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Let's Make Tomato Sauce!
Link prepares a basic Tomato Sauce perfect for lasagna, pizza, and of course, spaghetti! But as he brings the heat up to get the sauce to a boil, Link discovers…
Let's Make Pancakes
Link prepares Apple Oatmeal Pancakes, using the leavening power of baking powder. A bonus round science experiment with Gastro Bob shows just how baking powder works in generating fluffy light…
Let's Make Bread
Bread is just as fun to eat, as it is to make, as Link shows in today's episode. Keen to prove the rising power of yeast, powerful enough to lift…
Let's Make Devilled Eggs
Devilled eggs are hardboiled eggs for which the yolk is combined with mayonnaise and seasonings. But when Link discovers an eggs he's boiled has developed a green ring around the…
Let's Make Chicken Fingers
No salmonella is coming for dinner tonight, as Link demonstrates some basic kitchen hygiene while preparing crunchy oven-baked Chicken Fingers. The key is washing his hands before and after handling…
Let's Make Sushi
Sushi is a popular meal comprised of seaweed rolled up around fillings such as fresh vegetables and rice. Link discovers why he needs to use a sticky, short-grain rice to…
Let's Make Pickles
Link prepares two pickle recipes today: Quick Dill Pickles and Quick Carrot Pickles. Most people think pickles are a vegetable, but they're actually a process, as Link demonstrates how to…
Let's Make Fish Tacos
Sportscaster Chip Dippington is impressed by Link's tag-team recipes of crunchy taco shells made from store-bought tortillas and a delicious fish filling. Indeed, Link shows how to create a light…
Let's Make Minestone Soup
Link has the perfect plan to make use of his star noodles and loads of healthy veggies. A Minestrone soup! But he can't figure out why some of the vegetables…
Let's Make Chocolate Zucchini Loaf
Link is okay with veggies for dessert and the delicious proof will be delivered in a super moist, chocolate-y zucchini loaf. I.Q. gives the botany scoop that the zucchini used…
Let's Make Granola and Granola Bars
Link attempts a first in the GastroBlast kitchen: making two recipes using the same ingredients. What differs between the Granola and Granola Bars are the methods. For the granola, clumps…
Let's Make Empanadas
Link discovers the tricks behind making a perfectly flaky homemade pastry to encase his ground beef empanada filling. With some tips from I.Q., Link realizes that a successful pastry is…
Let's Make Mango Mousse
Link prepares a Mango Mousse, and is amazed by how just a little bit of unflavoured gelatin can help transform liquid ingredients into something frothy and creamy. Sportscaster Chip is…
Let's Make Sloppy Joes
Link presents a vegetarian version of this family favourite, using tofu instead of meat. Captain Cook has never heard of tofu in all his travels across the seven seas. Tofu…
Let's Make Buttermilk Biscuits
The only biscuits Captain Cook knows about are the hard, hockey puck-like sea biscuits that last for months of sea travel. Fortunately, Link has a recipe and some sure-fire techniques…
Let's Make Chicken Pot Pie
Link takes great care in making a lovely sauce and filling for Chicken Pot Pie, showing that pies can also be savoury, instead of sweet. But he learns an important…
Let's Make French Onion Soup
Delicious French Onion Soup is today's appealing recipe, but requires a lot of onions to be chopped before they're caramelized to a sweet golden brown. And Link's eyes are tear-filled…
Let's Make Guacamole
Captain Cook doesn't know what to do with his treasure chest full of hard, green, unripe avocados, but Link has an idea for a tasty, fresh dip: guacamole, served with…
Let's Make Veggie Lasagna
A Vegetable Lasagna is on today's menu, but first Link makes his own ricotta cheese. Using everyday ingredients: milk, cream, salt and lemon juice, along with some heat and time,…
Let's Make Lemon Meringue Pie
On the menu today is Lemon Meringue Pie, a sweet and tangy favourite, made simpler through the use of an already prepared graham cracker crust from the store. Of course…
Let's Make Macaroni and Cheese
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese starts with the sauce. Link demonstrates making a roux, which is a cooked mixture of butter and flour that is the foundation of the tasty cheese…
Let's Make Pizza
A sure-fire favourite, homemade Pizza can be adapted to taste by adding our desired toppings, with ingredients found in the kitchen. Link has an unexpected problem though: the cold dough…
Let's Make Tossed Salad
Link has a bounty of crisp salad greens so offers GastroBlasters recipes for a simple vinaigrette, a soya sauce vinaigrette, and a creamy ranch dressing. But some greens that Link…
Let's Make Strawberry Shortcake
Link has some freshly baked buttermilk biscuits and comes up with an idea to dress them up with a fresh strawberry filling and freshly whipped cream. He'll make Strawberry Shortcake!…
Let's Make Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Not all potatoes are the same, as Link discovers. In fact, some potatoes are better suited for boiling and potato salads, while other varieties are the right choice for Stuffed…
Let's Make Tzatziki
Link has a great recipe for Tzatziki, a Greek-style dip containing yogurt and cucumbers. When he discovers that he doesn't have enough yogurt, Link makes lemonade out of lemons --…

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