‘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!
Avocado, Grapefruit & Pistachio Salad
As you probably know, I prefer fruits to vegetables, so this is a great salad to me! It’s an easy and versatile recipe that would pair well with many mains. The grapefruit really brightens it up, and the pistachios provide a great nutty texture. Scroll down for pictures, hope you enjoy! Continue reading
Coleslaw goes hand-in-hand with barbecues, so this is the perfect time of year to share this recipe – especially with this being a long weekend! This coleslaw is tangy and creamy, and the longer you let it sit, the better it gets. Hope you enjoy!
Kale Caesar Salad
I don’t often post salads, so when I do you know it’s good! I got a sneak peak of some recipes of dishes that will be at Taste of Toronto this week, and this one stood out. I tweaked it just a bit to better suit the home cook. It is a great, garlicky Caesar salad with a twist that will make you want seconds. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading
Broccoli, Cheddar & Goat Cheese Quiche
I’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
Kale, Feta & Quinoa Salad
Spring has sprung and so had salad season! Well, not that salad has a season, but I find that when Spring comes I’m just more excited about vegetables and salads (as excited as I can be about them, salads have nothing on cookies). This is a great salad, it’s got the right combination of flavours and textures, and makes very tasty leftovers. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading
Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat Recipe
I’m a ‘carbivore’ (yes I made that word up), I love carbs and will eat them any way possible. So when I found this recipe that claimed to be as good as the restaurant version, I had to try it – and I’m glad I did! Bread can be tricky to make, but this recipe creates a fluffy and versatile breadstick that is definitely worth your time. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading
Ricotta Gnocchi with Greens and Cream
I 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!
Blueberry Lemon Brûlée Tart
This tart is all about pairs – lemon and blueberry are perfect partners, and the crunchy top from the brûléed sugar balances out the buttery crust. It takes time, but it’s a perfect dessert to bring out and wow your dinner guests. Hope you enjoy!
By the way, new year, new look! What do you think?
A Guide to Aromatics: A Cultural Flavours Food Infographic
I saw this inforaphic and had to share it! Aromatics are the building blocks of most dishes and there are so many unique yet specific ones around the globe for each culture and their respective cuisines. It is really interesting (and helpful!) to see some of them laid out like this. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading