warm the heart and are a pure delight to share with family or friends. Without further ado, let’s dive into the flavourful universe of this week and explore these recipes that will tantalize your taste buds.

Grilled Chicken Salad with fennel and orange

While the first signs of spring are in the air, my barbecue has been active for a few weeks already. To fully embrace this season, there’s nothing quite like a delicious grilled chicken salad. This simple and refreshing recipe is a burst of flavors. Picture juicy and tender chicken, lightly grilled on the barbecue for an extra touch of smoke and flavor. Paired with crunchy fennel, juicy orange, aromatic dill, and fresh mint, each bite of this salad is a true symphony of tastes and textures. And what about the arugula adding a hint of spice and the honey vinaigrette subtly sweetening the mix? This grilled chicken salad with fennel and orange is a real delight for the senses, perfect for a sunny day outdoors or a light meal with friends.

Chinese BBQ Pork with chow mein noodles and chinese broccoli

Dive into the rich and aromatic flavors of Chinese-style BBQ pork tenderloin served with ramen noodles and Chinese broccoli. This recipe is a symphony of bold and vibrant tastes that will tantalize your taste buds. The pork tenderloin is marinated in a homemade BBQ sauce infused with fragrant Chinese five-spice, one of my favorite spice blends for Asian cuisine. What sets this dish apart is the addition of Chinese broccoli, adding a delightful touch of freshness and crunch. As a lover of green vegetables, I particularly enjoy the unique flavor and texture of Chinese broccoli, making it a standout element in this dish. 

Pulled Tofu Sloppy Joe with creamy cabbage, pickles and steak spices roasted potatoes 

During this themed burger week, immerse yourself in a vegetarian gastronomic experience with our Shredded Tofu Sloppy Joe, accompanied by a creamy coleslaw, pickles, and steak-spiced roasted potatoes. This recipe is a true explosion of flavors and textures that will delight the taste buds of the whole family. The key ingredient of this gourmet creation is tofu, finely grated and cooked with onions and carrots, then mixed in a delicious barbecue sauce. To add a touch of freshness and crunchiness, each burger is topped with a generous portion of red cabbage coleslaw and dill pickles. And to complete this feast, the potatoes are roasted with steak spices, adding an explosion of flavors and robustness to each bite. 

After making my weekly selection, it’s time to take a look in the Pantry. Stay tuned because you’ll find plenty of promotions during the spring season. This week, let’s take a tour of the Beverage section. Here’s my selection among my favorite available items:

  • Strawberry Lemonade by Loop on promotion for $3.62 (regular price $4.24)
  • Tango Super Carrot Juice by Dose on promotion for $5.50 (regular price $5.99)
  • Organic Raspberry Watermelon Energizing Drink by OOYA on promotion for $3.14 (regular price $3.60)

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy these special offers on your favorite beverages.

Constance Tassé-Gagnon

Deputy Director of Product and Partnerships

Constance, a true culinary globetrotter, always on the lookout for the latest gastronomic trends. With 15 years of experience as a cook and pastry chef in Montreal’s gourmet restaurants, she excels in the art of dining and is always ready to host a memorable gathering. Her heart belongs to traditional Quebec cuisine, but her soul tirelessly explores flavors from around the world. Follow her for invaluable culinary tips and extraordinary taste discoveries that will make your next event an absolute success!