Lunch

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Croutons: 1/2 a loaf of rosemary bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes Olive oil, for […]

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSIONFRUIT JAM

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSIONFRUIT 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]