Tag: Food

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 […]

MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

  I was at a party and they had an antipasto platter with marinated artichoke hearts. I loved them and started using them in salads and pastas. They are so versatile and can be used in so many ways. But I noticed a few things […]

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 […]

PUMPKIN GINGER SPICE ICE BOX CAKE

PUMPKIN GINGER SPICE ICE BOX CAKE

  My cousin hosted Thanksgiving this year so my only task was to make dessert. Instead of doing some sort of pie, I wanted to try something different. Pumpkin is the preferred flavour for desserts this time of year, so I made an icebox cake. […]

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. […]

TOASTED MARSHMALLOW ICE CREAM

TOASTED MARSHMALLOW ICE CREAM

  The first time I had roasted marshmallow ice cream was from Gregg’s in Toronto. It instantly became my favourite ice cream. I made this quick no-churn recipe and it is the best toasted marshmallow ice cream I’ve had. It’s smooth and creamy. The texture […]

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. 1 litre organic chicken stock 2 cups pumpkin purée 2 tbsp. red curry paste 1/4 […]

CHAI SPICED GRANOLA BARS

CHAI SPICED GRANOLA BARS

  To me, granola bars are the perfect snack. They carry well, are sweet and tasty, and you can make a batch of them and they last for two weeks in the fridge. I always have one in my bag, and I keep a container […]

ALMOND ICE CREAM

ALMOND ICE CREAM

  I don’t know what it is about ice creams. When I see a new flavour in the store I get excited and must buy it. I saw almond kulfi which I have had in the past and love. It’s an Indian style ice cream […]