Dinner

MEATLOAF STUFFED PORTABELLAS

MEATLOAF STUFFED PORTABELLAS

  This recipe can also just be a meatloaf. That’s originally what it was. I made meatloaf for my cousin and put the slices of pancetta all over the top. The result was a moist flavorful meatloaf. We each had a thick slice with veggies […]

PASTA VONGOLE

PASTA VONGOLE

Last summer I went to the Amalfi Coast. The one dish everyone was telling me I had to try was pasta vongle – pasta with clams. I had it a few times when I was there and at one restaurant they added slices of zucchini […]

CHIMICHURRI

CHIMICHURRI

In the summer I like to grill and this is my favourite accompaniment to whatever I’m grilling.  I make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge almost every week during the summer. My favourite is to spoon it over grilled beef […]

MEXICAN TORTILLA PIE

MEXICAN TORTILLA PIE

  No words for how good this is. Easy to assemble and feeds a lot of people. It’s spicy because I’m a spicy girl. So if you’re not into spice, you can use less chili powder and jalapeno. 1 package 10 inch tortillas 1 red […]

CHICKPEA QUINOA SOUP

CHICKPEA QUINOA SOUP

  This veggie soup is hearty and sticks to your bones on a cold winter’s day. I make a lot of soups in the winter and this is one of my go-to lunches. The chickpeas and quinoa go well together. I use a few can […]

BALSAMIC BEETS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

BALSAMIC BEETS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

  Growing up I had beets only one way – bottled with vinegar and onions. I liked them but they weren’t a staple for me. That’s until I went to Argentina, and that is when my love affair with beets started. How we use peas […]

RADICCHIO SALAD

RADICCHIO SALAD

  I went to this restaurant in liberty village. They claim to serve authentic southern italian specialties but really what it is, is the chef going to the grocery store close by and buying prepackaged foods and assembling them – but charging for authentic good […]

CHICKEN SOUP

CHICKEN SOUP

  One evening my friend Jessica called me. She had the flu and couldn’t move. She asked me if I could bring her some soup. I showed up with chicken, pasta, veggies, and stock. She said she thought I’d pick up some instant soup for […]

WEEKLY MIX

WEEKLY MIX

  When I get really busy during the week, I have to have something that is quick and easy to make. And though a big pot of chilli or a casserole can make a fast dinner or a lunch to go, I found I got […]

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

  There is a restaurant in Toronto called GUSTO 101. They have this kale salad that is absolutely amazing. It’s one of their signature dishes. Their Cavolo Nero has kale, currants, pine nuts, pecorino, and a lemon vinaigrette. Every time I go there I order […]