Lunch

BEE STING PIZZA

BEE STING PIZZA

I love the taste of a bee sting pizza. It has the spiciness from the Calabrian chilis, the sweetness from the honey, and the salty bite of the olives. I like using soppressata with this as it compliments the rest of the ingredients. I’ve also […]

BANGERS & BEANS

BANGERS & BEANS

This started with me thinking I had nothing for dinner. After a quick search of my freezer and pantry I made this dish. Sausage, beans, shallots, and some herbs and you’re good to go. This was quick and easy for a simple dinner for two, […]

DILL RICE

DILL RICE

I had this rice on one of my visits to Chicago. We got take out and it was so good. I couldn’t believe how well the dill went with the rice. It was the perfect side for the roast veggies and chicken skewers that went […]

MEJADRA

MEJADRA

I love warm comforting meals, especially when it comes in one pot. This has become one of my favourite rice dishes. It reminds me of the Indian biriyani with a different spice profile. Mejadra is a Middle Eastern dish made with rice, lentils, nuts, and […]

WEEKNIGHT GNOCCHI

WEEKNIGHT GNOCCHI

Not everything has to be made from scratch. There are some great products on the market that are healthy and made well. So for those nights when you don’t feel like spending time creating a homemade dish, just go to your pantry and grab a […]

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

I love beluga lentils, and I love broccolini. Put those two together and scatter with chilies and I’m happy. I made this for my friend’s birthday. She has become a vegan so my challenge this year was to make an exciting, interesting, and delicious dinner. […]

POTATO LENTIL SALAD

POTATO LENTIL SALAD

We ordered a vegan lunch at work and it came with a potato salad. I was interested to see how they would make it as potato salads are defiantly not vegan with all the mayo and eggs that make the sauce. This one came with […]

RED LENTIL PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

RED LENTIL PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

I’ve never been a fan of pasta alternatives, but now that there is more of a demand for them, I have found that there are some really good ones on the market. When it comes to red lentils, I only eat them in a soup […]

ZA’ATAR SPICED TURKEY MEATLOAF

ZA’ATAR SPICED TURKEY MEATLOAF

I like to change things up with ground meats. I’m usually making meatballs with turkey or chicken instead of the usual ground beef. I tried this meatloaf with ground turkey. Since turkey is quite bland I added a lot of ingredients to it. The result […]

CAPONATA FLAT BREAD

CAPONATA FLAT BREAD

This flat bread is a great summer dinner. Crispy bread topped with a sweet and sour eggplant relish, smothered with manchego cheese and finished with parsley for a fresh element. Paired with a glass and wine and a simple side salad and dinner is done!