Dinner

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 tired […]

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 it. […]

CHIMICHURRI CHICKEN

CHIMICHURRI CHICKEN

A few years ago I went on a South American adventure with my cousin Danielle. Our first stop was Buenos Aires. We drank a bottle of Malbec every night with dinner, and dinner was always grilled meats with sides of veggies. I really loved the […]

SPINACH PESTO PASTA

SPINACH PESTO PASTA

I love raw pasta sauces. They are quick, easy, fresh, and delicious. My favourite is this vibrant green pesto. It feels like I’ve blended a salad and mixed it with pasta. When I eat it, I feel like I’m getting my greens in for the […]

CITRUS HERB ROASTED CHICKEN

CITRUS HERB ROASTED CHICKEN

My friend Jessica and I have a birthday tradition. Every year for our birthdays we make each other dinner. Given that Jessica and I are both foodies these aren’t your average dinners. Last year Jessica made me homemade ravioli and she always has the best […]

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

This is the salad I made to accompany the Citrus Herb Chicken for my friend’s birthday dinner. It’s light but filling and was a great side for this summer meal.

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

I made these for my cousin Danielle’s bachelorette party and they were a hit. I got two marriage proposals that night because of them. And people were still talking about them for a week after. When entertaining, taking something simple and making it special really […]

BERBERE SPICED LAMB WITH ORANGE COUSCOUS

BERBERE SPICED LAMB WITH ORANGE COUSCOUS

This is not the traditional Ethiopian dish by any stretch of the imagination. I’m using the berbere spice which is spicy and aromatic and gives the meat such depth of flavour. But using more of an osso bucco method for cooking it. The couscous is […]

ORZO FRITTATA WITH SMOKED TURKEY

ORZO FRITTATA WITH SMOKED TURKEY

I’m always looking for quick and easy lunch options that are tasty, carry well and can be eaten at room temperature – and of course healthy. This frittata meets all the requirements. I make a dish of this on sunday and portion it out. It […]

THAI SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

THAI SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

I had left over pumpkin puree from thanksgiving and decided to make a spicy soup with it. This is quick and easy and can be frozen for future meals.