Try these gourmet recipes that are quick and easy. We love using our specialty foods at Cupper’s Coffee & Tea.
If you’re looking for easy gourmet food recipes, this is a great start. We’ve compiled our top recipes with gourmet ingredients that we source close to us. Local is good! Come on down to our specialty food store for everything you need to make your gourmet dinner tonight.
We know that it can be hard to decide what to cook for a dinner party or family gathering. So we’ve put together our favourite, simple gourmet recipes in one easy location. We also considered your time as valuable. If you have limited time these recipes are perfect for you. We curated this list to include only recipes that take under 30 minutes. Now you don’t have to sacrifice quality because of a busy schedule. We all know that a well cooked dinner can turn a crappy day around.
These recipes are also scalable. In other words, you can make these meals for yourself, or for your whole family. These dishes will turn your house into a five-star restaurant. All you need to do is follow along. Besides, cooking at home can also save you money. Eating out is expensive, but making the same dishes at home can be an easy, enjoyable experience. Enjoy gourmet food for less with these simple plates.
We like to be as inclusive as possible in our cooking. Gourmet meals are for sharing, but you want to make sure they work for everyone. For this reason we have marked all the #Vegan and #Vegetarian recipes.
Quick and Easy Spicy Pasta Salad
Do you enjoy a creamy pasta salad, but find the usual recipes to not be spicy enough? Never before has the perfect pasta salad recipe been so readily available. Try infusing your recipe with Saltspring Kitchen’s Morita + Espresso + Chipotle Hot Sauce. This spicy take on the classic side dish will put a smile on the face of all the guests at your next BBQ. Try adding some grilled chicken or shrimp for an extra kick of protein. Make this recipe your own by substituting the vegetables we used with your own favorites.
The preparation time on this dish is under 30 minutes. You’ll have plenty of time after work to make this salad before heading out to fight crime as a caped crusader.
Looking for a vegan version of this recipe? Substitute the feta here with thisVegan Feta Substitute.#Vegetarian #Vegan
Soup has long been a go-to food in many households during the winter. If you are looking for a cheery new take on regular chicken noodle soup, this easy gourmet recipe is for you. The creamy coconut base balances well with the bright citrusy notes from the lemon.
Did you know 58% of food produced in Canada every year gets thrown away? Do your part to reduce food waste by using your leftover chicken in this soup recipe. It’s a delicious way to be sustainable in the kitchen.
We like to use Pacific Barista Milks in our soup recipes. The fats and sugars in this milk are excellent for drinks, but also for baking. The very same milk that makes your amazing Coconut Milk Latte is the secret ingredient to this soup.
Looking to make this a vegan recipe? Swap the chicken broth for some veggie broth and skip the cooked meat. For a vegan version that has lots of protein, we like to substitute chickpeas for the chicken.
This amazing recipe is from Saltspring Kitchens. We love, love, love their jams and sauces. This soup gets it’s boost from using their Tandoori Chutney. Hold on to your hat while you eat this soup, it has punch. There’s lots of big flavour here balanced with the subtle warmth of a good butternut squash.
Butternut Squashes are a delicious seasonal vegetable. They are an excellent veggie to buy in the fall and winter as they last for a couple of months if kept cool. They have a similar flavour to a pumpkin, but tend to be a bit nuttier. For this reason we really love them in a creamy soup. Paired with Saltspring Kitchen Tandoori Chutney, this easy gourmet recipe is the bee’s knees.
Best of all this recipe is completely vegetarian and vegan friendly. Make sure to share this recipe with all your vegan friends! #Vegan #Vegetarian
When you try this recipe at home make sure to share pictures with us on social media #CuppersAtHome
So, did you try our Preserved Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe? Would you like another stunning way to use preserved citrus fruit? Our friends at Belberry published an amazing Salmon Tatin recipe that can’t be beat, using Belberry Andalusian Pickled Oranges.
A Tatin is a type of tart, popularized in France. It’s typical to make it with fruits and sugar as a sweet dessert. This take on the recipe asks you to fill a puff pastry with preserved oranges and cooked salmon. Instead of being a dessert, this is now your main course.
Belberry has been creating gourmet ingredients since 1956. They produce quality foods that we fully appreciate. They’re perfect to use in our easy gourmet recipes. We stock a wide variety of Belberry products for you to browse.
For a vegan option try making this with our Vegan Smoked “Salmon” Recipe, found below. #Vegan #Vegetarian
Make sure to tag #CuppersAtHome when you post pictures of your amazing Tatin on social media.
If you’re going vegan, vegetarian or cutting down on meat in your diet, you don’t have to give up great flavours. This is a recipe for a smoked salmon alternative for vegetarian or vegan diets. Enjoy gourmet salmon recipes with this sweet maple smoked recipe made from carrots. This works well on a bagels or even add into sushi rolls. It’s a good substitute for regular salmon in our Salmon Tatin, featured above.
The seasonings in this easy gourmet recipe are from Saltwest Seasonings. They make hand-harvested salts from natural occurring salt deposits on Vancouver Island. Their seasonings have been a staple at Cupper’s for a long time!
You need to give the carrots time to marinade overnight for the best flavour and texture, but the cooking time is brief. Try the Carrot Lox in all your favourite salmon recipes. #vegan #vegetarian
Did you know that there is a scale for measuring the spiciness of a pepper? It’s known as the Scoville Scale. The pepper notes in this spread come from jalapeno peppers. Jalapenos rank low on the Scoville scale, meaning a wide variety of people can enjoy them.
Vegetarian or vegan, but missing flavourful, chewy meatiness? We have the recipes for you. This Vegan Citrus Pepper Stir Fry has everything you crave.
For meat-free options, make this easy gourmet recipe with seitan. Seitan is a broth-boiled gluten dough that has the basic texture and flavour of meats. If you’ve ever eaten a meaty vegan dish, it’s possible you’ve had seitan. It’s a staple substitute in many vegan/vegetarian recipes. You can even tailor the broth it’s cooked in to make it more like chicken, pork, or beef. Find seitan at specialty food stores, or you can make your own with these simple instructions.
To balance the seitan, we use our Belberry Sicilian Mandarin Vinegar in this recipe. It’s an amazing choice if you are looking for a sweet orange vinegar. This recipe featuring seitan and Belberry vinegar is a huge crowd pleaser.
Potatoes can be very bland by themselves. This recipe spices them up in a fun and easy way. We perked up mashed potatoes with Orange Crate’s Spinach & Onion Dip for a super-easy, tasty side. We’ve been making potatoes this way for years and it’s always been a big hit. No one can resist these creamy and delicious potatoes. Not even the pickiest eater on our staff!
Do you know that potatoes are super good for you? They are very high in fibre. They also are full of electrolytes like potassium and magnesium. Potatoes have even more potassium than a banana! Potatoes are a good source of calcium and folic acid. One potato also contains around 6 grams of protein, not to mention the complex carbs. A potato is almost the perfect food, especially for all the endurance athletes that we have on our staff.
Kale chips are a favourite snack around Cupper’s. We have tried many recipes to find this one. It works the best and is a nice snack that even kids will enjoy. We use a mix of spices from Saltwest Seasoning that have Portuguese inspiration.
Kale is a cruciferous vegetable. It shares relatives with broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, bok choy, and radishes. Who knew? Now you do!
We got this recipe from a vegan who loves us, and we love her. She has put her stamp of approval on this recipe as being vegan and vegetarian friendly. In fact, she makes these kale chips all the time.
Are you ready to step-up movie night at your house? This Toasted Coconut Kettle Corn will be the talk of your friend group. Gourmet popcorn will make your movie night so fancy you’ll think you should be watching an opera.
Our favourite popcorn is the Fireworks Heirloom Popcorns. There are several different varieties to choose from. They’re all GMO free and vegan as well! These popcorns are grown from non-modified seeds. The flavours are the same as the popcorn your grandparents ate. It’s quite different from the popcorn we know today. And if you’re going for the old-fashioned popcorn style, it’s best to use proper old-fashioned popcorn kernels!