Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pow Chicken‘Tis the season…for comfort food! Everyone loves Kung Pao Chicken at a restaurant, but this recipe is a super easy and delicious at-home version made in the slow cooker. Scroll down for more pictures, hope you enjoy!

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Broccoli, Cheddar & Goat Cheese Quiche

Broccoli, Cheddar & Goat Cheese QuicheI’m a baker first and a cook second. I grew up with flour and butter, and will always feel more comfortable working with them than meat and vegetables. The great thing about a quiche is that satisfies my inner baker while helping my inner cook make dinner! It does take time, since you need to make the crust, but it’s definitely worth it. Scroll down for more pictures, hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Ricotta Gnocchi with Greens and Cream

Ricotta Gnocchi with Creamy GreensI love gnocchi, it’s my favourite pasta. Years ago, I ate my way through Italy and had to have gnocchi every single day; if I didn’t have it at lunch, I had to have it for dinner. There was a bit of a disaster a few years ago when I tried to make gnocchi from scratch, but when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try again. The gnocchi and the sauce are delicious, but I also use this recipe just for the gnocchi and switch up the saucy component. Hope you enjoy!
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Baked Chicken Shawarma

Baked Chicken ShawarmaI love Middle Eastern food!  Give me falafel, shawarma, hummus, anything, and I’m a very happy camper. While lots of the side dishes can be made at home, many of my favourites require frying or special equipment, so I was very excited when I came across this recipe. I kept it simple and put hummus, cucumbers, and tomatoes in a multigrain pita with the shawarma, but you can throw in anything. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Tilapia Tacos with a Twist!

Tilapia TacoI’ve been craving fish tacos, but I don’t deep-fry anything myself because if I do it once (and it turns out well) then I’m definitely going to do it again, and that’s not good for my attempts at eating well, so I leave the frying up to the professionals! I found a great pan-seared fish taco recipe with a twist, it’s got a an awesome avocado, arugula and mango ‘salsa’. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Easy Pea-sy Soup

Spinach and Pea soup close upSoup is the perfect solution to the weather getting cooler, especially if you have the good fortune, like myself, to catch a cold that also comes with this time of year. So I’ve said it before, I’m not good with vegetables and am constantly working on adding more to my approved list, and this soup makes me want to eat peas all the time! The spices really set it off, it’s good for you, and it’s quick and easy to make (I couldn’t help myself with the title). I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Continue reading

Ricotta, Kale, and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Plated Ricotta, Kale, and Spinach Stuffed ShellsI saw a picture of these online and instantly knew I had to make them, possibly because the image was tagged as Food Porn and they looked worthy of the title. I used my family as guinea pigs, and my mom was happy that it was a way to get us to eat kale, which is great for you but not everyone’s favourite. They were fun to make, though a little messy to fill with spoons (I would suggest a Ziplock piping bag rig). My photos aren’t as good as the post I saw, but they tasted great! Continue reading